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Information about admissions to your school, 11+ procedures, transitions, and policies

3 year financial plans

A 3 year plan is required as part of the financial planning process.

Absence and Leave

Guidance about leave.

Subscription to HR employee relations advisory service core package required

Accessibility plan (Governors)

Schools must prepare, implement and resource a plan to improve access for disabled children

Accident, incident reporting

Health & Safety policies and guidelines

Subscription to H & S required

Admissions

Information about admissions to your school, 11+ procedures, transitions, and policies

Admissions arrangements (Governor policies)

The School Admissions Code applies to all schools.

Admissions: Register of pupils’ admission to school

Admissions legislation: register of pupils’ admission to school

Adoption leave

Guidance about leave.

Subscription to HR employee relations advisory service core package required

After & before school clubs (Finance)

Allegations against staff

Allowances

Pay information

HR employee relations advisory service core package OR Payroll

ANT reporting

Health and safety, risk assessments and alerts from the HR Zone

Anti-Bullying (Gov policies)

Background: Every school must have measures in place to prevent all forms of bullying.

AnyComms Plus

A secure, web based file transfer system

Subscription to SMST required.

Appraisal

Outlines a range of guidance and information about school policies around performance management

Subscription to the HR employee relations advisory service core package required

Appraisal policy (Governors)

Governing bodies are required to ensure that the performance of teachers and the headteacher is managed and reviewed

Apprenticeships

Training and recruiting apprentices

Asbestos Awareness Training

Asbestos policy and procedure (H & S policies 4.2)

Health & Safety policies and guidelines

Subscription to H & S required

Asthma Attack Emergency Guidance (H & S policies 8.13)

Health & Safety policies and guidelines

Subscription to H & S required

Asylum and Immigration

It is illegal to employ somebody who has no right to work in the UK

subscription to the Payroll & Transactions Management package required

Attendance (County Attendance Team)

The County Attendance Team is a countywide service that primarily supports children, families and schools to reduce non-attendance.

Attendance (Gov Zone policies)

The Government expects Schools and Local Authorities to: promote good attendance and reduce absence.

Audit and Risk Management

Audit and Risk Management information for schools

Available to Bucks schools only

Autism (Safeguarding Toolkit)

Autistic Spectrum Disorder Team

Basic Fire Safety Awareness Course

Basic Tree Survey and Inspection course

Before & after schools clubs (Finance)

Behaviour and physical intervention; BCC policy

Model Governor policy and BCC policy for the use of physical intervention.

Behaviour policy

Behaviour policy (Governors). The headteacher must decide the standard of behaviour of pupils and set out measures in the behaviour policy.

Behaviour principles written statement (Governors)

Behaviour principles written statement information for Governors)

Benefits (for Bucks employees)

Buckinghamshire is a great place to be and, with the range of benefits available to you as an employee, the County Council is a great place to work.

Available to maintained schools and schools subscribing to the HR employee relations advisory service core package

Buckinghamshire Family Information Service

Providing information to Buckinghamshire families

Bucks Pay Employment Conditions

The conditions on this page apply to all Buckinghamshire County Council employees in Schools employed Bucks Pay Conditions of Service.

Bucks pay scales

Bucks pay scales

Budget Forecasting

Budget Monitoring

Budget setting

The budget of a school is delegated to the Governing Body

Budgets

Budgets: funding

Bulletin

Available to Bucks schools only

Bullying (Gov policies)

Background: Every school must have measures in place to prevent all forms of bullying.

Bullying (Safeguarding Toolkit)

Bullying policy

Information about conduct, discipline, whistleblowing

Subscription to the HR employee relations advisory service core package required

Capability

Outlines a range of guidance and information about school policies around performance management

Subscription to the HR employee relations advisory service core package required

Capability of staff (Governor policy)

Governor policy; capability of staff

Capital Expenditure using the School Budget Share (Revenue to Capital Transactions)

For maintained schools, any capital project first needs to be agreed with the Local Authority

Capital Loans for Schools

The LA will make a loan for any purpose it agrees, as in the interest of the school.

