DAPH Update: Spring Term | 5 January 2018 | Issue 1

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   Spring Term  |  5 January 2018  |  Issue 1          See previous issues H E R E

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15 January'18 at Exeter Racecourse & Conference Centre

Kennford, Exeter EX6 7XS

Presented by Russell Holland, Barrister at Michelmores Education Solicitors

B O O K  O N L I N E

The EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR), which comes into force on 25 May 2018, wil be the biggest reform of data protection and privacy laws in over two decades.

This training will last for approximately an hour and thirty minutes, consisting of the key legal principles and time for specific questions and group discussion. There are two session times available to book - view the F L Y E R  for more information.

Booking Terms  |  booking is essential and via the online booking form. One F R E E*  place per school - additional bookings will be charged at £25 per attendee. Places are limited and bookings will be dealt with on a 'first come first served basis'. Additional bookings will be subject to availability.

Can't make the January date? Subject ot demand, we are planning a third GDPR Training session after the Spring Briefing on 7 February 2018. Bookings for this session at Tiverton will open after the new year.

* this event is subsidised by DAPH and the School Leadership Support Service

Spring 2018

DAPH Spring Briefing on Wednesday 7 February 2018  B O O K   O N L I N E

at the Best Western Tiverton Hotel, Tiverton

Confirmed speakers include:

  • T O M   T R E A D W E L L  |  Standards and Testing Agency - 'National Testing Arrangements for 2018'

  • D A W N   S T A B B  |  Head of Education and Learning, DCC - 'Education and Learning Update'

  • P A U L   D E L B R I D G E - S M I T H  |  Head of Quality and Standards, Babcock LDP - 'Performance and Standards'

  • T O M   W I N S K I L L  |  Babcock Associate - 'Closing the Gaps'

  • Dr  R A C H E L  H A Y E S  |  STARS Trial Manager, University of Exeter Medical School - 'Outcome and Findings of the STARS study'

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


DAPH Annual School Leadership Conference

11 & 12 October 2018 at the Saunton Sands Hotel

Booking is essential and via the O N L I N E   B O O K I N G   F O R M

Leadership Development
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School Leadership Support Service (SLSS) 

The School Leadership Support Service offers a personal and confidential service to all school leaders via telephone and email during term time    |    READ MORE

How to contact SLSS
01392 380518 or 07970 905511 slss-mailbox@devon.gov.uk

Head Strong - Investing in ourselves.  Wellbeing - what’s it all about?

The  H E A D  S T R O N G document raises awareness and highlights the importance of personal effectiveness, work life balance, Dedicated Headship Time and the importance of wellbeing at work.

Presented by Babcock LDP and School Leadership Support Service, in partnership with the Devon Association of Primary Headteachers (DAPH), and Devon County Council.


Reminder  |  Section 175/157 Safeguarding Annual Audit - have you missed the 31 December deadline?

The deadline for completion was 31 December 2017 - please complete and return your Safeguarding Annual Audit promptly if you haven't already done so.

Any questions about the audit should be sent to louisa.rockey@babcockinternational.com


Is your school information accurate?

A reminder to all schools to check / update information held within the Admissions Directory or use the Update Form via this L I N K

What's New

Non-Statutory E3 funding

Letter to SENCos and Finance Officers explaining the processes in place for the end of Non-Statutory funding and ongoing support for pupils  |  READ MORE


DAPH Representation on Working Groups

The scope and role of DAPH within the local context is illustrated in the Working Groups Representation Chart effective for the current academic year.

DEvon Education Forum

When attending meetings of Devon Education Forum (DEF), its sub-groups and other statutory or working groups, DAPH Representatives provide a summary of key messages and issues affecting the primary 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 15 January 2018

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

School Organisation, Capital and Admissions

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.

Safeguarding and Early Help
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Devon Children and Families Partnership


DCFP Newsletters  |  click H E R E to sign up and receive news and updates direct to your inbox.

M A S H  |  the advice to anyone in Devon who may have suspicions of child abuse or neglect is to contact Devon’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH):

Tel: 0345 155 1071   |   email: mashsecure@devon.gcsx.gov.uk

DCFP winter newsletter

DCFP Winter Newsletter 2017  |  READ MORE


Helpline  |  Advice and support on SEND processes

Babcock SEND
Recommended Reading
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Information: primary assessment newsletters available on subscription

The Standards and Testing Agency sends out email updates every Tuesday during term time to provide information, reminders and deadlines for primary assessment providers at key stages 1 and 2.

You can access them on GOV.UK or subscribe to receive them directly to your inbox.

Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) e-bulletins

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

View/subscribe to the latest bulletins    |  R E A D  M O R E

To find out more about the Education and Skills Funding Agency  |  R E A D  M O R E


Guidance  |  Handbook for short, monitoring and unannounced behaviour school inspections

Guidance for Ofsted inspectors carrying out school inspections under section 8 of the Education Act 2005  |  READ MORE


Blog  |  Ofsted’s new arrangements for short inspections

by Sean Harford, National Director - Education

Read the latest blog from Sean Harford on the new arrangements this term  |  READ MORE

Department for Education

Guidance  |  Primary school accountability

Technical guidance on primary accountability, school-level progress measures and similar schools  |  READ MORE

Guidance  |  School census 2017 to 2018: guide for schools and LAs  

A guide to help schools and local authorities (LAs) complete and submit their autumn 2017 to summer 2018 school census data  |  READ MORE


Open consultation  |  Changes to teaching of sex and relationship education, and PSHE

Pupils in England’s schools are currently taught about relationships, health and the wider world through sex and relationship education (SRE) and personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) lessons. The DfE are looking into how it can improve these subjects and will be asking specific questions depending on whether you are a young person or an adult.

This survey asks for your views on a number of topics related to these subjects. It should take around 30 minutes to complete.

For further reading and to access the consultation  |  READ MORE

Early Years

Guidance  |  EYFS staff:child ratios - DfE approved qualifications

Lists of qualifications that meet the DfE criteria for counting in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework staff:child ratios  |  READ MORE

Do you receive the latest news and updates from the Early Years and Childcare Service?

Visit this page to S U B S C R I B E to the Early Years and Childcare Service newsletter, a weekly email digest of new updates (sent every Friday morning). You can also receive the same updates by following them on Facebook.


N E W  DAG website - see dagdevon.uk

Read the latest DAG newsletter H E R E

Devon Association of Governors (DAG) e-newsletter, the fortnightly digest of the articles published in the DAG website.  Most of the web pages and documents on the DAG website are restricted to DAG members - if you are a DAG member please log in or register.

Contact DAG |   info@dagdevon.uk

And Finally

Congratulations to the following colleagues who have moved into a new post at the beginning of the Spring term 2018:

Sue Wilcock  |  Acting Headteacher at West Croft School, Bideford

David Perkins  |  Principal at Littletown Primary School, Honiton

Sam McCarthy  |  Interim Headteacher at Stockland CofE Primary School