SchoolsNet e-Bulletin No. 2023/ 25 New content for 05 September 2023

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No. 2022/ 25 - New content for 05 September 2023


Action Required

Perspective Lite secure transfer – reminder

If you haven’t advised us already that you have a new Headteacher in post, please email as soon as possible, so that we can update account details and maintain access to important documents. For all other staff, schools should review their Perspective Lite user accounts and delete any users who no longer work or require access for their role at the school, in line with our Information Sharing Agreement. Please ensure new Perspective Lite users have been trained and issued with the user guide, and are aware of the importance of naming documents correctly to send via Perspective Lite, in order for delivery to be made to the correct Service in a timely manner.

SchoolsNet locked documents

Usernames and passwords for the autumn term have been issued to headteachers, via the Perspective Lite September General folder, for accessing locked documents published on SchoolsNet.

Information Sharing Agreements between Derbyshire County Council and Derbyshire schools, academies and multi academy trusts

Information Sharing Agreements have been reviewed and updated under the terms of the agreements which require them to be reviewed every three years.  We are asking all schools, academies and trusts to confirm they agree to updated terms of the agreements to August 2026 via the web form, by 30 September 2023. Copies of agreements, related schedules and a link to the agreement sign up web form can be found on the SchoolsNet Information sharing ( webpage.

Safeguarding Child Protection Policy and Addendum 2023

Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (DDSCP) have provided a template Safeguarding/Child Protection policy for schools for tailoring and adoption. Education Data Hub have further provided an Addendum to address the records management aspect. Please also see safeguarding update from Carol Woods at DDSCP, in Perspective Lite September General folder, to be distributed to safeguarding leads.

Education Welfare Service - important attendance guidance update

Updated attendance guidance documents and covering letter regarding legal processes were sent via Perspective Lite last week. Please check your September General folder.

Email address change for the DPO team

The email address for the DPO team in the Education Data Hub has been changed to Emails sent to the “GDPR” address will still be received by the team, but messages will now be sent from the new email address. For subscribing schools, the Inset Refresher Training video link was sent to all data leads and headteachers from the new email address in August - you may need to check your spam folder if you haven’t received it.



Jobs bulletins

Bulletins from 24 July to 28 August are available to view.

Cyber Choices early intervention programme

Please see information about the Cyber Choices toolkit designed to help identify young people who may be at risk of committing cybercrime. We have free webinars in September and October to explain the toolkit and the programme further.

Mode of travel data collection 2023

The Modeshift STARS ActiveTravel plan has been updated for academic year 2023 – 2024.

HR - revised disciplinary procedure, implementation guidance and template letters

A revised disciplinary procedure and associated documentation has now been agreed and can be accessed by subscribers. For ease of reference the template letters have been removed from the implementation guidance and are available to download separately from S4S. You will need to be logged in to S4S to access these documents.

Derbyshire Schools Forum – Digest of Decisions and Minutes – 28 June 2023

This includes items regarding: Dedicated schools grant outturn report 2022-2023 and Early Years supplementary grant update.

It’s about me 2022 annual report

Thank you for helping make the Summer It's About Me programme a success and for helping us to continue to support families across Derbyshire. The annual report for 2022 is now available to view on the It’s about me Derbyshire website.

Transfer to secondary education - September 2024

During the week commencing 4 September 2023, junior and primary schools will receive information to distribute to parents and carers of year 6 children regarding the application process for the child’s transfer to secondary education next September. Applications can be made from 11 September 2023 until the national closing date of 31 October 2023.

Derbyshire County Council snow warden scheme 2023 – 2024

The snow warden scheme continues to be successful with many Derbyshire schools joining. We would like to hear from you as to whether your school would be interested in continuing to be a member or would like to join the scheme this year.

Budget manager support team courses available

The September 2023 school training course dates are now available on the Derbyshire Learning Online (DLO) website. For information on how to access DLO and enrol on a course, please visit the SchoolsNet website.




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