Perspective Lite is a web based system/tool which provides live headline key stage data as well as news bulletins, amongst some other useful functionality. More recently it has been enhanced to manage the exchange of data files between schools and the LA. This functionality replaces the RM SecureNet Plus data transfer system, which was withdrawn from active service in August 2017.
Please find attached a letter from Julian Moss, Assistant Chief Constable, regarding the recruitment of six dedicated ‘Schoolbeat’ officers who are expected to start their roles early in the new academic year.
Following issues raised by school representatives at the recent Single Central Drop-In sessions, the GSCB has put together a briefing sheet to provide references to Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 (KCSIE).
We will be holding two NQT Induction Tutor network meetings on the afternoon of 27th September and 2nd October 2018 at the Pavilion in Cheltenham. NQT Induction Tutors can opt to attend either session.
Coordinated by the charity Brake, the Week is a great opportunity to engage children of all ages with road safety by using free resources (available from September), including assembly and workshop slides, guidance sheets, activity sheets, posters and digital content such as videos and games.
The result of the election for a Primary (Maintained) Governor Representative is Matthew Bishop, St White’s Primary School (Cinderford), is duly elected to the Forum (term of office 2 July 2018 to 31 March 2021).
BBC Radio Gloucestershire is hosting a debate for the county’s youngsters (suggested age 11,12, and 13 years) on 4 July, 7-8pm at Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester, to have their say on the future of Gloucestershire.
Governing bodies and headteachers are reminded to inform the local authority when considering conversion to academy status and joining a multi-academy trust. The local authority is one of the stakeholders and should therefore be included in the consultation process.
Gloucestershire’s Health and Wellbeing Board has set up a panel to produce a county-wide strategy on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). As part of our strategy work, we want to know how well the term ACEs is used and understood in Gloucestershire, awareness levels and activities currently going on in the county.
Over the past few years, members of staff from the Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) have been volunteering to run financial education sessions in schools. There are two key sessions: managing money (year 7) and fraud awareness (sixth forms).
A reminder that, with changes to the Disclosure and Barring Service over the years, the 2010 blanket letter now no longer applies because not all Gloucestershire County Council posts in schools fall under the definition of a Regulated Activity.
Compassionate Class offers schools the chance to inspire the next generation to become compassionate citizens of the future. It also acts as a compelling and interesting way to cover areas of the curriculum whilst learning about what makes animals happy and healthy.
The agendas for the June primary and June/July secondary English, mathematics and science subject leader network meetings are placed on the web-site at least two to three weeks in advance of each meeting. Please note that the network dates are across the months of June and July so that the agenda for each subject will be added over the next two weeks.
The government road safety website, ‘Think’ has developed a whole new suite of resources. Aimed at teaching road safety to all age groups, the resources are free to download and use. Find them at http://think.direct.gov.uk/
The government has issued a revised Keeping Children Safe in Education that will come into force on 3rd September 2018. Schools and Colleges must continue to have regard to Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016 until this point.
You may be aware of recent bomb hoax emails being sent to a large number of schools in the UK. These emails are suspected to have been sent by an online group calling themselves Apophis Squad. It is suspected that this group is also linked to other cyber activity, including Ransomware and DDOS attacks.
Following the launch of our Implementation Plan last month, which outlines how The Careers & Enterprise Company will deliver our areas of the government’s Careers Strategy, we wanted to share with you that we have launched our Personal Guidance Fund.
Schools and academies are required to notify the Local Authority if a registered pupil is not receiving a full-time education. The importance of this has been underlined through recent school inspections in Gloucestershire.