DASH Update: Summer Term | 12 June 2017 | Issue 5

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   Summer Term  |  12 June 2017  |  Issue 5


DASH Summer Conference  |  Friday 7 July 2017

B O O K   O N L I N E

Bovey Castle

This all-day Summer event is returning to the beautiful Bovey Castle in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. 

For more details regarding the event, including speakers and how to book accommodation for the Thursday evening (6 July), view the F L Y E R

Have you booked? Check the current D E L E G A T E  L I S T

To check your accommodation arrangements, please contact Bovey Castle directly on 01647 445007.

Whats New

Headteacher Tea and Cake Events  |  invitation from Dawn Stabb

See the recent communication from Dawn Stabb with an invitation to all schools for attend Headteacher Tea and Cake Events in June / July:-

  • Tuesday 20 June (The Dartmoor Lodge, Ashburton)
  • Wednesday 28 June (The Barnstaple Hotel, North Devon)
  • Wednesday 12 July (The Devon Hotel, Exeter)

All Schools Invitation  |   READ MORE

Maintained Schools Invitation (to include network meetings)  |  READ MORE

Contact  |  hannah.keyte@devon.gov.uk  (PA to Dawn Stabb)

Insurance for School Trips

This document refers to the communication sent in April 2017 by DCC Insurance Team to clarify information required by DCC regarding school journey insurance cover for school trips, which raised a few concerns  |   READ MORE

Education Forum

When attending meetings of Devon Education Forum (DEF), its sub-groups and other statutory or working groups, DASH Representatives provide a summary of key messages and issues affecting the secondary phase.

  • Details of Membership on DEF, agendas and full minutes of previous meetings and other information about DEF can be found on the DEF website
  • Date of next DEF 21 June 2017

    To contact the Forum: schools.forum@devon.gov.uk         Tel: 01392 382305

    Schools Finance

    To view the objectives, Terms of Reference and minutes of meetings for Schools' Finance Group, which is a sub-group of Devon Education Forum, visit the SFG Website


    To view the objectives, Terms of Reference and minutes of meetings for School Organisation, Capital and Admissions (SOCA), which is a sub-group of Devon Education Forum, visit the SOCA website.

    Feedback from the recent SOCA meeting held on 6 June 2017 included:-

    Admissions Arrangements 2018/19 and 2019/20

    Schools to note timeframe for Governor determination of admission arrangements and publishing on school website:-

    • 2018-19 policies must have been determined and published on websites.
    • Draft policies to be distributed to schools at the beginning of September.
    • Governing Body meetings to consider a policy for 2019-20 during September.
    • Consultation for faith schools with diocese by the beginning of October.
    • Public consultation for admission arrangements will run from 1 Nov 2017 – 5 Jan 2018. 
    • Governing Body meetings to take place by end February and arrangements must be published online by each admissions authority school by 15 March 2018.

    Composite Prospectus for 2018 Entry - Schools Information

    It is important that schools check the information contained on the online directory to ensure all information is accurate as these details are used to inform the Composite Prospectus including Step by Step Guide and the Admissions Directory.

    Check and update your  school details  H E R E  (click the 'update your information here' box at the bottom of the page, or the link image below).       

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    Safeguarding Training  |  Kent Serious Games

    Sent on behalf of Sally Yeo (Workforce Development Adviser, DSCB)

    Dear Colleagues,

    Please cascade this email throughout your organisation to all those you feel should receive the information.  It should go to managers and team leaders and those who are interested in becoming trainers who will deliver these materials, these sessions are not suitable for those who require the training in this area as these are all just information sessions designed to promote the training and will  not be the full training sessions.

    Some of you will be aware that the DSCB have purchased licences to deliver the Kent Serious Games.  This is an imaginative and innovative way of delivering training in a flexible way.  It is particularly appropriate for delivery in small groups but could be used in multi-agency groups or single agency groups .  The three packages are:

    Looking out for Lottie – Spotting the signs of child sexual exploitation

    Zak – spotting the signs of online radicalisation

    Rosie 2 – Assessing parental capacity and neglect in complex families

    For training dates at County Hall  in June and more information  |  READ MORE

    Contact  |  safeguardingchildrensboardsecure-mailbox@devon.gcsx.gov.uk


    Helpline  |  Advice and support on SEND processes

    Babcock SEND helpline

    SEND Update Newsletter

    Read the latest news in the May 2017 SEND Update newsletter   |  READ MORE

    Statutory guidance  |  Performance (P) scales

    Attainment targets for pupils with SEN  |  READ MORE

    SEN 0-25 Team update – May 2017

    The organisation of the SEN 0-25 has changed to be organised into 4 area teams to mirror those of our colleagues in other Education services, Health, Children’s Social Services and Adult Social Services  |   READ MORE

    Recommended Reading

    Headlines is a regular newsletter from Dawn Stabb,  Head of Education and Learning. Download the lastest issue dated 18 May 2017  |  READ MORE

    Education Funding Agency (EFA) e-bulletins  

    The Education Funding Agency (EFA) e-bulletins are issued weekly in term time and provide the latest information and actions from Education Funding Agency (EFA) for academies, schools, colleges, local authorities and other post-16 providers.

    To view/subscribe to the latest bulletins  |  READ MORE

    About the Education Funding Agency  |  READ MORE

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    DAG Newsletters - view the latest newsletters on the DAG website

    Read Issue 120 (18 May 2017) and Issue 121 (8 June 2017)

    Devon Association of Governors (DAG) e-newsletter, the fortnightly digest of the articles published in the DAG website.  In order to open these news articles, you need to log in to the DAG website first. To register, please complete the website registration form

    Data Protection: Do you know about the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that take effect from May 2018?

    The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) replaces the existing Data Protection Act and extends the rights of individuals over the use of their personal data.

    Any failure by schools to comply with the GDPR rules can result in both a fine and an investigation by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

    Schools will need to record what personal and personally sensitive information they hold in manual and electronic files, along with details of management responsibility for that data, and their policies on storage and deletion.

    For more information, read the article on the DAG website H E R E (login required)