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Leadership Workshops

The 2019-20 programme of Leadership Development Workshops offers you and your staff the opportunity to hear from nationally significant speakers on topics of current interest and to network with colleagues. Creativity and the Curriculum with Mary Myatt Thursday 27 February 2020 8am to 11:30am Aylesbury venue (TBC) The BASL Board are very pleased to have secured Mary Myatt to lead the second of this year's Leadership Workshops. The event will begin with a networking breakfast from 8am and the wo…

Learning outside the classroom

High Quality Outdoor Learning The benefits of working in the outdoor environment is outlined in this guidance document which has been written to help you evaluate and then set about improving, or further improving, the quality of outdoor learning. Ten key outcomes of outdoor learning have been identified with a range of indicators attributed to each one. These indicators can be used to support any improvement work, which will often be enhanced by working closely with partners. If you would like…

Learning to drive

A provisional driving license (vocational) is required to drive vehicles in the following categories: Passenger Carrying Vehicle with 9 or more passenger seats (Category D) Passenger Carrying Vehicle with 9 to 16 passenger seats (Minibuses) (Category D1) Large Goods Vehicle with a maximum authorised mass exceeding 3.5 tonnes. (Category C) Large Goods Vehicle with a maximum authorised mass exceeding 3.5 tonnes, but not exceeding 7.5 tonnes (Category C1) Driving license requirements Drivers who p…


Developed to advise and assist Governing Boards in relation to child protection whilst letting school premises. Buckinghamshire Council has a corporate Lettings Policy and this guidance is intended to be compliant with that policy. Background Review: Annual review for Schools Financial Value Standard Local Guidance Lettings – School Guidance

Literacy governor

Primary school governing boards are encouraged to appoint a Literacy Governor to take an interest in literacy in the school and to offer a source of support and challenge. The precise responsibilities of the Literacy Governor need to be agreed by the governing board and so will vary from school to school. This advice is designed to provide a framework for that role. Why do we need a literacy governor? The governing board is responsible for the strategic direction of the school, including the de…

Local Area SEND Improvement Work

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice 0-25 came into force on 1st September 2014. The Code contains clauses on special education needs (SEN) that put into place wide-reaching reforms to the SEND system for children and young people aged 0 to 25 in England. The Code of Practice applies to all organisations who work with and support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The Government states the principles underlying the Code and…

Local Authority Management Information Strategy

The Buckinghamshire Schools - Local Authority (LA) Management Information Strategy has been updated on a number of occasions since it was first published. The Management Information Strategy's main aim was, and still is, to set out the key principles and practical steps needed in order to strengthen the use of data and the access to information needed in both schools and the Local Authority to fulfil their respective responsibilities. The revised version focuses on those areas of the Strategy t…

Local learning area

Schools are encouraged to develop a Local Learning Area within easy walking distance from the school grounds. Visits/activities within the ‘Local Learning Area’ that are part of the normal curriculum and take place during normal school hours follow the same pre agreed operating procedures. These visits or activities would: Not require parental consent Involve substantially less planning/notice to take place Not normally need additional risk assessments other than following the operating procedu…

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