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Early Education Funding for 3 and 4 year olds

Since April 2011, schools with nursery classes have been funded in the same way as providers for: Private Voluntary Independent (PVI) This is through the Early Years Single Funding Formula (EYSFF). Funding guidance The Guidance to Early Education Funding and any supporting documentation can be found in the Early Years Web. Funded entitlement information on the Early Years website This document is a brief guide for schools which has been written to highlight some issues which have come to light…

Educational visits

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Educational visits

Buckinghamshire Council has a dedicated Outdoor Advisory Team delivering advice, guidance and training around Educational Visits and developing Outdoor Learning. If you have any queries about educational visits, including Buckinghamshire Council Guidance documents or EVOLVE, the BCC educational visits notification website, contact us. Click here for information on Covid-19 around educational visits and learning

EHC Needs Assessments

Introduction During the COVID-19 pandemic, the law around SEND as outlined in the Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND regulations 2014 still applies for the most part. This guidance is about temporary changes in the law on timescales to both produce new plans, and processes linked to existing plans. From 1st May to 25th September 2020 (inclusive) the Regulations which provide most of the statutory timescales for the EHC needs assessments and plans processes will be modified. If timescal…

Emergency Actions

The following are to be used by visit leaders and used in the event of an emergency during an Educational Visit. There is a flowchart of actions for obtaining help and support and an incident action card . An incident log for recording a log of events should also be kept: Response Procedure Serious Incident Actions Incident Log Incident Log Keep a detailed log of actions and conversations as they take place. Include nature of instructions given, names, addresses, telephone numbers, each person…

Emergency plan

Background The purpose of an emergency management plan is firstly to allow consideration of various types of emergency and how the school is placed to deal with them, and secondly to give the school community confidence when faced with a crisis. Although overall accountability lies with the school employer, other senior school managers involved in the day to day running of the school also have responsibility for the health and safety of staff and pupils. Responsibility for fire safety in school…

Emergency response procedure

An incident or emergency may include: school flooding / fire / pupils in vehicle crash / outbreak of infectious disease / incident involving emergency services on a school visit / death or serious injury / terrorism / incident likely to attract media attention School makes assessment and if escalation required activates its Emergency Plan (If a visit, Visit Leader speaks to School Emergency Contact for advice / support) If Council support required school calls 01183 589 332 Ask for the BC Resil…

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, communities and the wider environment." Emotional wellbeing among children has become a key public health challenge nationally and internationally in the early years of the 21st century. Half of those with lifetime mental health problems will first experience symptoms by the age of 14 and three-quarters be…

Employer responsibilities

For information on background, local and DfE guidance for Statutory and Non-Statutory documents please click on any of the topic areas above.


Our equalities objectives are: Safeguarding our vulnerable Improve outcomes for children and adults with special educational needs or disability. Creating opportunities and building self reliance Enable and support all our children to be successful and cared for throughout their school years Enable all our young people to be prepared for the world of work and adult life Continue to improve the health and wellbeing of our residents Promote good citizenship, encourage participation, help strength…

Equality around Disabilities

The House of Commons Petitions Committee has published draft recommendations and launched an inquiry into online abuse and the experience of disabled people. For more information: The right to participate – Disability Rights UK Equality Act awareness website. Online abuse and the experience of disabled people: draft recommendations for consultation Online abuse and the experience of disabled people Resources: Educate against Hate - a government website that has a wide range of resources for cla…

Equality information

Applies to Maintained Schools Academies Free Schools Pupil Referral Units Background Under specific duties, governing boards, local authorities and proprietors are required to draw up equality objectives every four years. Publication of information in future years should include evidence of the steps being taken and progress made towards meeting these equality objectives. Governing Bodies should annually publish information demonstrating how they are meeting the aims of the general public secto…

Erasmus+ Projects

Erasmus+ projects cover a variety of different topics and allow us to work with different countries to find out how they approach different subjects in the classroom. We share best practice in order to create resources that can be used across Europe. Erasmus+ also gives opportunities for teachers to visit other countries to learn about different working methods and cultures.


Guidance on Meeting online safely With meetings, presentations and lessons continuing online we have created some top tips on meeting safely. Click here. Support during Covid19 With young people being online for school as well as socially a number of new resources have been released to help children, young people, teachers and parents. CEOP have released Home Activitiy Packs available on website. These have been created to support parents during Covid-19 and the closure of…


Emotional Wellbeing in Schools Networking and Skills Conference 2019 Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019 Venue: AVDC, The Gateway, Aylesbury Time: 9am to 4pm *Booking details to follow


Virtually all schools and academies in Buckinghamshire use the online visit approval system for educational visits EVOLVE. EVOLVE is an online system for the planning, approval and management of educational visits, sports fixtures and extra-curricular activities. The Educational Visits Service provides access, updates and training for school Educational Visits Coordinators (EVC’s) and EVC Admin users to the system, plus introductory sessions for new Headteachers and School Governors about how t…

Example Procedure

Visits/activities within the ‘School Local Learning Area’ that are part of the normal curriculum and take place during the normal school day follow the Operating Procedure below. These visits/activities: do not require parental consent (state if there are any situations where you would like parents to be informed in advance, e.g. via a slip sent home). do not normally need additional risk assessments / notes (other than following the Operating Procedure below). you choose to record on EVOLVE e.…

Exclusion procedures

Background Good discipline in schools is essential to ensure that all pupils can benefit from the opportunities provided by education. This includes having clear policies and procedures in place to manage behaviour. Exclusion procedures may form part of the school’s Behaviour Policy. The decision to exclude a pupil must be lawful, reasonable and fair. Headteachers, Principals, Teachers in Charge of PRUs, GBs, LAs and Independent Review Panels must have regard to the DfE guidance, and in Bucking…

Executive Director’s Briefings

Briefings for Chairs of Governors and Headteachers occur at the beginning of each term and are led by senior officers of Buckinghamshire County Council with a focus on national and local updates across all areas of Children's Services. Details of these sessions are sent directly to Chairs and Heads each term. Bookings for the next events are not open yet. Provisional Dates Spring Meetings Tuesday 7 January 2020 (evening meeting) Executive Director's Briefing, North County Hall, Mezz Rooms Thurs…

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