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Buckinghamshire agreed syllabus 2016 - 2021 Challenging RE - version 3 (the agreed syllabus) is now available to download. Bucks Agreed Syllabus for RE 2016-21 (Pdf version) Bucks Agreed Syllabus for RE 2016-21 (Word version) Our core vision We seek to ensure that all pupils in our schools develop spiritually, academically, emotionally and morally. This helps them understand themselves and others and cope with the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of living in a rapidly changing wo…

SACRE information and guidance

Example policies Collective Worship Template - Church of England Policy 2012 Collective Worship Template - Maintained Schools 2012 General information Our Core Vision and Values SACRE constitution Etiquette for visiting places of worship Bucks Agreed Syllabus for RE 2016-21 Pdf version Bucks Agreed Syllabus for RE 2016-21 Word version Bucks Agreed Syllabus for RE 2011-16 Ramadan: Exams and Tests, 2019 - Information for schools and colleges Global teacher award Philosophy for Children (P4C) - 2…

SACRE meetings

Procedure for claiming expenses for mileage relating to SACRE meetings Meeting minutes and agendas 2018/19 February 2019 meeting agenda February 2019 meeting minutes February 2018 meeting agenda February 2018 meeting minutes 2017/18 July 2018 meeting agenda July 2018 meeting minutes February 2018 meeting agenda February 2018 meeting minutes October 2018 meeting agenda October 2018 meeting minutes 2016/17 July 2017 meeting agenda July 2017 meeting minutes February 2017 meeting agenda February 20…

SACRE newsletters

We hope you enjoy these editions of SACRED, the newsletter for SACRE. Our intention is to provide current and stimulating material to help with forward planning and delivery of quality RE. We produce 2 issues a year covering a variety of topics and highlighting events from the Multi faith calendar. In each edition of SACRED we will be featuring something of local interest in RE Sacre Newsletter – Issue 10 Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 Sacre Newsletter - Issue 9 Autumn 2018 / Spring 2019 Sacre Newsl…

Safeguarding zone

Whilst education is never an investigative agency, the role of education staff who have regular contact with all children and young people will always be critical in identifying children at risk and alerting other agencies. Safeguarding concerns or allegations of a child protection nature about your staff should be raised with the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on 01296 382070. If you are concerned about a child, please see the information on the County Council website .

Salary Modeller and Q2 Forecast Workshop

Overview Salary Modeller – new user and refresher Aimed at individuals who have had limited or no experience of using the salary modeller tool. This part of the session will cover the basics of how the tool works and how it is used for budget setting and monitoring, to be delivered at a slower pace. There will also be the opportunity to review the data in your current salary modeller tool and make any necessary amendments. Q2 Forecast In line with Forecasting monitoring procedures, schools are…

School governance

(Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013 Background The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013 came into force on the 1 st of September 2013 and simplify and replace the provisions of three previous sets of regulations. Legislation The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) Regulations 2013

School transport

Free home to school transport is available if the child: is between 5-16 years old is attending their nearest suitable school lives further away from the school than the statutory walking distances (2 miles for pupils under 8, and 3 miles for those aged 8 plus) Children may also qualify for free transport to the nearest school if they are unable to walk for any of the following reasons: they have Special Educational Needs they have a disability or mobility problems there is no safe walking rout…

School travel planning

All schools should promote and encourage active, safe and sustainable travel for the school journey. Footsteps Footsteps is a practical pedestrian training scheme for young children Go for Gold Go for Gold is an incentive-based scheme developed to encourage children and their parents to use sustainable travel modes for the school journey. Junior Road Safety Officers Junior Road Safety Officers are children from your school who promote road safety and sustainable transport to their fellow pupils…

Schools Finance Systems Support Team

Welcome to the Schools Finance Systems Support Team site; your resource for all information relating to FMS / PS Financials Support and Training. The Schools Finance Systems Support Team is committed to providing support services to Schools covering the following areas: telephone support, remote assistance, a comprehensive training schedule, consultancy visits and Bursar support service. Our experienced team have worked in schools and understand the environment. we do not have a 1st, 2nd or 3rd…

Schools Library Service

Buckinghamshire Schools Library Service offers a comprehensive, flexible resource and advisory service to all phases of education, from nursery to post-16. Our service is available to schools and educational settings both within Buckinghamshire and neighbouring counties. Offering excellent value for money for utilising wide ranges of fantastic books of all genres. Our dedicated staff have many years’ experience of working within education and will offer professional, friendly advice and practic…

Schools Linking Network

The Schools Linking Network supports schools and communities to develop a positive, cohesive ethos by helping children, young people and adults to explore identity, celebrate diversity, champion equality and promote community. On these pages, you will find resources and presentations that you can download. For further information please visit The School Linking Network website.

