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Target setting all Key Stages

Schools and Academies will be aware that target setting is no longer a statutory requirement for schools and Local Authorities. However the Schools White Paper states that the DfE " support the idea that good schools set themselves targets, identify the strengths and weaknesses that might either help or hinder them to achieve those targets, and come up with a plan for succeeding ". Schools may also wish to note that Ofsted's latest inspection handbook states that when arriving at judgements abo…

Tax codes

BR A BR tax code means tax is deductible on all earnings at Basic Rate, which is currently 20%. This code is most commonly used for a second employment or pension but, may also be used if you completed the below before your first pay day: have started a new job haven’t received a form P45 haven’t completed a new starter checklist (replaced the “P46” form some time ago) For information about the new starter checklist see paragraph below, ‘Amending your tax code’. Amending your tax code IIf you a…

Teachers’ pay

Applies to Maintained Schools Background Revised arrangements for the appointment of headteachers and calculating leadership group pay came into force with effect from September 2014. Approval Governing board Review frequency Annually and to be kept up to date to take into account any legal changes, or changes in the staffing structure, which have an impact on discretionary pay decisions. Local guidance SchoolsWeb HR Zone, Pay and Teachers Pay

Technician training

For information on future courses please contact Mandy Quinton, SLP Hub Lead Quintona780@stclementdanes.herts.sch.uk or Paula Moore moorep378@stclementdanes.herts.sch.uk

Terms of reference

Background The Governing board must determine the constitution, membership and terms of reference of any committee they decide to establish and review them annually. View the legislation (via legislation.gov)

The BASL Board

The Academy is led by a board of headteachers and other strategic partners. Members of the BASL board are elected at the annual conference, with all Buckinghamshire headteachers eligible to stand for election. Terms of Reference can be seen here Who is currently on the BASL Board? The BASL Board comprises Headteachers from Buckinghamshire maintained schools and academies and representatives from our strategic partners Buckinghamshire County Council. ​All members of the BASL Board are on hand to…

The Aylesbury team

General enquiries General enquiries: sts@buckinghamshire.gov.uk EHC coordinators All schools/settings within Buckinghamshire are allocated a named EHC Coordinator. You can find out your named EHCO here: Education, health and care (EHC) co-ordinators by school Their email is in the format firstname.lastname@buckinghamshire.gov.uk Area team manager Christine Preston Area team manager in the AV Hub Welcome to the Aylesbury Integrated SEND Service hub page. I have over 40 years’ experience in teach…

The Family Support Service

The Family Support Service provides a wide range of support to children, young people and families in Buckinghamshire. This includes information, advice and guidance through the Family Information Service, open access sessions and health services for early years children and parents/carers at a network of 16 Family Centres which also offer a range of support for parents with children aged up to 19 years (or up to 25 years for young people with special educational needs and disabilities). You ca…

The right people

Recruitment and New Governors The local authority provides support to governing boards in recruiting governors with the right range of skills to meet their school’s needs, and who reflect the diversity of the community their school serves. Listed below are some of the ways we may be able to help you. Governor Recruitment and Retention strategy (Sept 2015) Governor application form Becoming a governor poster Governor Volunteers The local authority can sometimes put governing boards in touch with…

The Wycombe team

General enquiries For general queries please contact: General enquiries: sts@buckinghamshire.gov.uk EHC coordinators : senwycombe@buckinghamshire.gov.uk Specialist Teachers: st@buckinghamshire.gov.uk Educational Psychologists: epsadmin@buckinghamshire.gov.uk If your query is in regard to a specific pupil please contact your allocated EHC Coordinator or named professional directly. EHC co-ordinators All schools/settings within Buckinghamshire are allocated a named EHC Coordinator. You can find o…

Therapies and Nurture Groups

Bucks Children and Young People’s Integrated Therapies Service The Integrated Therapy Service in Buckinghamshire is provided by Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Our service offers Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. We see children and young people from birth to age 19 who live in Buckinghamshire or have a Buckinghamshire GP. We offer information, training, advice, assessment and ongoing therapy as appropriate. Our services are delivered in a range of setti…

Tiered approach

The Integrated SEND Service is aimed at supporting settings when their own resources have been utilised, but where difficulties remain so that they can successfully include children and young people who have SEND. This includes those who may or may not have or require an education, health and care plan (EHCP). The tiered approach encompasses work around the most vulnerable children and young people, based on their individual needs. When considering involvement through the tiered approach, the n…

