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FFT Aspire

What is FFT Aspire? FFT Aspire is a reporting and data tool for schools, local authorities and academy chains. It provides a range of dashboards and reports that support school evaluation and target setting. Buckinghamshire schools and academies can purchase a discounted subscription to FFT Aspire through the School Management Support Team. FFT Aspire FFT subscriptions are available to order on the Traded Services website (under School Management Support Team) Buy FFT Aspire subscription Please…

Finance committees

"Although the primary responsibility of a school is to provide the best education possible for its pupils, control over a delegated budget brings with it a responsibility for financial stewardship" Audit Commission Each governing board has a statutory responsibility for the financial management of the delegated budget in their school. As a whole, they are accountable for the standards of education provided and for balancing cost and effectiveness. Above all, governors need to ensure that they a…

Finance Day

Overview To provide an overview of all areas within Finance and the opportunity to network with Finance staff and other schools. Suitable For: All Finance Staff, in particular new Finance Staff and new Head teachers. Date & Venue: Please see the Training Schedule Time: Full Day. 9.00-15.00 Lunch and refreshments provided. Cost: If you have a Finance package 200 credits for the first delegate and 100 credits for an additional delegate. If no Finance Package has been purchased please see Schools…

Finance zone

Finance zone A new bursar? Need guidance about what you need to do and when? View our Finance responsibilities calendar for maintained schools Schools e-forms portal Service desk portal

Financial management

Background Each Governing board has a statutory responsibility for the financial management of the delegated budget in its school. Governors are accountable for the standard of education provided and for balancing cost and effectiveness. Maintained schools must complete the Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS) annually, and academies are required to make an annual Financial Management and Governance Evaluation (FMGE) return. Review frequency: annually Local guidance Finance (SchoolsWeb) DfE…

Fire Safety Awareness (Bespoke Course)

This training will be delivered by a member of Buckinghamshire County Council’s Health and Safety Team and will give a basic overview of fire safety at work. The course is ideal for new starters and for other staff as a refresher. It can be run on request as a twilight or inset session for a group of staff Content: fire procedures in the workplace reducing the risk of arson responding to the fire alarm responding to an outbreak of fire practical use of fire extinguishers Refresher training requ…

Fire Warden Training

Suitable for – Any member of staff with a designated responsibility as fire warden Refresher Training Required? – Yes, every three years To provide the skills and confidence which will allow fire wardens to carry out their duties relating to fire safety and emergency procedures. The number of fire wardens that you require depends on the building design and use. In addition you should train extra staff to cover for holidays and illness This training is carried out by external companies. Recommen…

Fleet management

Regulations for the use of vehicles Transport services Guidance notes (M1 Finance Local management Handbook) We support all BCC owned vehicles. We provide legal, technical, specification and maintenance advice to users. We provide vehicles on a contract hire basis. Departments who purchase their own vehicles must have periodic safety inspections carried out by us. The charge includes arranging the annual MOT test including the collection and delivery of the vehicle, renewal of the vehicle excis…

Food Hygiene Training

Suitable for – All staff who handle food, including PTA/Schools Association and staff who are involved in occasional catering activities e.g. Fetes and fairs Refresher Training Required? – Yes, every three years EU and UK regulations state that all food handlers must receive appropriate training in food safety practices relevant to their duties. However, having a good understanding of food safety practices is not only a legal requirement, it is also essential in protecting the health of both co…

Footsteps

Footsteps is a practical pedestrian training scheme aimed at children in year 1 to year 2, which develops awareness of roads and helps them live safely with traffic. Children are taken into the local area with a trained tutor to observe the traffic and discuss road safety. It forms part of the portfolio of pedestrian training programme New Journey, which includes: First Steps - for pre-school children Making Tracks - which is aimed at children moving on from primary to secondary school Footstep…

Foundation Stage eProfiles

eProfile - Important information – September 2016 Those schools currently using the eProfile may like to know that the software developer has updated the system to a browser-based platform. As a result, from September 2016 eProfile Standard, the standalone version of eProfile, is being discontinued but is being replaced by eProfile Cloud. The new eProfile Cloud will run from software which needs to be installed on a user’s computer and a single site licence will cover all school staff, whether…

Free school meals

Free School Meals Eligibility Schools have two options for checking eligibility for Free School Meals: Schools that have signed up for the Eligibility Checking Service If your school has signed up for this service then the LA will check eligibility for Free School Meals on the schools behalf without the requirement for paper evidence of benefits. Please click the link below for details on how to use this service Information if your school has signed up for this service School that have NOT sign…

Fun day

The JRSO Fun Day is an annual event that is offered as an Induction Training for new JRSOs. It helps them and their Helpers understand their role and gives them ideas to undertake their duties at your school. Fun Day 2019 The annual Fun Day is on Friday 18 October 2019. This year’s event is being held at a different venue, located at The Coach House, Green Park, Aston Clinton. More details to follow in September although schools are welcome to register their interest now . What’s the fun day al…

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