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Parental Engagement Conference

We recently held another very successful Closing the Gap in Buckinghamshire conference on Friday 12th February 2021, addressing the issue of Parental Engagement. The presentations and recordings are below. Many thanks to the outstanding presenters for providing such informative items and useful resources. It was a thought-provoking conference and generated some very interesting questions and discussions. How Adults Shape Children’s Attitudes to Diversity: Evidence from Psychological Science…

Parental Engagement Workshop

The Parental Engagement workshop took place on the 15 th March for Bucks Headteachers and Chairs of Governors to address the issue of educational attainment for vulnerable children. This workshop followed on from the conference on the 12th February and addressed parental engagement and the barriers in education faced by vulnerable pupils. Led by Marc Rowland, Adviser, Unity Schools Partnership and the Education Endowment Fund. David Hood, Headteacher at the Cressex Community School, pr…

PAYE forms

P45 The employee will have received a P45 from their previous employer when they stopped working for them. This should be given to the new employer (BC). It's a record of pay and the tax that's been deducted from the total earnings so far in the current tax year. It shows: their tax code and PAYE (Pay As You Earn) reference number their National Insurance number their leaving date their earnings in the tax year how much tax was deducted their your earnings what period in…

PAYE reference numbers

Work location PAYE reference Aspire Academy 120 NB53136 Oxford Diocesan (ODBST) 475 JB67746 Kings Education Trust 120 SB71379 Misbourne School 120 KB70200 Buckinghamshire Mind 475 SA78469 Oasis Partnership 120 HA78827 Bucks Age Concern 475 YA78399 Community Impact Bucks 362 FA43046 Buckinghamshire Council and maintained schools (April 2020 onwards) 475 LE08983 The Cot…

Paying teachers and support staff

Salaries are paid on the last working day of every month including December. Pay types Teaching staff Teachers are paid on National Conditions based on the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document, published each year by the government. Salaries are paid on various pay ranges: unqualified main upper leading practitioner leadership Allowances (eg, Fringe, Teaching and Learning responsibility, SEN, recruitment and retention) can also be paid depending on…

Peer on Peer Abuse July 21

The Side by Side Addressing Peer-on-Peer Abuse in CYP Conference on the 2nd July 2021. The speakers that presented were of extremely high quality and we have received great feedback so far. Addressing Peer on Peer Abuse amongst Children and Young People – working in partnership to find solutions to support effective safeguarding in schools The Everyone’s invited website shed a spotlight on an aspect of Safeguarding that requires our immediate attention. Join us at our conference to hear f…

Peer review

The peer review is a visit to your school by two colleagues. They will spend a whole day looking with you at agreed areas of policy and practice at your request. It is an opportunity to network between schools, to share practice, learn from others and build on what works well. It provides a great chance to share professional expertise and improve provision. Download the protocols and templates here Agreed protocol and proformas Principles This is a supportive process designed to…

Performance review governor

Governing Boards are required carry out an Annual Performance Management Review for headteachers. The deadline for completion of the headteacher’s Performance review is the 31st December in each year. Depending on your Performance Management Policy, you must appoint two or three individual governors to act on the board's behalf. NB: If yours is a Voluntary Aided school you should ensure that if you appoint two governors then one must be a foundation governor and if you appoint three governor…

Phonics Screening Updates for 20/21

Data Collection Arrangements Autumn 2020 – Phonics Screening Check Cancellation of the phonics screening check in June 2020 means incoming year 2 pupils did not take the check in year 1. In the 2020/21 academic year only, it is statutory for schools to administer a past version of the phonics screening check to year 2 pupils during the second half of the 2020 autumn term and return results to the LA. Year 2 pupils who meet the expected standard in phonics in the autumn check will not be r…

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Physical activity

An Overview Many of us aren't too keen on the idea of exercise, but it’s one of THE most important things we should all be doing every day to stay healthy, happy and more productive. Live Well Stay Well How much is enough? All children and young people aged between 5-18 should be doing a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate intensity (that’s generating a sweat or becoming out of breath) exercise every day. Remember that children don’t necessarily have to do 60 minutes all in one…

Physical Disability

Support for children with a Physical disability The team of Specialist Teachers work with Children and Young People with or without an Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs), aged pre-school -25 years. Our support is available to all children and young people on roll in mainstream schools (maintained and academies) and some non-maintained nurseries. Who the service provides for The team support children, young people and their families Support is provided for children…

Placement Decision Making

SEND Placement Panel The purpose of the SEND Placement Panel is to provide professional guidance that enables transparent, consistent and focused decision making, in line with the legislation for the educational placement of children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans. Cases will only be considered and outcomes gathered, when full information has been received from the setting or family as part of the annual review process or following an EHC Needs Assessment and in co…

Policies and procedures

Policies are intended to determine how the school works. The statutory ones are largely strategic; they should determine how the school addresses certain key processes by providing a framework for action by the headteacher and staff. Most schools will have several other policies in addition to the statutory ones, which the governing board does not have to approve (though it may, in agreement with the headteacher, still do so for some of them). Often these will be operational and may inclu…

Position Papers

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Premises and property

Premises and property Property Services guidance during the Coronavirus pandemic For the majority of maintenance requests and enquiries there is a specifically designated Property Maintenance and Request Form for you to raise calls and requests below. The Property Service Desk, who monitor these forms, will answer your request and let you know how it is being treated. The Property Service Desk is provided by the Property team during working hours and a service is also contactable out-o…

Premises management documents (statutory)

Applies to Maintained Schools, Academies, Free Schools, Sixth Form Colleges, Pupil Referral Units, Independent Schools, Non Maintained Special Schools Background There are many aspects of school premises that require safe management and maintenance such as asbestos, fire safety and statutory testing. For an overview of the legislation and compliance requirements, please see this Compliance Monitoring for Council Buildings report which sets out responsibilities for employers and duty ho…

