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Capability of staff

Applies to Maintained Schools Background New arrangements for teacher appraisal and new teaching standards came into force 1 September 2012. Approval Governing boards free to delegate to a committee of the governing board or an individual governor. Review frequency Governing board free to determine. Local guidance Model policies and toolkits for both teaching and non-teaching staff can be accessed via SchoolsWeb HR Zone, Managing Performance . DfE guidance Deploying staff Legislation The School…

Careers Fairs and Training

As part of the project both countries hosted a number of careers fairs for students and training events for teachers. Şaban Temuge Vocational and Technical High School - Dec 2017 Career Days with Bayram ÖZREK - Dec 2017 Career Days with a Private Hospital - March 2018 Bucks Skills Show - Oct 2018 Links to videos and information on this careers fairs, including future details can be found below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV4Xe6Ae06I https://wannabebucks.org/bucks-skills-show/ It is also on…

Central record of recruitment and vetting checks

Applies to Maintained Schools, Academies, Free Schools, Sixth Form College, Pupil Referral Units, Independent Schools, Non Maintained Special Schools. Background It is a statutory requirement (Keeping Children Safe in Education, Paragraph 112) for all schools and academies to keep and maintain a single central record (SCR) of recruitment and vetting checks for their whole workforce (including volunteers, supply staff and teacher trainees on salaried routes). Academies will also need to keep the…

Certificates which contain information

What is a positive check? A positive DBS Check is one which contains criminal information as notified by the DBS. Where a DBS Certificate is issued containing criminal information, an email will be sent from the eDBS system advising you accordingly. Please note that BCC’s Safeguarding in Employment (SiE) Team will not see this certificate. Guidance to information on certificates When a positive check is received You will receive an email from the SiE Team to advise that an applicant’s DBS Discl…

Charging and remissions

Applies to Maintained schools, academies, and free schools. Background Governing boards are required to have a policy on charging for additional educational activities (eg music tuition), and on remissions of charges. Approval Governing board free to delegate to a committee of the governing body, an individual governor or the head teacher (local recommendation is delegation to the Finance Committee). Review frequency - governing board free to determine (recommended annually). Local guidance Cha…

Child protection

Applies to Maintained Schools Academies Free Schools Sixth Form Colleges Pupil Referral Units Independent Schools Non-Maintained Special Schools Further Education Background Governing boards have a responsibility to safeguard children and promote their welfare. Governing boards also have a responsibility to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our schools to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm. Approval Governing board or propr…

Committees

Most governing boards establish committees to assist in carrying out their work and may delegate some governing board functions to these committees. The governing board must determine the membership and proceedings of any committee. The governing board must also regularly review the establishment , terms of reference , constitution and membership . Each committee must have a chair, who is either appointed by the governing board or elected by the committee. The governing board must also appoint…

Common Transfer File (CTF)

All schools, including PRUs, should be using the Common Transfer File or CTF to transfer pupil data electronically whenever a pupil changes schools at any time during the year. This could be at the end of an academic year or phase of education and involve a whole cohort of pupils or it could be mid-phase or mid-year for a single pupil. CTFs provide schools with valuable information about new pupils which can be automatically uploaded into their management information systems (MIS). The law requ…

Computer and e-safety policies

Background Schools should take appropriate steps to help staff, helpers and pupils maintain a safe and responsible level of conduct in their use of online technology. Review Computer Resources Policy including Internet Code of Practice - three yearly review recommended for Schools Financial Value Standard. Local guidance Please refer to the Safeguarding Toolkit for further information . DfE guidance Child internet safety Cyber Safety training courses for individual Governors and whole Governing…

Conflicts of interest

Conflicts of interests may arise where an individual’s personal or family interests and/or loyalties conflict with those of the governing board. Such conflicts may create problems because they can: Inhibit free discussion; Result in decisions or actions that are not in the interests of the school; and Risk the impression that the Governing board has acted improperly. It is important that governors and staff not only act impartially, but are also seen to act impartially. You have a duty to act i…

