Interests: School Business Management / Administration

Week of: 16 April 2018 - 22 April 2018

School Census Bulletin – Summer 2018

As you may be aware, the statutory School Census for the Summer Term will take place on Thursday 17 May 2018. We strongly recommend that schools begin to prepare for the School Census by ensuring that, so far as possible, pupil databases are up-to-date and the relevant systems/accesses are in place.    

NJC Local Government Services Pay Award

Agreement has been reached by the National Joint Council (NJC) for rates of pay applicable from 1 April 2018 and 1 April 2019 for non-teaching staff on DCC grades A to T. This is a 2% increase, with the lowest paid receiving up to 9.1%, aligned with National Living Wage increases. Due to the late […]

Brake’s Kids Walk

On Wednesday 13 June, thousands of children aged 4-11 from across the country will put their best feet forward to promote road safety and the health and planet-saving benefits of walking. This project aims to inspire and engage children about the dangers they face and help Brake call on grown-ups to make their streets safer. […]

Safeguarding Schools Administration

Schools, are you bewildered by the Single Central Record, befuddled with Safer Recruitment, bemused by legal requirements or just bamboozled by parents? Then this training is for you! This one-day training aims to cover: Single Central Record Safer Recruitment Difficult Conversations including with parents and other agencies who have parental responsibility How to support your […]

Devon Education Finance Training (DEFT)

This one day workshop is designed for new or inexperienced school administration staff, giving an overview of finance and financial administration in the school environment. There will be opportunities throughout the day to explore best practice delivered through group discussions and practical application, as well as instruction based training. Topics include: Income and receipting, ordering […]

Free School Meals Legislation Changes

Dear Administrator and Headteacher’s, I am writing to notify you of some recent changes in Free School Meals legislation which came into force on the 1 April 2018. Please find a letter and FAQs via the link below which will provide further information.

South West School Administration Conference: Improving efficiency through great school administration – Wednesday 25 April 2018

This one day administration conference brings together expert keynote speakers to update you on current issues, to challenge thinking and to motivate and inspire you. The conference will be packed with information about GDPR, safeguarding, school finance, data and assessment, pupil absence, dealing with difficult parents and taking control of your wellbeing and workload. A […]

Meningococcal ACWY vaccination Year 13

Public Health England are asking for schools’ help in encouraging all Year 13 pupils to check if they have received the MenACWY vaccine to protect against meningococcal disease.  This is a rare disease but can be life-threatening and cause meningitis and septicaemia.  Current Year 13 students will have been offered the vaccine in year 10 or […]

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