Careers Education and Guidance (Gov Zone policies)

Schools are under a duty to secure access to independent careers guidance for their pupils in school years 8 to 13.

Cash advances

Cash advances information for Chequebook Schools.

Chequebook schools only

Categories of School Governor

Advice and guidance to help governors understand and monitor policy management.

Categories of School Governor

There are many different categories of governor, including parent governors, staff governors and foundation governors.

Central record of recruitment and vetting checks (Governor Policy)

It is a statutory requirement that all schools keep and maintain a single central record.

Chair of Governors

Advice and guidance for Chairs of Governors

Change of Bank Details

Subscription to HR Contracts and Payroll package needed

Change of Bank Details (Payroll Subscribers)

Change of Bank Details (Payroll Subscribers)

Payroll subscribers only

Charges for Educational Activities

Charges for Educational Activities

Charging and remissions (Governor policies)

Charging and remissions policies

Chequebook Schools: Emergency Cash Advance Request

Emergency Cash Advance Request for Chequebook Schools

Chequebook Schools only

Child employment

Children in Employment and Entertainment is a part of the Education Welfare Specialist Unit based in Aylesbury

Child protection (public website)

Includes information about making a referral.

Child Protection Induction for New Staff (Safeguarding Toolkit)

Child Protection policy (Governors)

Child Protection policy and procedures

Child Protection Policy (Model)

Child protection Procedures

Child protection training

Dates and venues for forthcoming Child protection training.

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) (Safeguarding Toolkit)

Childcare sufficiency

View the latest childcare sufficiency information for Buckinghamshire

Children and Young People in Public Care (Gov Zone Policies)

Governing Bodies are required to appoint a designated teacher to promote the educational achievement of looked after children

Children in Employment and Entertainment

Children in Employment and Entertainment is a part of the Education Welfare Specialist Unit based in Aylesbury

Children Missing Education (CME)

Children Missing Education - Legislation, Guidance and Referral Forms

Close relationships at work policy

Information about conduct, discipline, whistleblowing

Subscription to the HR employee relations advisory service core package required

Closures

Emergency information including school closures, safeguarding emergency planning and contacts

Available to Bucks schools only

Code of Conduct for Governors

Cognition and Learning Team

Collective Worship

We seek to ensure that all pupils in our schools develop spiritually, academically, emotionally and morally.

Commercial services from BCC

Buckinghamshire County Council Commercial Services

Committees; Governing Body

Most governing boards establish committees to assist in carrying out their work and may delegate some governing board functions to these committees.

Common Referral Form (Multi Agency Referral Form)

Computers (Gov Zone Policies)

Schools should help staff, helpers and pupils maintain a safe and responsible level of conduct in their use of online technology.

Conduct and discipline policy

Information about conduct, discipline, whistleblowing

Subscription to the HR employee relations advisory service core package required

Conflicts of interest (Gov policies)

Contingency Fund

Contingency fund information, meeting dates and application form

Contractual Changes (Payroll subscribers)

Contractual Changes (Payroll subscribers)

Payroll subscribers only

Copyright Licencing

Information for maintained schools, academies and local authorities on copyright licensing in schools.

COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Training

County Attendance Team (formerly Education Welfare Service)

The County Attendance Team is a countywide service that primarily supports children, families and schools to reduce non-attendance.

Cyber Safety (Gov Zone Policies)

Schools should help staff, helpers and pupils maintain a safe and responsible level of conduct in their use of online technology.

Data protection (GDPR)

GDPR; (General Data Protection Regulation) guidelines.

Data protection policy (Governors)

Data protection policy for Governing Bodies

Debt recovery

Declaration of pecuniary interests

Download the form

Devolved formula Capital Grant (DFCG)

Information about your premises including buildings, outside area and energy efficiency.

Available to Bucks schools only

DFCG

Devolved formula capital (DFC) grant is capital funding calculated on a formulaic basis for each School.

Down Syndrome

Driving licences

Drug & Alcohol Screening Tool (Safeguarding Toolkit)

Early Years

Comprehensive information about the EYFS and other aspects of early years.