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COVID-19 – HR guidance for schools and staff

Government and other Guidance All coronavirus guidance for educational settings can now be found in one place on GOV.​UK: Guidance for educational settings Guidance for the public Guidance for employers and businesses ACAS Buckinghamshire guidance The situation surrounding Coronavirus is fast-moving and developing rapidly, so it is important to keep yourself up to date. Although schools will be closed for normal business from 20 March there will still be a requirement for staff to attend and/or…

COVID-19 (corona virus) - latest advice

Page updated 1.00pm 26th March 2020 Guidance for educational settings on GOV.​UK All Government coronavirus guidance for educational settings can now be found in one place on GOV.​UK: Gov.uk guidance for educational settings Local and national guidance and advice for education settings HR guidance for schools and their staff - Anxiety, self isolation, caring responsibilities, remote working School Provision - Provision of school places to children of key workers and vulnerable chidren Local Are…

COVID-19 Attendance

Government Guidance All coronavirus guidance for educational settings can now be found in one place on GOV.​UK: Guidance for educational settings Buckinghamshire guidance How should we be recording absence? The Department for Education have provided advice for school regarding attendance registers and reporting requirements. Coronavirus (COVID-19): attendance recording for educational settings - GOV.UK Buckinghamshire County Council is working hard to support our school colleagues and vulnerabl…

COVID-19 Cleaning materials / Miscellaneous

Government Guidance All coronavirus guidance for educational settings can now be found in one place on GOV.​UK: Guidance for educational settings Buckinghamshire guidance The school has nearly run out of cleaning materials, how can I get hold of more? Lyreco, the Council’s supplier has offered to accept orders from schools for cleaning, hygiene and PPE products, submitted via their on-line system. Lyreco has agreed to offer the same pricing to schools that the Council benefits from under our cu…

COVID-19 Early Years

Government Guidance All coronavirus guidance for educational settings can now be found in one place on GOV.​UK: Guidance for educational settings Early years and childcare closures Buckinghamshire guidance What are the rules for childminders? Working at home or in someone’s house? Anyone in who looks after one or more children under the age of 8 years in England, to whom they are not related, on domestic premises, for reward, and for a total of more than two hours in any day must be registered…

COVID-19 Finance

Finance Can we continue to use our Purchase Cards? On the year end timetable schools have been asked not to use their P-cards between 25 March and 6 April to ensure that all transactions are posted in the correct financial year. In the light of the current circumstances we are now advising that cards can be continued to be used beyond 25 March and we will post as many transactions as we can that relate to this financial year in this year (we are due to do a download after 3 April monthly cut-of…

COVID-19 Free School Meals

Government Guidance All coronavirus guidance for educational settings can now be found in one place on GOV.​UK: Guidance for educational settings Free school meals guidance Buckinghamshire guidance Our meal provider is really struggling already so who can provide a meal? Can they be cooked/ prepared on site by untrained staff? Meals should not be cooked and distributed by unqualified staff. There are food hygiene courses available online which are suitable and meet the legal requirements. These…

COVID-19 guidance for the school day

Government Guidance All coronavirus guidance for educational settings can now be found in one place on GOV.​UK: Guidance for educational settings Implementing social distancing in education and childcare settings Guidance about isolation for residential educational settings Guidance for IT staff to prepare for an increase in home working Cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020 Buckinghamshire guidance Is the expectation for schools to provide care for the normal, full school day? We expe…

COVID-19 Local Area Plan

Buckinghamshire guidance If I cannot open during the school closure period. Where to I send our pupils? We are working with the Chairs of the School Partnership to ensure that children can attend the best setting for them, if you need to close please contact sis@buckinghamshire.gov.uk in the first instance. We will manage parental enquiries to redistribute children in this event. Are discussions at County focusing on the idea of creating hubs in line with liaison groups? The Local Authority nee…

