The 2017 Annual Meeting of the LGPS Pension Fund, the pension fund for support staff, will be held in the Council Chamber, Shire Hall at 12 noon on Friday the 1st December 2017. Employees who are members of the Fund are invited to attend.
A school in Gloucestershire has been invoiced for £876 after signing a request to check information that was held about the school. The Headteacher unwittingly signed the document without realising that they were committing the school to a fee for inclusion in an alleged company directory database. The cost is £73 per month, invoiced in advance for 12 months, with a commitment for a further 12 months. An early termination fee of £398 has been quoted when the school responded that they did not want the service being invoiced for.
The newsletters for primary and secondary subject leaders support senior and middle leaders in keeping up to date with national and local priorities as well as providing subject specific teaching and learning ideas.
Now winter is on its way and temperatures are decreasing, it is essential that you check all of your heating settings are up to date. This includes diary and temperature settings for the school term time as well as planning ahead for the Christmas Holidays/return to school in January 2018.
Theonline data reporting and visualisation tool, Lodeseeker™, is a tool through which schools can access their OPS, target areas of improvement; and to demonstrate to OFSTED how they are actively monitoring performance, and listening to Pupil Voice.
As part of Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board’s on-going commitment to Gloucestershire Schools through traded services, we are pleased to announce new dates for the drop in sessions for the Single Central Record.
Friday 1st December 2017 at The Crypt School, Podsmead Road, Gloucester, GL2 5AE.
Up to 12 pupils and 2 members of staff per school may attend for free, thanks to support from the climate change education charity Wicked Weather Watch. Deadline for bookings Wednesday 15th November 2017.
The STA has confirmed future dates for the KS1 and KS2 tests, phonics screening check and science sampling tests (2017/18 and 2018/19). Schools must keep these periods free for administering the national curriculum assessments at KS1 and KS2.
The agendas for the full day November and December primary and secondary English, mathematics and science subject leader meetings are now available. Primary Meeting 1 Agendas, Secondary Meeting 1 Agendas. Agendas are placed on the website at least two to three weeks in advance of each meeting.
The statutory requirements for assessment page on GCC Schoolsnet will be updated throughout the academic year. This will provide schools with information, guidance and links to national materials to support KS1/KS2 assessment and moderation in 2017/18.
Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016) paragraph 65 states that, “all staff members should receive regular safeguarding updates at least annually”. To assist you with this the GSCB will be holding Designated Safeguarding Lead forums for schools as part of Traded Services in each of the localities to provide updates concerning National and local developments along with information on the updates from Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016).
Gloucestershire schools should be beginning to implement the new agreed syllabus for RE, launched in the summer term. All schools who were unable to attend a launch training day should have received their copy via SIAs.