Schools MIS Team

Welcome to the Schools MIS Team Site; your resource for all information relating to MIS Support and Training. The Schools MIS Support Team is committed to providing support services to Schools covering the following areas: telephone support, remote assistance, a comprehensive training schedule, consultancy visits, administration and Admin support service. SIMS shouldn’t just be used in the admin office, it is a tool to drive improvement across your school, to help you analyse how you’re closing…

Schools Technical Support Team

Welcome to the Schools Technical Support Team The Schools Technical Support Team is committed to providing day to day support services to both Maintained and Academy schools to make effective use of ICT across their Curriculum and Admin networks. As a central service, we have the advantage of greater purchasing power and, through economies of scale, can offer competitive prices and value for money whilst delivering an efficient and effective service. Schools have one single point of contact for…

Screening, searching and confiscation

Background DfE advice is intended to explain schools’ powers of screening and searching pupils so that school staff have the confidence to use them. In particular, it explains the use of the power to search pupils without consent. It also explains the powers schools have to seize and then confiscate items found during a search. It includes statutory guidance which schools must have regard to. DfE guidance Searching, screening and confiscation at school

Secondary School preferences

The deadline for secondary school applications is by 3pm on 31 October Section 3 of our Guide provides information on the secondary application process, questions that you may be asked by parents and the administration of applications including: Who to apply to Online applications How to manage paper applications UID (Unique Identifier) Admissions rules - Supplementary forms - Looked after children Parents wishing to apply under social / medical rules Address evidence Section 3: Secondary Schoo…

Secondary Transfer Testing administration guide

Please ensure that you have read the guide which will advise you on administrating the Secondary Transfer Test. It provides details on Planning for the Test Receiving the Test Materials Administering the Test Tracking / Attendance sheet Packing and storing the test materials Test material collections FAQs Section 4: Buckinghamshire Secondary Transfer Test – 2020 Entry Test Administration Guide (to follow) Invigilators Record Form 2020 Fit for Transfer Testing Form FAQs (to follow) Fit For Trans…

Security features of a DBS certificate

As part of a safer recruitment decision-making process, where appropriate, an original DBS certificate must be seen . Copies of digital photographs are not acceptable and must be rejected. A DBS certificate contains the DBS logo on the front face and contains a number of security features which can be used to verify whether it has been counterfeited or altered. The areas to be aware of and examined are as follows: an original DBS certificate has printing on both sides ; the paper size is 209mm…

Self evaluation framework

A key question for all governing boards is whether they make the best possible contribution to the effectiveness of their school for the benefit of all pupils. This framework supports governing boards in recognising their strengths and where they have made a difference, as well as identifying areas for development . It will also help governors and school staff to check that governors are receiving the reports and information they need to carry out their strategic role. Structure The structure i…

Seminars

Seminar details Values Based Education - Dr Neil Hawkes Friday 15th February Green Ridge Academy, Aylesbury Values Based Education (VBE) is a successful worldwide movement for positive change. VBE empowers educational settings to underpin their life and curriculum universal positive human values such as respect, integrity, honesty and compassion. Outside the Box - Alistair Smith Friday 10th May The Judges Lodgings, Aylesbury What can education lead from high performing teams such as Sky Cycling…

Sex education policy

Applies to Maintained Schools Academies Free Schools Background The governing board of a maintained school should make, and keep up to date, a separate written statement of its policy with regard to the provision of sex education, and make copies of the statement available for inspection (at all reasonable times) by parents of registered pupils at the school and provide a copy of the statement free of charge to any such parent who asks for one. Approval Governing board free to delegate to a com…

Sexual health

An overview Sexual Health is a broad term, and encompasses a whole range of topic areas. For more information on all of these, including up to date info on Services in your local area, visit the Sexual Health Bucks website . Healthy Relationships Nurturing relationships are important throughout life. Positive relationships with parents, carers, friends and others provide the best foundation for children and young people to develop the skills and networks to keep themselves safe and to make heal…