COVID-19 Safeguarding/Health & Safety

Government Guidance All coronavirus guidance for educational settings can now be found in one place on GOV.​UK: Guidance for educational settings Buckinghamshire guidance Who are the core members of the team who we must have on site at all times? The government is asking schools, colleges, nurseries, childminders and other registered childcare settings to remain open for children of critical workers and vulnerable children where they can. We understand that some may be unable to do so especiall…

COVID-19 School Provision

Government Guidance All coronavirus guidance for educational settings can now be found in one place on GOV.​UK: Guidance for educational settings Coronavirus (COVID-19): maintaining educational provision Guidance on vulnerable children and young people Buckinghamshire guidance Do both parents need to be key workers to qualify? Guidance to professionals states that although this provision is available to any family within these groups as long as at least one person is a designated key worker, ‘m…

COVID-19 SEND

Government Guidance All coronavirus guidance for educational settings can now be found in one place on GOV.​UK: Guidance for educational settings Open letter to the SEND sector from Vicky Ford MP Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people Buckinghamshire guidance Will children with an EHCP need to have their one to one support in order to attend? Who will decide this? For pupils with EHCPs, it will be important for them to have as consistent support as possible dur…

COVID-19 Transport

Government Guidance All coronavirus guidance for educational settings can now be found in one place on GOV.​UK: Guidance for educational settings Travel advice for educational settings Buckinghamshire guidance Will eligible pupils still get school transport? School transport will continue to run from Monday 23 March 2020 and during the school closure period. In order to best support the children of key workers and vulnerable children, we will run buses on the same routes and times. The Council…

CRB checks (now DBS)

Buckinghamshire County Council’s (BCC) DBS Safeguarding in Employment Team is responsible for implementing and applying the latest developments in government legislation and reviewing guidance and providing advice and support in all areas of safer employment practice, including the processing of statutory DBS Checks. DBS (Disclosure and Barring service) checks A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check is a critical part of the Safer Recruitment Process. Please use these pages to find out all…

Criminal record checks

Buckinghamshire County Council’s (BCC) DBS Safeguarding in Employment Team is responsible for implementing and applying the latest developments in government legislation and reviewing guidance and providing advice and support in all areas of safer employment practice, including the processing of statutory DBS Checks. DBS (Disclosure and Barring service) checks A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check is a critical part of the Safer Recruitment Process. Please use these pages to find out all…

Curriculum KS 1 & 2

There are a range of resources available to Buckinghamshire schools to support aspects of the PSHE curriculum, and sign posts to trusted services for children and families promoting the vital Public Health, Safeguarding and Equalities agendas. Please see links below. As part of good quality PSHE provision it is important that children know where to access help both now and in the future. Please see links below. Public Health in Schools (Schoolsweb) BCC Safeguarding page BCC Equalites webpage Th…

Curriculum KS 3 & 4

There are a range of resources available to Buckinghamshire schools to support aspects of the PSHE curriculum, and sign posts to trusted services for children and families promoting the vital Public Health, Safeguarding and Equalities agendas. Part of providing good quality PHSE is to ensure young people know where to go to access support and enable them to support their own wellbeing and development both now and in the future. Please see links below. Public Health in Schools (Schoolsweb) Safeg…

Curriculum KS 5

Healthy Lifestyles Public Health (Schoolsweb) Relationships The Sex Educational Forum is a well-respected organisation. They offer free resources for schools linked to a range of themes including recognising positive relationships, risky behaviours, advice and guidance on SRE and a particularly useful checklist for SRE in schools. They continue to work with the PSHE Association and Brook. Sex Educational Forum Online safety Think you know/COEP Thinkuknow.co.uk/ Living in the wider world The lin…

Cycle training for schools

Cycle training for children is delivered via Buckinghamshire schools. Applications Applications received for the 2018 Autumn term will only be processed. Schools must use an approved Provider from the Buckinghamshire County Council approved List . Schools will be notified if their application has been successful within 15 working days after the closing date. Training can be booked online. Book training Funding Schools need to bid for funding the term their training course is due to take place –…

Cyclescheme

Cyclescheme is no longer available. A new scheme will be in place by summer 2020.

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