Early Years and childcare financial advice

Financial advice from our Early Years web.

Early Years Foundation Stage (Governor policies)

Governing Body policies for the Early Years Foundation Stage

Educating Children in Public Care ECPC)

The Virtual School is a small, joint agency, countywide team of specialist staff from education and social care

Education Healthcare Plan (EHC)

The SEN team co-ordinates the assessment process and allocates school placements for statemented pupils.

Education Welfare Service (now County Attendance Team)

The County Attendance Team is a countywide service that primarily supports children, families and schools to reduce non-attendance.

Educational Activities - charges for

Educational psychology (public site)

Educational Psychologists (EPs) undertake a range of work aimed at promoting inclusion, psychological well-being and raising standards for children and young people.

Educational Visits

Information about educational visits and Evolve

Available to Bucks schools only

Educational Visits (Gov Policies)

Eform Journals

Election and Appointment of Governors (Gov Policies)

Elective home education

This service provides advice and guidance to parents/guardians, who elect to take sole responsibility for every aspect of the education of their child/ren at home.

Available to Bucks schools only

Emergencies

Emergency information including school closures, safeguarding emergency planning and contacts

Available to Bucks schools only

Emergency Cash Advance Request

Emergency Cash Advance Request for Chequebook Schools

Chequebook Schools only

Emergency closures

Emergency information including school closures, safeguarding emergency planning and contacts

Available to Bucks schools only

Emergency contacts

Emergency information including school closures, safeguarding emergency planning and contacts

Available to Bucks schools only

Emergency Plan (Gov Policies)

Emotional wellbeing

According to the World Health Organization,Emotional wellbeing has been defined as: A positive state of mind and body, feeling safe and able to cope, with a sense of connection with people

Employee Assistance Programme

Advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Available to maintained schools and schools subscribing to the HR employee relations advisory service core package

Employee Benefits

Buckinghamshire is a great place to be and, with the range of benefits available to you as an employee, the County Council is a great place to work.

Available to maintained schools and schools subscribing to the HR employee relations advisory service core package

Energy advice

Information about your premises including buildings, outside area and energy efficiency.

Available to Bucks schools only

Equalities

Equality information and objectives (Public Sector Equality Duty)

Policy for Governing Bodies

e-safety (Gov Zone Policies)

Schools should help staff, helpers and pupils maintain a safe and responsible level of conduct in their use of online technology.

E-safety (Safeguarding Toolkit)

Exclusion Procedures (Gov Policies)

Exclusion procedures may form part of the school’s Behaviour Policy.

Exclusions and Reintegration

The Exclusions & Reintegration Team aims to support the inclusion, in suitable education provision, of vulnerable children without an education placement or at risk of exclusion.

Expenditure codes

Expenses

The School may reimburse Business Mileage, Car Parking, Public Transport, Air Travel costs incurred in the performance of your job

Subscription to the Payroll & Transactions Management Package required

Fair Access Board

The Fair Access Board is the decision making body that delivers the intentions all schools have signed up to under the Statement of Intent.

Available to Bucks schools only

Family Information Service

Providing information to Buckinghamshire families

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) (Safeguarding Toolkit)

Finance committee (Governing Body)

The whole governing board decides how to spend the budget and must approve the school budget plan submitted to the LEA at the beginning of the financial year. The governing board should also approve any changes to the budget plan during the year, unless it delegates this function to the Finance Committee.

Finance Packages

Finance timetable and responsibilities - maintained schools

Finance Zone

Financial Management (Gov policies)

Financial plan: 3 year

A 3 year plan is required as part of the financial planning process.

Financial Year End Procedures

Details and downloads for Year End Procedures and timetables are available here.

Fire Warden Training Course

Fireworks (H & S policies 4.6)

Health & Safety policies and guidelines

Subscription to H & S required

First Response Referrals (Safeguarding Toolkit)

Fleet management

Fleet management information

Bucks schools only

Flexible working

Flexible working is an employment benefit which is offered to assist in the balance of family and work life.

