SchoolsNet e-Bulletin No. 2024/ 08 New content for 05 March 2024

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No. 2024/ 08 - New content for 05 March 2024


Action Required

Part-time timetable Term 4 Audit report

Reports have been sent via Perspective Lite February General folder. Please ensure you are using the current guidance dated 16 February 2024 to complete and amend your school’s part time timetable records. Responses should be submitted by 7 March 2024. 

Schools financial year-end

Guidance, including the timetable for preparing the 2023 - 2024 year-end accounts, is now available to view on SchoolsNet along with other helpful documents.

SAP Upgrade – User guides now available via SchoolsNet

All transactions you currently use to perform your HR/Payroll, Finance and OrderPoint activities will be now completed via the new Fiori Dashboard from Tuesday 2 April.

User guides for the Fiori dashboard are now available via SchoolsNet, with more to follow. In addition, online training sessions will be scheduled from Tuesday 12 March via Derbyshire learning online, with follow-up sessions later in April after the Easter break.

Please email any questions to the SAP Business Readiness team:

Data sharing

Information Governance and Education Data Hub have sent a message via Perspective Lite General folder regarding Data Sharing.



Jobs bulletin

Bulletin 26 February 2024.

Change to the arrangements for long-service awards for school staff

Schools should note, following a recent review, the revised arrangements for the administration of the Derbyshire County Council long-service awards.

School admission appeal panel

The school admission appeal panel is currently looking to recruit new panel members. For more information about requirements and eligibility please see Derbyshire County Council website.

Statutory changes to employment rights form 6 April 2024

Schools will need to note a number of legislative changes which will update and improve employee rights with effect from 6 April 2024. These changes will have an impact on requests for flexible working, paternity leave and carer’s leave. HR policies have been updated to reflect these changes as well as other employment developments. An Employment Law update remote briefing session is also available and places can be booked via Services for Schools.




Derbyshire Services for Schools

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Schools: Using alternative provision safely and effectively, considering safeguarding and Ofsted

This online course looks at the use of alternative provision (AP). It outlines the line-of-sight schools must have when using AP, what is good practice, and shares resources to secure robust compliance, quality assurance, and commissioning of AP.

19 March 2024 – 10am to midday.

Primary geography curriculum and subject leader briefing

Geography update from the Royal Geographical Society and Geographical Association. A free online course with details of the resources, support and training available to develop the geography curriculum and leadership in your schools.

20 March 2024 – 3:15pm to 4:15pm.