Prevent

Prevent is one of the key elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy and it aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. While it remains rare for children and young people to become involved in terrorist activity, young people from an early age can be exposed to terrorist and extremist influences or prejudiced views. As with other forms of safeguarding strategies, early intervention is always preferable. Schools working with other local partners,…

Prevent duty

Channel Channel is a key part of the Government’s Prevent Strategy which aims to stop people from being drawn into terrorist-related activity. Many organisations are subject to the Prevent Duty which requires them to ‘ Have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism .’ Violent extremism is a real threat to all communities. Violent extremists actively aim to damage community relations and create division. It is vital and a legal duty that we all work togeth…

Privacy notice for pupils and staff

Schools, Academies, Local Authorities (LA), the Department for Education (DfE) and other educational bodies that process personal data about pupils and staff are required by General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) to issue a Notice to parents/pupils and staff to inform them of the purposes for which that personal data may be held and used. GDPR is effective from 25 May 2018 and introduce new mandatory procedures for data management in the UK. The updated privacy notice template is designed t…

Products and Services

Whole School Support Our Whole School solution includes Curriculum and Admin network support, MIS Support, Financial Systems Support and SIMS Annual Entitlement (for LA Maintained Schools only) or 20% rebate of SIMS Annual Entitlement (for Academies only). When all support is under one roof it provides ease and simplicity for users; a single point of contact for hardware and software - No confusion on who supports what! Support Offered: Software and hardware support provided.…

Profiles

Janice Freeman School : King’s Wood School and Nursery, High Wycombe Email : head@kingswood.bucks.sch.uk Phases : EYFS, KS1 and KS2 Context of school : King’s Wood is a two-form entry school in the Totteridge area of High Wycombe. We serve a diverse community with a wide range of needs. 28% of our pupils are entitled to pupil premium. 19% of our pupils are currently eligible for free school meals. 39% of our pupils have English as an additional language and 65% (295) are from ethnic…

Projects 2018 / 20

Amersham To develop a deeper understanding in secondary schools of the mathematics curriculum covered in primary schools, and a deeper understanding in primary schools of the topics that challenge students most in key stage 3. Description KS2 curriculum shared by primary schools KS3 maths leads contribute thoughts; all information reviewed; Recommendations made for implementation by September 2019 and review during 2019-20. Outcomes "Improvement in Maths attainment…

PSHE

This page has been set up by the Public Health PSHE Lead to support PSHE subject leaders, teachers and other professionals to deliver high-quality PSHE education to our pupils in Buckinghamshire. This distinct curriculum subject is vital in supporting all pupils to manage their lives during and beyond the Covid crisis. A key outcome for PSHE education is that children and young people know when, where and how to access support if they need help. Further support and guidance regarding Covi…

PSHE Guidance

Latest update - October 2020 From Sept 2020* Relationships (primary), RSE (secondary) and Health Education are statutory aspects of the school curriculum in all state funded schools. Sex education at primary remains recommended but non statutory. Whilst PSHE has not achieved statutory status across the board, Health and Relationships/Relationships and Sex Education constitute a significant part of PSHE. PSHE remains a distinct discipline to be taught as part of the school currciulum and incl…

PSHE Leadership

Following a very successful Primary and Secondary PSHE leads CPD session ( Spring 2018) please see the attachments produced by the PSHE Association. These documents will support you in auditing your provision, planning PSHE across the school and examples of practical strategies for interactive delivery in the classroom. Please see the News, Events and CPD section for details of the PSHE leads Professionals Forum meetings. Leadership documents Mental Health teaching checklist Primary…

PSHE Newsletters

PSHE Newsletter Autumn 2019 PSHE Newsletter Spring 2 2019 PSHE Newsletter Spring 1 2019 PSHE Newsletter Autumn 2 2018 PSHE Newsletter Summer 2 2018 PSHE Newsletter Summer 1 2018

Public health

Public Health is the science and practice of preventing disease and ill health, and prolonging and promoting good health and wellbeing. As a team we used to be part of the NHS, but we have now become part of Buckinghamshire Council, while still retaining our close links with the NHS. Promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people is extremely important in order to provide them with a good start in life, equipping them with the resilience and skills they need to flourish.…

Public Services Network (PSN)

Bucks PSN Guidance for Schools Not part of the ICT Schools Team - If you have any questions please contact the PSN Team psn@buckscc.gov.uk Full details of the PSN Service Offering can be located under P on the A-Z index Below are links to guidance on using Bucks PSN Services for Schools please contact the PSN for further information and Support

Publicity For Careers Guidance

We have published a number of articles around the project: Sharing best practice: careers in PSHE by Amy Axten on March 5, 2019 with No Comments (Gatsby 4 and 5) St Michael’s Catholic School in High Wycombe shared some very simple, but effective best practice after the ‘Careers in PSHE’ workshop in February sponsored by Erasmus+. Careers Coordinator Monika Grosch explains: “I agree the dates with our PHSE Coordinator so that the activities are timely (in particular…

Pupil discipline committees

The governing board itself (or its discipline committee where one is in place) has no power to exclude a pupil from school, as only the headteacher (or acting headteacher) has this power. The governors’ role is essentially one of reviewing the headteacher’s exclusion decisions. Governors may delegate this function to a Pupils Discipline Committee . Certain fixed­ period exclusions and all permanent exclusions must be reviewed by the governing board , having regard to guidance given by the Se…

Pupil premium governor

It is recommended that each governing board has a Governor responsible for reporting back to the Full Governing Board on how well the school can account for the provision for pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium grant. Fact Sheet: Role of the PP Governor

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