Subscription to the HR employee relations advisory service core package required

FMS guidance

ICT Zone SIMS guidance and help

Subscription to Schools ICT required

FMS guidance

ICT Zone FMS guidance and help

Subscription to Schools ICT required

Food Hygiene Training

Forced Marriage (Safeguarding Toolkit)

Forms; HR

Subscription to the Payroll & Transactions Management Package required

Foundation Governors

Advice and guidance to help governors understand and monitor policy management.

Foundation Governors

There are many different categories of governor, including parent governors, staff governors and foundation governors.

Fraser Guidelines (Safeguarding Toolkit)

Free Childcare for 2 year old

Free childcare is available for 2 year olds, for 15 hours a week during the school term, at the start of the term following your child's second birthday

Freedom of Information publication scheme (Governor Policies)

FOI policies and procedures for Governors

Funding

GDPR guidance

GDPR; (General Data Protection Regulation) guidelines.

Governing Body Constitution

Whereas once schools operated as autonomous entities, you will now hear talk of partnerships, collaborations, hard federations, soft federations, academies, sponsors and multi-academy trusts (MATs).

Governing Body roles

When Governors have been appointed they may be assigned to various roles and responsibilities within the governing body.

Governor Committees

Most governing boards establish committees to assist in carrying out their work and may delegate some governing board functions to these committees.

Governor meeting minutes and agendas

View, print and download agendas and minutes for your governing body meetings.

Subscription to Governor Services required

Governor Visits Guidance (Gov policies)

Governing Bodies are recommended to prepare and approve a policy on Governors’ visits

Governor Zone

Governors’ allowances (schemes for paying)

Governor procedures for allowances

Graduated approach

The SEN team co-ordinates the assessment process and allocates school placements for statemented pupils.

Grooming (Safeguarding Toolkit)

Hazardous substances (H & S policies 4)

Health & Safety policies and guidelines

Subscription to H & S required

Headlice policy (H & S policies 8.10)

Health & Safety policies and guidelines

Subscription to H & S required

Health & Safety Policies

Health & Safety policies and guidelines

Subscription to H & S required

Health and Attendance policy and toolkit

Designed to assist line managers to manage situations where an employees attendance does not meet the required standard.

Subscription to the HR employee relations advisory service core package required

Health and Safety

Health and safety, risk assessments and alerts from the HR Zone

Health and Safety (Gov policies)

Health and Safety (Model Assessment)

Health and safety, risk assessments and alerts from the HR Zone

Health and safety Course Information

Information and dates of Health and safety Courses

Health and Safety policy (Governors)

Health and Safety policy advice for Governors

Health training opportunities

Forthcoming Training Events

Hearing Support Team

Home education

This service provides advice and guidance to parents/guardians, who elect to take sole responsibility for every aspect of the education of their child/ren at home.

Available to Bucks schools only

Home to school transport

Home to school transport from the public website

Home tuition and hospital teaching service for sick children

Schools are required to ensure that all children with medical conditions, are properly supported in school

Home-school agreements (Governor policies)

Home-school agreements policies for Governing Bodies

Hospital teaching service and home tuition for sick children

Schools are required to ensure that all children with medical conditions, are properly supported in school

ICT training

Immigration and Asylum

It is illegal to employ somebody who has no right to work in the UK

subscription to the Payroll & Transactions Management package required

In year admissions

Information about admissions to your school, 11+ procedures, transitions, and policies

Incident & accident reporting

Health & Safety policies and guidelines

Subscription to H & S required

Income

Schools funds and debt

Income & Banking

Information Sharing (Safeguarding Toolkit)

Input Tax

Instrument of Government

Whereas once schools operated as autonomous entities, you will now hear talk of partnerships, collaborations, hard federations, soft federations, academies, sponsors and multi-academy trusts (MATs).

