DAPH Update: Summer Term | 30 May 2018 | Issue 3

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   Summer term  |  30 May 2018  |  Issue 3                                       See previous issues H E R E

Summer 2018

DAPH Summer Briefing - last chance to book!

NEW  D r a f t  A g e n d a

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

  • Inclusions – to cover data, ongoing issues, the process, legal and schools responsibility
  • Devon Inclusion Project – update and outcomes of workstreams

Babcock Behaviour Support Services

  • Strategies and case studies to include examples of alternative provision or therapeutic services

Early Help 4 Mental Health (EH4MH)

  • Mental Health Strategy for schools

DAPH Key Messages

  • Working group updates
  • Schools Leadership Services CIC
  • Future events

Exclusions Training with Russell Holland, Barrister at Michelmores

  • Covering the legal basis, duties of the governing body, role of the Independent Review Panel, SEN/disability discrimination issues

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

Booked already? Check the current D E L E G A T E  L I S T (as at 23/05/18)

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DAPH Annual School Leadership Conference

11 & 12 October 2018 at the Saunton Sands Hotel

Speakers now confirmed and include Kul Mahay, Floyd Woodrow, Mr Parkinson ICT and Shonette Bason Wood - see the DAPH website for more details.

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.


DfE Guidance  |  What maintained schools must publish online

Last updated 24/05/18

The information that schools maintained by their local authorities must publish on their websites  |  READ MORE

DfE Guidance  |  What academies, free schools and colleges should publish online  

The information that academies, including 16 to 19 colleges and any educational institution that has academy arrangements, should publish on their websites  |  READ MORE


DfE Guidance  |  Summer-born children: school admission  

Guidance about school admissions for children born in the summer  |  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
SW Youth Games

Saturday 7 July 2018 at Dawlish Leisure Centre

For the first time ever, the South West’s biggest community youth sports event is now open to entries outside of Devon and Cornwall local authority teams. This South West Youth Games finals aimed at those at beginner level will take place in South Devon at Dawlish on Saturday 7 July. The event site lies no more than 500 metres from a main line train station. Sports open to entries are Badminton (Year 7-9),  Cyclocross (Year 4-7), Dance (aged 8-18), Football – Girls (Year 5-6), Mini Tennis (Year 3-4), Softball Cricket – Girls (Year 7-8), Triathlon (Year 7-10). All entries are just £20 per team.

To enter, visit the website - see Get Involved and Enter Online

Please advertise the F L Y E R in your school to raise awareness of the event.

Any questions? Please use the CONTACT US form.


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

DCFP Education Advisory Group Meeting  |  14 May 2018

Read DAPH representative David Barnett's feedback to schools from the recent DCFP Education Advisory Group meeting :-

School Nursing Core Offer

In response to changes in the national funding for local health there are major changes to the school nursing core offer for 2018-19. This is the last year of the contract with Virgin Care ahead of DCC resuming responsibility for School Nursing and Health Visitors from 2019.

There is only funding for 35 schools nurses across Devon and the work will be more targeting at;

  • supporting schools to meet the needs of individual children who have an identified medical need or where the school feels there be an identified need.

  • providing support for SRE teaching and guidance and support of identified children at KS2-5.

These proposals will be shared with school leaders via a survey in the very near future.

Elective Home Education DfE Consultation

The national consultation on Elective Home Education (EHE) is currently open. Legislation hasn’t changed since 1984 and recently there has been a significant increase in EHE in Devon (521 children 2012/13 to 1275 2016/17) which is continuing to rise. The DfE recognises there are many reasons for this and are proposing significant changes including requirements for all EHE children to be registered with a LA; introducing statutory monitoring duties for the LA; and specifying safeguarding CPD & qualifications required by all private tutors.

Schools welcome to submit own response by 02/07/18. Access the consultation via this L I N K

DCC are submitting a corporate response, schools wishing to contribute should do so by 14 June 2018 to Emma.Hitchins@babcockinternational.com

Statutory guidance  |  Keeping children safe in education

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment  |  READ MORE

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DCFP Multi Agency Training and Events

Places are still available to book on the following courses:-

Child Sexual Exploitation - 30/05/18

Understanding Domestic Abuse - 04/06/18 & 21/06/18

Child Sexual Abuse - 12/06/18

Safeguarding Supervision - 26/06/18

Challenging Domestic Abuse - 28/06/18

See the DCFP website for more details and how to book online.


Helpline  |  Advice and support on SEND processes

Babcock SEND

SEND Local Offer

Devon’s SEND Local Offer is the education, health and social care services and support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) from birth to 25.

For more information visit the SEND Local Offer website

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


RE Newsletter for Schools in Devon Torbay and Exeter Diocese

Welcome to the April RE newsletter  |  READ MORE


Guidance  |  Inspecting schools: leaflet for schools  

This leaflet outlines what Ofsted will look at during a school inspection  |  READ MORE

Department for Education

Guidance  |  Data protection: privacy notice model documents  

Suggested privacy notices for schools and local authorities to issue to staff, parents and pupils about the collection of data  |  READ MORE

Research and analysis  |  Supporting mental health in schools and colleges  

Survey and case studies with schools on activities to support pupils' mental health and wellbeing  |  READ MORE     

See also Pen portraits of provision - May 2018

Guidance  |  Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges  

Advice for schools and colleges on how to prevent and respond to reports of sexual violence and harassment between children  |  READ MORE


Consultation outcome  |  Keeping children safe in education: proposed revisions

Detail of outcome

Summary of responses received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps  |  READ MORE

See the new guidance that comes into effect from 3 September 2018.

Consultation outcome  |  Schools that work for everyone

Detail of outcome

The DfE's response to the Schools that work for everyone consultation. It details a package of measures which are intended to foster cross-sector collaboration in order to improve outcomes for pupils across the education system, and create new good school places that are accessible for all children of all backgrounds  |  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, 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

The DAPH Office is closed for the duration of the May half term and will re-open on Monday 4 June 2018. Wishing all our colleagues a restful and enjoyable break.