SchoolsNet e-Bulletin No. 2024/ 11 New content for 26 March 2024

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No. 2024/ 11 - New content for 26 March 2024


Action Required

Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS) Return 2023-2024 – final deadline 31 March 2024

An urgent reminder that the 2023-2024 Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS), if not already submitted (you will have been sent email confirmation from Audit Services if it has been received), must be returned to Derbyshire Audit Services by Sunday 31 March 2024, in line with government guidance. Approved SFVS documentation should be sent via Perspective Lite (830nnnn_AUDsfvs).

Email: in Audit Services with any queries.

SAP upgrade – are you ready?

The SAP system upgrade is planned to happen over the Easter Weekend. Users will not be able to access SAP system as follows:

  • SAP OrderPoint users (Shoppers and Approvers) will not have access to OrderPoint from 5pm on Tuesday 26 March 2024.
  • SAP GUI users will not have access to SAP from 4pm on Wednesday 27 March 2024.

Please email any questions to the SAP Business Readiness team:

Payroll deadlines for schools 2024 – 2025

The 2024-2025 monthly payroll deadlines document for schools is now available to download.

Oral health for teenagers survey – please share with pupils

Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council are working with young people to develop an oral health campaign for teenagers, and have created an Oral Health survey for 13–20-year-olds. Please share the link and QR code on the attached information with pupils to complete the survey.

Survey closes 30 April 2024.

HR Recruitment and Payroll traded services package for maintained schools 2024 - 2025

A letter for all maintained schools, regarding changes to the HR Recruitment and Payroll package has been uploaded to SchoolsNet.



Jobs bulletin

Bulletin 18 March 2024.

Primary, infant and junior admissions - September 2024

There is a slight delay to the finalisation of allocations for Primary Offer Day on 16 April 2024. The original completion date for schools to see their final offers was 22 March 2024. The delay is due to some outstanding late notifications from neighbouring authorities. Final allocations will follow shortly, and a separate notice will confirm this.

Updated contract of employment advice and new support staff appraisal policy

Updated contract of employment advice has now been agreed and is available for subscribers to the Schools HR Advisory Service to access. A new support staff appraisal policy is also available to subscribers of the HR Advisory Service.

Updated School Teachers Pay and Conditions document

The School Teachers Pay and Conditions document 2023 has been updated. Schools should note the revision to Annex 5 of the document and review the list of administrative tasks that teachers should not ordinarily be expected to carry out. Please see the Services for Schools website for more details.

New online system for EHCP coming soon

In September 2024, Derbyshire will be moving to a new online system for managing Education, Health and Care Plans. Training will be provided for all SENCOs and professionals contributing to plans throughout June and July, with a formal launch event in early June.

The March Snippet is available now

The latest newsletter from the Derbyshire Integris Training and Support team is now available. It includes articles about the forthcoming Primary National Offer Day, Sharing Attendance with the DfE, recording nursery hours for 2-year-olds plus news of pupil premium files available for 2024-2025. There is also a gentle reminder to checkout your licence and support package for the new financial year.

Free support to save energy and fight climate change

Derbyshire schools can access free support from charity Energy Sparks, to help them achieve energy savings of around 10%. A wide range of sustainability education activities and resources are also available to participating schools. Places are limited, so schools wishing to join Energy Sparks should complete an enrolment form.




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