Instrument of government (Governing Body policy)

Governing Body

Insurance

The Insurance Team provides a comprehensive service

Available to Bucks schools only

Interim Payments (Payroll subscribers)

Interim Payments (Payroll subscribers)

Payroll subscribers only

Inventories

All establishments are required to maintain and annually check a record of all assets

Invoices (VAT guidance)

IOSH Managing Safely

IOSH Managing Safely Refresher Course

Job adverts

The recruitment service assists schools in sourcing the most skilled, talented and motivated candidates for permanent, fixed term vacancies and temp agency posts.

Subscription to the Resourcing Package required

Language Team (Specialist Teaching Service)

Lease guidance for schools

Leases are classified as either finance leases or operating leases.

Ledger Codes (SIMS)

SIMS downloads

Subscription to Schools ICT required

Legal

HB Public Law provides a legal advice and representation service.

Legionella guidelines (H & S policies 4.4)

Health & Safety policies and guidelines

Subscription to H & S required

Legionella Training Course

Lettings (Gov policies)

Licenses

Information for maintained schools, academies and local authorities on copyright licensing in schools.

Local Authority Governors

Advice and guidance to help governors understand and monitor policy management.

Local Authority Governors

There are many different categories of governor, including parent governors, staff governors and foundation governors.

Long service awards

Buckinghamshire County Council rewards and recognises length of service of 10, 15 and 25 years.

Long service to Bucks awards

Pay information

HR employee relations advisory service core package OR Payroll

Looked After Children (Gov Zone Policies)

Governing Bodies are required to appoint a designated teacher to promote the educational achievement of looked after children

Looked after children; education (ECPC)

The Virtual School is a small, joint agency, countywide team of specialist staff from education and social care

Maintenance

Information about your premises including buildings, outside area and energy efficiency.

Available to Bucks schools only

Managing Fire Safety Course (formally Fire Risk Assessor Training)

Manual handling guidelines (H & S policies 5.1)

Health & Safety policies and guidelines

Subscription to H & S required

Manual Handling Training of Objects

Maternity leave

Guidance about leave.

Subscription to HR employee relations advisory service core package required

Mediation

Mediation is a process whereby an appropriately trained mediator works with people who are experiencing conflict and disputes.

Medical conditions: supporting pupils (Governor policy)

Guidance and policies for Governors

Medicines; administration record book

Health and safety, risk assessments and alerts from the HR Zone

Mental Health and Wellbeing Training

Migrant workers

It is illegal to employ somebody who has no right to work in the UK

subscription to the Payroll & Transactions Management package required

Minibuses

Minutes and agendas for Governing Body meetings

View, print and download agendas and minutes for your governing body meetings.

Subscription to Governor Services required

Minutes of, and papers considered at, meetings (Governors)

Minutes of, and papers considered at, meetings of the governing body and its committees

Model Child Protection Policy

Model Code of Conduct for Governors

Model Health and Safety Statement

Health and safety, risk assessments and alerts from the HR Zone

Model pay policy

Paying teachers and support staff

Model policy; debt recovery

Model United Nations (MUN)

Multi Agency Referral Form (Common Referral Form)

Multi Agency Referral Form (Safeguarding Toolkit)

Multi Sensory Impairment Team

Music tuition - charges for

New Starters

Everything you need to know when a new member of staff is employed.

Subscription to the Payroll & Transactions Management Package required

New starters (Payroll Subscribers)

New starters (Payroll Subscribers)

Payroll subscribers only

Occupational Health

Designed to assist line managers to manage situations where an employees attendance does not meet the required standard.

Subscription to the HR employee relations advisory service core package required

Organisational change

Managing change in schools, including redundancy and policy change

Subscription to the HR employee relations advisory service core package required

Output Tax

Overpayments

Subscription to HR Contracts and Payroll package needed

Overpayments (Payroll subscribers)

Overpayments (Payroll subscribers)

Payroll subscribers only

Overtime

Pay information

HR employee relations advisory service core package OR Payroll

Overtime

Overtime and Overtime Payments process

Paediatric Moving and Handling (excluding hoists)

Paediatric Moving and Handling (including hoists)

Paediatric Moving and Handling (including hoists) Refresher

Paediatric Moving and Handling Assessor Refresher Training

Paediatric Moving and Handling Assessor Training

Parent Governors

Advice and guidance to help governors understand and monitor policy management.

