DAPH Update: Summer Term | 14 May 2018 | Issue 2

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   Summer Term  |  14 May 2018  |  Issue 2          See previous issues H E R E

Summer 2018

DAPH Summer Briefing

Wednesday 6 June 2018 at the Tiverton Hotel, Tiverton

Registration at 8.45am   Close at 4.00pm

T H E M E   |   I N C L U S I O N

Dawn Stabb (Head of Education and Learning), Marc Kastner (Strategic Lead for Education Inclusion), Neil Pack (Project Manager, Adult Commissioning and Health) and members of the Babcock Education and Learning team will be providing updates on:-

Guidance on the process

  • ensuring legal compliance, Managed Moves, Dual Registration.

Devon Inclusion Project

  • an update on the outcomes of work streams.

Behaviour Support strategies / case studies

  • to include examples of alternative provision or therapeutic services.

Exclusions training

  • hosted by Russell Holland, Barrister in the Education Team at Michelmores, to include legal and practical issues for schools to consider.

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

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


DAPH Annual School Leadership Conference

11 & 12 October 2018 at the Saunton Sands Hotel

Speakers now confirmed - see the DAPH website for more details

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

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

No More Marking

No More Marking...? Conference

22 May 2018 at

Broadclyst Community Primary School, School Lane, Broadclyst, EX5 3JG

This exciting and informative day will be focussed on supporting schools and MATS in grappling with the challenges of raising standards, ensuring a genuine breadth of curriculum whilst managing the workload challenges.

For more details and booking information  |  READ MORE

School funding
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School Funding Survey - Worth Less? Campaign

On 30 April 2018 a school funding survey was circulated to school leaders across 30 counties with the hope to attract 1000 responses. Over 1500 responses were submitted, providing a significant snapshot of the funding challenges that schools are facing. Thank you to everyone that participated.

The press release and survey were issued to the media on 8 May and also forwarded to Robert Halfon MP, chair of the Education Select Committee.  This will mean that headteachers have an important “voice” within their funding inquiry.

The survey results are advertised via this L I N K. The login details are

User: THSRH12 and Password: funding2017

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.


School Census Bulletin – Summer 2018

As you may be aware, the statutory School Census for the Summer Term will take place on Thursday 17 May 2018. It is recommended that schools begin to prepare for the School Census by ensuring that, so far as possible, pupil databases are up-to-date and the relevant systems/accesses are in place  |  READ MORE


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
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Update from Devon Norse  |  Food Mixer Legislative Requirements (Interlocking Guards)

Devon Norse are aware that there are food mixers in schools across Devon that may not meet current health and safety  legislative requirements as they do not have interlocking guards  |  READ MORE

Immunisations for school aged children - update from NHS England South

An update regarding school immunisation services to primary and secondary school aged children in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay  |  READ MORE


Request for intelligence  |  share your local issues and concerns

DAPH Executive members attend the Heads Liaison Group (HLG) meetings which take place at County Hall with Jo Olsson (Chief Officer for Children's Services), Dawn Stabb (Head of Education and Learning) plus representatives from all four phase associations (DAPH, DASH, DAG and Sentient Trust). These meetings are the ideal forum for more local school issues to be raised, for example concerns around GDPR and school compliance, SEND, exclusions and school funding to name a few. In preparation for future HLG meetings we invite schools to share any local issues with the DAPH office to take forward by our representatives.  Please share via email to daph@devon.gov.uk

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 20 June 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

Staff Survey 2018  - Child Sexual Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) has been a priority for DCFP during 2017-2018 and the DCFP CSA Working Group have been looking at how we can improve outcomes for children who may be at risk of sexual abuse.  We issued a similar staff survey in late 2016 and gained almost 900 responses from staff and professionals across Devon.

If you work in Devon, directly or indirectly with children, please would you complete our short survey, which will help us to benchmark the current level of understanding, inform learning needs and evidence impact. Visit this link to the S U R V E Y


EH4MH programme extension confirmed

Additional funding has been confirmed to extend the EH4MH programme until 31st March 2019.

The contract for EH4MH was due to expire at the end of August 2018, but additional funds have now been committed to enable the programme to continue into next year. For more information and other EH4MH updates  |  READ MORE

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Early Help 'Right For Children' Events

Visit the DCFP website for dates, venues and online booking for the 'Right For Children' events that are taking place across Devon, with dates available during the Summer and Autumn terms  |  READ MORE

SENDSEND Improvement Programme Newsletter May18

Read the latest SEND Improvement Programme news and updates  |  READ MORE

Subscribe to the newsletter

See also the SEND Local Offer website

Helpline  |  Advice and support on SEND processes

Babcock SEND
Recommended Reading
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Babcock Safeguarding Update April 2018

Read the latest newsletter which includes updates on:


  • Elective Home Education - consultation
  • GDPR advice from SWGfL
  • Babcock Autumn training dates
  • DCFP Child Sexual Abuse survey and training dates
  • Mental Health First Aid course
  • New Babcock website
  • Preventing young people joining gangs
  • IIOC Campaign 2018 
  • MenACWY vaccine for Yr13 students
  • Working with young people trafficked for criminal exploitation
  • Education for a connected world
  • Barnardo's Real Love Rocks
  • Disrespect NoBody
  • NSPCC best practice updates


Michelmores Update May 2018

Read the latest news and updates from Michelmores which includes 'Head to Head' with Aspire Academy Trust, Exclusions, GDPR and details of the new law for school websites (maintained) which come into effect September 2018  |  READ MORE  |  michelmores.com

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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


Catering  |  Health and Safety legislative requirements for food mixers in schools

Devon Norse are aware that there are food mixers in schools across Devon which may not meet current Health and safety legislative requirements as they do not have interlocking guards and we wanted to share this information with all schools and your Health and safety team  |  READ MORE


Blog  |  Ofsted's spring conferences

Posted by: Sean Harford on 24 April 2018

The last of our spring conferences for school inspectors took place on Friday 20th April  |  READ MORE

Department for Education

New National Schools Commissioner to help raise standards  

A new National Schools Commissioner is to be appointed following the excellent work of Sir David Carter, who is to retire from the civil service  |  READ MORE

Guidance School resource management: checklist  

Help with planning school finances and resources – tools and advice from the Department for Education (DfE)  |  READ MORE

Early Years

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.

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DAG website - see dagdevon.uk

Read the latest DAG newsletter H E R E

Devon Association of Governance (DAG) e-newsletter - 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.

Recommended reading  |  Principles for a clear and simple school accountability system posted 7 May 2018

Contact DAG |   info@dagdevon.uk