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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

Term dates

Term dates 2018-2019 Summer Term 2019 Starts: Wednesday 24th April Half Term: 27th May – 31st May Ends: Wednesday 24th July Recommended in-service training days for teachers (INSET) Wednesday 5th September, Wednesday 2nd January, Tuesday 23rd April Plus 2 additional in-service training days to be decided by each school Transition Days: 2nd and 3rd July Total days attended – Students 190 days and Teachers 195 day Term dates 2019-2020 Autumn Term 2019 Starts: Wednesday 4th September Half term: 28…

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. Legislation

Test results and selection review

Secondary Transfer Test Results This guide provides information on the arrangements for Secondary Transfer Test results day Section 5: Test Results 2020 School Checklist Please check the Secondary Transfer Test information when received Result letters are to be given to pupils at the end of school day on Friday 18 October 2019 Do not release early Moving up to Secondary School in September 2020 Flyer - to be given to all pupils (to follow) Selection Review This guide provides details of the Sel…

The 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 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 support leaders…

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…

Toolkits and policies

Recruitment of ex-offenders BCC Example Policy for the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders October 17 Safer recruitment toolkit The safer recruitment toolkit is based on statutory guidance. It has been developed to support headteachers through all safeguarding aspects of the recruitment process. Please note that this document is currently being revised to include updated legislation. Safer recruitment toolkit Safer recruitment training Since 1st January 2010, it has been a statutory requirement that at…

Traded Services Forum feedback

<div class="bulletin-text"> <p>Thank you to all who attended the Schools Support Forum on the 21<sup>st</sup> March 2019.</p> <p>We really enjoyed discussing the key updates and changes to our services ahead of 19/20.</p> <p>Your feedback is <a href="/s4s/WhereILive/Council?pageId=2" title="" data-anchor="?pageId=2">available on the School Bulletin</a></p> </div>

Training and Workshops

Overview From this academic year the Schools Funding & Accountancy Support Team are pleased to be able to expand our training days and workshops to provide support to your school. Our current courses cover the Autumn & Spring terms, please see our Training schedule . Any additional courses will be added to the Training & Workshop page and will be advertised on Schoolsweb. Training courses and workshops we offer Excel Training Introduction Excel Training Intermediate New User (Salary Modeller) a…

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

Introduction to Excel Area: TBC Venue: TBC Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm Date: TBC Intermediate Excel Area: TBC Venue: TBC Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm Date: TBC Q2 Forecast Workshop Area: Beaconsfield Venue: St Mary's & All Saints CofE School Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm Date: 9th October 2019 Area: Aylesbury Venue: TBC Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm Date: 10th October 2019 3 Year Salary Modeller - New User & Q2 Forecast Area: Aylesbury Venue: TBC Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm Date: 8th October 2019

Transfer resources

This resource pack has been produced to help all staff in LA primary and Partner schools as well as the examinations officers and invigilators in grammar schools who have a responsibility for administering the tests and the other aspects of the Secondary Transfer Testing Process to do so in a consistent way. The pack also assists primary school staff in supporting parents in all aspects of the secondary school admission processes. Introduction and timeline - Section 1 Moving Up to Secondary Sch…

Transition from Primary to Secondary school

This area provides information and resources to help create a smooth transition process. This is based on both pupils’ academic and pastoral needs, enabling all pupils to make the best possible start to secondary school. Guidance Buckinghamshire Guidance for Transition from Year 6 to Year 7 The Buckinghamshire Guidance for Transition from Year 6 to Year 7 contains recommendations for good transitions practice. It has been developed by a Task and Finish group of Primary and Secondary Headteacher…

Transnational Meeting Notes

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

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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