Parent Governors

There are many different categories of governor, including parent governors, staff governors and foundation governors.

PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) Training

Paternity leave

Guidance about leave.

Subscription to HR employee relations advisory service core package required

Pay

Paying teachers and support staff

Pay and Teacher's Pay

Pay information

HR employee relations advisory service core package OR Payroll

Pay Calculations

Subscription to HR Contracts and Payroll package needed

Pay scales (Bucks)

Bucks pay scales

PAYE forms

P45, P60, P11d etc.

PAYE Forms Explained

Pay information

HR employee relations advisory service core package OR Payroll

PAYE Reference Numbers

PAYE Reference Numbers

Payments/invoices

Payslips

Subscription to HR Contracts and Payroll package needed

Payslips (Payroll Subscribers)

Payslips are sent to the school unless the employee has requested for it to be sent to their home address.

Payroll subscribers only

Pecuniary Interest

Register of business interests of head teachers and governors

Pensions

How to apply for retirement; financial advice; how to process a request

Available to maintained schools or schools subscribing to the Payroll & Transactions Management or HR employee relations advisory service core packages

Performance information

Subscription to SMST required.

Performance Management

Outlines a range of guidance and information about school policies around performance management

Subscription to the HR employee relations advisory service core package required

Performance management policy (Governors)

Governing bodies are required to ensure that the performance of teachers and the headteacher is managed and reviewed

Personal Safety Awareness

Photography policy and consent form

Suggested photography and video policy and consent form template for schools

Physical Disability Team

Physical intervention

Model Governor policy and BCC policy for the use of physical intervention.

Policies (Human Resources)

Statutory policies for schools to use

Only available to Bucks schools

Policies, Procedures, Guidance (non-statutory)

Policies, procedures, guidance on issues surrounding Health & Safety and Resources

Pregnancy (teenage)

Guidance and Support Materials produced through the Buckinghamshire Healthy Schools and Buckinghamshire Teenage Pregnancy Partnerships

Premises and property

Information about your premises including buildings, outside area and energy efficiency.

Available to Bucks schools only

Premises management documents (Governors)

Premises management document advice for Governors

PREVENT

Prevent (Safeguarding Toolkit)

Proof of right to work (LA schools not buying BCC HR)

Schools are responsible for conducting the correct checks

Proof of Right to Work: FAQs:

subscription to the Payroll & Transactions Management package required

PSHE Curriculum and Resources Key Stages 1 & 2

PSHE Curriculum and Resources Key Stages 3 & 4

PSN user guides

Links to guidance on using Bucks PSN Services for Schools

Pupil discipline committees (Governors)

The governing body itself (or its discipline committee where one is in place) has no power to exclude a pupil from school, as only the headteacher (or acting headteacher) has this power. The governors’ role is essentially one of reviewing the headteacher’s exclusion decisions. Governors may delegate this function to a Pupils Discipline Committee

Pupil Premium Governors

Pupil Premium Governors

Purchasing Card Scheme

Purchasing goods and services

Radicalisation (Safeguarding Toolkit)

Ramadan guidance

Reasonable Force (Gov policy)

Model Governor policy and BCC policy for the use of physical intervention.

Recharges

Record Keeping Audit Tool (Safeguarding Toolkit)

Records Management (Gov policy)

Recruitment

The recruitment service assists schools in sourcing the most skilled, talented and motivated candidates for permanent, fixed term vacancies and temp agency posts.

Subscription to the Resourcing Package required

Redundancy

Managing change in schools, including redundancy and policy change

Subscription to the HR employee relations advisory service core package required

Referrals to First Response (Safeguarding Toolkit)

Register of business interests of head teachers and governors

Register of business interests of head teachers and governors

Register of pupils’ admission to school

Admissions legislation: register of pupils’ admission to school

Register of pupils’ attendance (Governor policies)

Governing bodies are responsible for ensuring that admissions (and attendance) registers are maintained.

Religious education

We seek to ensure that all pupils in our schools develop spiritually, academically, emotionally and morally.