Toolkits and policies

Recruitment of ex-offenders All employers must treat Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check applicants who have a criminal record fairly and should not discriminate because of a conviction or other information revealed. Sample policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders DOCX, 70.5KB Safer recruitment training Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 states that: “The School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009 require governing bodies of maintained schools to ensure that at least one of the per…

Training and Events

On these pages you will find courses for your staff and Governors. Many of our courses remain online. Assessments 20/21 In order to support schools in making assessments, Buckinghamshire LA are offering a number of assessment events so that teachers can feel confident in identifying gaps in learning and that the judgements they are making are in line with other schools in the Local Authority. For more information and details on dates and how to book go to the Statutory Assessment and Moderation…

Training and Workshops

Overview The Schools Funding & Accountancy Support Team offer training days and workshops to provide support to your school. Please see our Training schedule . Due to challenges presented by Covid-19 we currently deliver our training via Microsoft teams which has received positive feedback from schools. We want to continue using this technology going forward and will assess the impact on how future sessions are delivered with the lifting of Covid restrictions. We want to continue to support our…

Training opportunities

Emotional Wellbeing in Schools Skills Conference 2018 The Emotional Wellbeing Conference 2018, Promoting Mental Health & PSHE to Enable Academic Achievement for Children & Young People in Bucks on 27 November 2018 is now available to book via Eventbrite . Book via Eventbrite For further information please see the attached flyer or visit our website . Building suicide-safer schools and colleges workshop Following the dissemination of the Bucks Suicide Prevention and Postvention Guide for schools…

Training schedule

Course dates and venues 2021-22 Below are the regular courses we hold each year but we continue to develop our training to meet your needs. Dates & times will be notified once confirmed. Any additional training or workshops will be advertised on the school's bulletin and you will receive a notification of upcoming training if you follow the School Accountancy Support Team on Eventbrite. 3 Year Salary Modeller (Budget setting) Workshop January 2022 Venue: On line via Microsoft Teams Date & Time:…

Transitions

The vast majority of children look forward to moving on in learning and in life, but for some children, transitions can be challenging. When transitions work well, children are assisted to develop confidence and acquire skills needed to manage future changes in their lives. Support from parents and staff at school can help transitions to be more successful. Schools and the school improvement team have together looked at the transitions process and have produced a standardised procedure and form…

Transitions Forms for September 2021

This page contains the transitions forms developed to support schools to transfer information about pupils starting in year 3 or year 7 in September 2021. Each form contains detailed notes to assist the school with completion. If you need any help then please contact Debbie Munday on debbie.munday@buckinghamshire.gov.uk in the first instance. Year 6 to Year 7 Buckinghamshire Transition Form Yr6-7 - This form is for in-county feeder primary school to feed transition information to an in-county s…

Transnational Meeting Notes

January 2017 October 2017 February 2018 September 2018 December 2018 March 2019 April 2019

Trauma webinars

Louise Bomber is a Strategic Attachment Lead Teacher and Therapist. These three webinars are packed with practical strategies to reduce the trauma experienced by young people (and ourselves) during the current crisis and beyond. Stage 1: Our Trauma Reduction Strategy This webinar looks at what exactly trauma is and what we can do for ourselves and our pupils at this time to ensure we emerge well in our bodies and minds Stage 2: Re-Entry to School Stage 2 looks at how we transition back to schoo…

Types of DBS check

There are four different types of DBS check and each type of check provides a different level of information. Information Basic Standard Enhanced Enhanced for Regulated Activity Unspent convictions Yes Yes Yes Yes Spent Convictions* No Yes Yes Yes Cautions, Reprimands or Warnings* No Yes Yes Yes Other relevant ‘soft’ information held by police forces No No Yes Yes Inclusion on Children’s Barred list No No No Yes Inclusion on Adults’ Barred list No No No Yes Information in different types of DBS…

Types of governor

All Governing boards should have re-constituted under the 2012 Constitution Regulations or 2012 Federations Regulations, by 1 September 2015. Governing boards of maintained schools must have no fewer than seven Governors. The term of office for all types of Governor is four years but the Governing board can decide a shorter term of office for one or more categories of Governor. Parent Governors Parents, including carers, of registered pupils at the school are eligible to stand for election as P…

Types of school

Whereas once schools operated as autonomous entities, there are now partnerships, collaborations, hard federations, soft federations, academies, sponsors and multi-academy trusts (MATs). Local Authority (LA) Maintained Schools The LA (for example, Buckinghamshire County Council) allocates a budget to the school after holding back a percentage for school services (such as Special Education Needs provision, school admissions) and is held accountable to the Secretary of State for the school’s perf…

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