Single Central Record

It is a statutory requirement (Keeping Children Safe in Education, Paragraph 143) for all schools and academies to keep and maintain: a single central record (SCR) of recruitment vetting checks for their whole workforce (including volunteers, supply staff and teacher trainees on salaried routes) Academies will also need to keep the same information for all members of the proprietor body. Single Central Record guidance (Sept 2018) Single Central Record guidance for MATs (Sept 2018) Model Single…

Small Pool Operators Certificate (formally Pool Carers Training)

This 2 day course is the required qualification for the operators of School Swimming Pools. The syllabus has been designed to take the delegate through all aspects of the operation of a swimming pool, from the legal responsibilities, to pollution control, mechanical systems and hydraulics, chemical process, testing protocols, and corrective actions. The post-course assignment is focussed on the level of understanding of what the regular water test readings mean, rather than the ability just to…

Small Pool Operators Information Update Seminar (Small Pool operators Refresher training)

Holders of the Small Pool Operators Certificate have to ensure that their knowledge and practices are ‘current and valid’ at all times. There are many ways of doing this, but the most straightforward way is to attend an Information Update Seminar every 3 years. This Seminar will provide information of legal, procedural and technical issues and practices that have occurred since the original qualification was taken. Some employers also find it to be a useful ‘reminder’ for staff who may operate…

Smoking

An overview Although the numbers of people smoking is at its lowest level since records began, approximately 1 in 5 adults continue to smoke in England and approximately 96,000 people die each year as a direct result of smoking. Most smokers want to quit but find it difficult due to the heavily addictive nature of nicotine. The majority of adult smokers start smoking as children making it a childhood decision that becomes an adult addiction. Smokers who start before the age of 16 are twice as l…

Special Educational Needs

Special educational Needs guidelines and information including access to the Graduated Approach

Special educational needs and disability (SEND) governor

The 1996 Education Act (Section 312(2)) says that a child has a special educational need if she or he has significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age, or a disability which makes it difficult to take advantage of normal school facilities. It has been estimated that, nationally, some 20% of all children will have special educational needs at some time in their school life. Special educational needs can be catered for in many different ways. Dependin…

Standing orders

Background Standing Orders describe the non-statutory procedures and decisions that each Governing board has agreed. It is recommended that these are reviewed annually. Two model versions are available; the shorter version omits guidance and examples. Local guidance Governing Board Constitution and Instrument of Government Latest Templates Two model versions are available, the shorter version omits guidance and examples. Possible Additional Items 2016 Standing Orders (Maintained) 2016 Standing…

Starting work without a check

An individual should not begin working until the DBS Certificate has been received. In exceptional circumstances, an individual may begin work on completion and submission of a risk assessment form completed and authorised by the headteacher. The DBS check must be in process with the DBS before a risk assessment and barred list check can be used. The barred list check Please complete the barred list check request via the Supportworks Portal . Step 1 Ask the applicant for their consent to the ba…

Stay Safe - Internet Safety for SEN

The SEN Stay Safe Project aims to give teachers and parents the confidence and resources to discuss and equip young people with Special Educational Needs the knowledge and skills around internet safety and the implications of technology in their everyday lives. This is a ground-breaking and ever changing area of the pupils’ lives and one that is often over-looked in relation to pupils with SEN. The project will include creating joint and individual resources for teachers, parents and pupils. Th…

Substance misuse

Definition of a "substance" and "substance misuse" A substance here will be defined as that when administered (e.g. ingested, inhaled, or injected) into the body, will affect the central nervous system (i.e. has psychoactive properties). This often results in variable changes to cognition, and thereby affects the behaviour, mood and consciousness of the individual consuming (sometimes with unpredictable consequences). A definitive list of such substances can never be complete but for purposes h…

Supporting Pupils in School with Medical Conditions (formally Managing Medicines)

The DfE guidance on Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions at School outlines schools statutory and non-statutory duties with supporting pupils in school with their medical conditions. This course is designed around this guidance and will help you to understand: importance of record keeping storage and administration of medicine for school support staff Further specific training in the use of epipens, administration of rectal diazepam etc. will continue to be available from School Health. Su…

Survey Results

We surveyed Students, teachers, head teachers, parents and employers to find out their views on current careers guidance: Results Results analysis

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