Removal of Chairmen/Vice-Chairmen (Gov policies)

Residential visits - charges for

Restraint

Model Governor policy and BCC policy for the use of physical intervention.

Retention of Documents (Finance)

Prime (Original) documentation has to be retained for future use/reference.

Retirement

How to apply for retirement; financial advice; how to process a request

Available to maintained schools or schools subscribing to the Payroll & Transactions Management or HR employee relations advisory service core packages

Revenue to Capital

For maintained schools, any capital project first needs to be agreed with the Local Authority

Revised Budget/ABL

Risk assessments

Health and safety, risk assessments and alerts from the HR Zone

Roles on the school Governing Body

When Governors have been appointed they may be assigned to various roles and responsibilities within the governing body.

Routine Playground Inspection Course

SACRE

We seek to ensure that all pupils in our schools develop spiritually, academically, emotionally and morally.

Safeguarding Children in Education

Safeguarding Toolkit

Safeguarding training

Dates and venues for forthcoming Child protection training.

SAP Accounting timetable 2018-2019

The Expenses Claim Form should be used for the reimbursement of all expenses other than those incurred under the PET scheme

Scheme of Financial Delegation

Each local authority is required to have a Scheme for Financing Schools, which defines the financial relationship between the authority and the schools in its area.

School Bulletin

Available to Bucks schools only

School Funds / Voluntary Funds

School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013

School Governance; being a Governor

Continuous improvement is not only key for schools, but vital for Governing Boards too. An effective governing body will have clear structures and processes in place to carry out its functions effectively. This information will help you develop and get the most out of your board.

Subscription to Governor Services required

School Governance; being a Governor

Here you will find a wealth of information, useful for both those new to the role and for those with experience. Information is always being updated as we respond to the ever changing educational landscape.

School Governance; being a Governor

Information on the key functions of a governing board, the law, constitution and regulations.

School Liaison Support

The Liaison Group meetings are for all schools in Buckinghamshire. The Area Hub and Primary Executive Board Meetings are for primary schools.

Available to Bucks schools only

School Meals

The government has targeted funding to improve the quality of school meals.

Available to Bucks Schools only

School trips - charges for

Schools Financial Management Advisory Team

Promoting and supporting improved financial management practice in schools in line with the agreed policies of the Local Authority and statutory requirements, e.g. Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS).

Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS)

Audit and Risk Management information for schools

Available to Bucks schools only

Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS)

The SFVS was introduced by the DfE as a financial self assessment tool.

Schools Library service

Schools Library Service (members only)

Schools Library Service members exclusive content

SLS members only

Schools Specific Contingency Fund

Contingency fund information, meeting dates and application form

SchoolsWeb feedback

Tell us what you like about SchoolsWeb and how we can improve

Screening, Searching and Confiscation (Gov policies)

Secondary transfer

Information about admissions to your school, 11+ procedures, transitions, and policies

SEN policy for schools (Governor Zone)

The following guidance outlines for schools the information that they are required to publis

SEND

The SEN team co-ordinates the assessment process and allocates school placements for statemented pupils.

SEND IAS Service

Buckinghamshire Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support (SEND IAS) Service (formerly Parent Partnership).

Separation of duties (finance)

It is important that no individual is responsible for completing a transaction alone.

Service Desk Portal

E-form to raise an issue with the HR, Finance and ICT service desk

Service to Bucks Awards

Buckinghamshire County Council rewards and recognises length of service of 10, 15 and 25 years.

Sex education policy (Governor guidance)

The governing body of a maintained school should make, and keep up to date, a separate written statement of its policy with regard to the provision of sex education

Sexualised Behaviour traffic light tool (Safeguarding Toolkit)

SFVS (Schools Financial Value Standard)

Audit and Risk Management information for schools

Available to Bucks schools only

Sickness

Guidance about leave.

