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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…

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…

Children's Services & education briefings

NEXT Children’s Services and Education Briefings Bookings for these events are not open yet. Provisional Dates: Autumn Meetings Meeting North AM Wed 18th Sept Meeting South PM Thu 19th Sept Spring Meetings Meeting South AM Tue 7th Jan Meeting North PM Wed 9th Jan Special Briefing: OFSTED: Consultation on the Education inspection framework 2019 Ofsted’s new framework for September 2019 is on its way with initial press releases stating that ‘these changes will move Ofsted’s focus away from headli…

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…

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…

Contact ICT Schools

Contact details and directions to training venues If you need to contact us or need to find out how to get to a training venue, help is available below.

COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Training

This course gives learners an understanding of the COSHH Regulations and how these apply to work activities. Areas covered: understand the meaning of ill health understand what a hazardous substance is how to complete a COSHH risk assessment recognise the steps to reduce risks gain skills to manage substances safely in the workplace Suitable for - site managers, caretakers and technicians, who regularly handle, use or are exposed to hazardous substances Refresher training required - yes, every…

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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, including promoting the vital Public Health, Safeguarding and Equalities agendas. Please see links below. Public Health (Schoolsweb) Safeguarding in education (Schoolsweb) Equalities (Schoolsweb) Jigsaw – The Mindful Approach to PSHE Some schools in Buckinghamshire have purchased a scheme call Jigsaw to support the delivery of the PSHE curriculum. If you are interesting in speaking to…

Curriculum KS 3 & 4

There are a range of resources available to Buckinghamshire schools to support aspects of the PSHE curriculum, including promoting the vital Public Health, Safeguarding and Equalities agendas. Please see links below. Public Health (Schoolsweb) Safeguarding in education (Schoolsweb) Equalities (Schoolsweb) The Penn Resilience Programme The Penn Resilience Programme is an excellent resource used by some of our Bucks secondary schools. It is highly recommended and has proven outcomes for pupils. T…

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

The Cycle to Work scheme is a government initiative to encourage alternative travel and reduce our environmental impact. It also means you can: spread the cost of getting a new bike save on Income Tax save on National Insurance The windows for enrolling in the scheme are in April and September. How to apply visit a Cyclescheme partner’s shop to choose your bike and any accessories - see the Cyclescheme website for a list of shops. apply online for your Cyclescheme Voucher on their website addin…

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