DASH Update: Spring Term | 5 March 2019 | Issue 4

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   Spring Term  |  5 March 2019  |  Issue 4


DASH Summer Conference

Tuesday 25 June 2019 at Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7XS

B O O K  O N L I N E

Devon secondary school leaders are invited to attend this free all-day event (subsidised by DASH) at Exeter Racecourse, with keynote speakers confirmed as:-

Nina Jackson_Independent Thinking

9.30am  Nina Jackson | Associate, Independent Thinking

"Creativity, curiosity and compassion - that's the winning formula for any classroom."

Read more about Nina at INDEPENDENT THINKING

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11.15am  Dave Harris - Associate, Independent Thinking

"Think differently, think beyond your reach and if what you are doing feels wrong - don't do it!"

Read more about Dave at INDEPENDENT THINKING


1.30pm  |  Jon Hutchinson  |  Head of Curriculum Development, Reach Academy Feltham

  • Session 1 - The Science of Learning: principles from cognitive science and taking an evidence informed approach.

  • Session 2 - Knowledge Rich Curriculum: how we structure our curriculum at the intended and implemented level.

3.00pm  |  Dave McKinney  |  IT Consultant

  • Develop your IT strategies motivated by teaching and learning.

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

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Summer 2019

DAPH & DASH Summer Briefing

Wednesday 8 May 2019 at the Best Western Tiverton Hotel, Tiverton EX16 4DB

We are pleased to confirm that Stephen Lee Senior HMI will be providing an Ofsted Update to include the proposed Education Inspection Framework 2019

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

School funding

Update - Parliamentary Petition re School Funding

House of Commons Debate on 4 March 2019

R E M I N D E R - sign the P E T I T I O N

Schools are having to make difficult choices on how to spend their limited funding as their income has not kept pace with the rise in costs since 2010. All schools are working very hard to “make ends meet” but this is becoming increasingly difficult and verging on almost impossible.

There is still time to sign the petition which has exceeded 100,000 signatories and therefore has triggered a debate in the House of Commons. This took place on 4 March 2019 and can be viewed online at parliamentlive.tv . Thank you for your continued support.

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Worth Less Campaign

Worth Less? School Funding Campaign

Next Steps - Urgent Action Required

See last week's 'Special Edition' DASH Update regarding the Worth Less? school funding campaign with updates and actions for your urgent attention | READ MORE

Keep up to date with the latest campaign news via social media:-

Twitter | @WorthLessFF

Facebook | @WorthLessWestSussex 


DASH Representation on Working Groups

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

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
  • Papers from the last DEF meeting held on 23 January 2019 can be found  H E R E
  • Date of next DEF meeting: 20 March 2019

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

  • Minutes of the last SFG meeting held on 6 March 2019 can be found H E R E
  • Date of next SFG meeting is 5 June 2019

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.

  • View the minutes of the last SOCA meeting held on 26 February 2019 H E R E
  • Date of next SOCA meeting is 11 June 2019
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Devon Children and Families Partnership


DCFP Newsletters | visit this  L I N K  to subscribe to receive news and updates direct to your inbox.

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).


Helpline  |  Advice and support on SEND processes

Babcock SEND helpline

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 and to keep up to date

subscribe to the newsletter.

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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

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Admission Arrangements and School / Academy Trust Websites

A reminder that all schools must publish determined admissions policies and proposed policies on their school / Academy Trust website during the consultation period. 


Consultation outcome | Relationships (and sex) education and health education

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

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Wave Multi Academy Trust - Who's who

Wave is an Alternative Provision (AP) Multi Academy Trust (MAT) that comprises of 9 regional AP Academies (APA) and The Community and Hospital Education Service (CHES), a medical AP Academy, as well as two medical academies in Devon.  Who's who - meet the T E A M .