Subscription to HR employee relations advisory service core package required

SIMS downloads

SIMS downloads

Subscription to Schools ICT required

SIMS guidance

ICT Zone SIMS guidance and help

Subscription to Schools ICT required

SIMS guidance

ICT Zone FMS guidance and help

Subscription to Schools ICT required

Single central record (Governor policy)

It is a statutory requirement that all schools keep and maintain a single central record.

Small Pool Operators Certificate

Small Pool Operators Information Update Seminar

Solicitors

HB Public Law provides a legal advice and representation service.

Special Educational Needs (SEND)

The SEN team co-ordinates the assessment process and allocates school placements for statemented pupils.

Special educational needs policy (Governor Zone)

The following guidance outlines for schools the information that they are required to publis

Specialist Teaching Service

Staff discipline, conduct and grievance (Governor procedures)

Schools are required to have in place policies and procedures for staff discipline, conduct and grievance

Staff Governors

Advice and guidance to help governors understand and monitor policy management.

Staff Governors

There are many different categories of governor, including parent governors, staff governors and foundation governors.

Standing Orders (Gov policies)

Standing Orders (Governor Zone) - Recommended Policies and Guidance

Whereas once schools operated as autonomous entities, you will now hear talk of partnerships, collaborations, hard federations, soft federations, academies, sponsors and multi-academy trusts (MATs).

Statement of procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff (Governor policy)

Governor guidance

Statements

The SEN team co-ordinates the assessment process and allocates school placements for statemented pupils.

Statutory Policies (Human Resources)

Statutory policies for schools to use

Only available to Bucks schools

Substance misuse policy

Information about conduct, discipline, whistleblowing

Subscription to the HR employee relations advisory service core package required

Supporting Pupils in School with Medical Conditions Course

Supporting pupils with medical conditions (Governor policy)

Guidance and policies for Governors

Suspension and Removal of Governors (Gov policies)

Swimming

Swimming / swimming pools (H & S policies 12.10)

Health & Safety policies and guidelines

Subscription to H & S required

swimming policies

Sets out the policies and provide guidance on safe practice in school swimming

Swimming Pool Awareness for Headteachers

Tax Codes

Information about the different tax codes

Teachers’ pay policy (Governor policy)

Teachers’ pay policy guidance for Governors

Teenage Pregnancy

Guidance and Support Materials produced through the Buckinghamshire Healthy Schools and Buckinghamshire Teenage Pregnancy Partnerships

Term dates (public website)

Future holiday dates including recommended inset days.

Three year financial plans

A 3 year plan is required as part of the financial planning process.

Traded services from BCC

Buckinghamshire County Council Commercial Services

Training for Trainers course notes primary

This T4T material has been developed for you to use to deliver your own Child Protection training within your school.

Only for staff who have completed the course.

Training for Trainers course notes secondary

This T4T material has been developed for you to use to deliver your own Child Protection training within your school.

Only for staff who have completed the course

Training; health

Forthcoming Training Events

Training; ICT

Transfer testing

Information about admissions to your school, 11+ procedures, transitions, and policies

Transition from Primary to Secondary School

Information and resources to help create a smooth transition process, which is based on both pupils’ academic and pastoral needs

Transition to secondary school

Information about admissions to your school, 11+ procedures, transitions, and policies

Transport

Trees

Information about your premises including buildings, outside area and energy efficiency.

Available to Bucks schools only

Use of Reasonable Force (Gov policy)

Model Governor policy and BCC policy for the use of physical intervention.

VAT Guidance

VAT invoices

VAT rates

VAT returns

Vehicles, regulations for the use of

Fleet management information

Bucks schools only

Virtual School

The Virtual School is a small, joint agency, countywide team of specialist staff from education and social care

Virtual School (Gov Zone Policies)

Governing Bodies are required to appoint a designated teacher to promote the educational achievement of looked after children

Visual Impairment Team

Voluntary Funds / School Funds/

Whistleblowing policy

Information about conduct, discipline, whistleblowing

Subscription to the HR employee relations advisory service core package required

Working at Height Training

Workstation Safety Plus

Health and safety, risk assessments and alerts from the HR Zone

Year End Procedures (Finance)

Details and downloads for Year End Procedures and timetables are available here.

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