DAPH & DASH Updates: Autumn Term | 6 December 2019 | Issue 5

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Autumn Term  |  6 December 2019  |  Issue 5

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Dates for your diary - DAPH & DASH Briefing events 2020

Spring - 11 February 2020 at Tiverton Hotel, Tiverton  |  BOOK NOW

All day event - speakers confirmed include:

  • Lucy Gordon, Deputy Director RSC
  • Karl Sampson HMI, Assistant Regional Director Ofsted

Check the current Spring DELEGATE LIST

Summer - 6 May 2020 at Exeter Racecourse | BOOK NOW

Check the current Summer DELEGATE LIST

One free place per Devon primary/secondary school who are members of DAPH/DASH. Terms and conditions apply - please see booking form for further details.

DAPH Kite String Conference 2015

DAPH Annual School Leadership Conference

15 & 16 October 2020 at Saunton Sands Hotel

Have you booked yet? Check the current DELEGATE LIST

(2 day residential, 2 day sharing residential and 2 day non-residential booking options available). Terms and conditions apply.

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Teaching Schools South West ASPIRING HEADS Programme

11 & 12 February 2020 at Dartington Hall, Totnes TQ9 6AL

View the F L Y E R

Applications are invited for a maximum of 20 places on the  ASPIRING HEADS programme. This course is designed to give participants an insight into the reality of headship by exposing them to the issues and problems that are faced on a daily basis, and how the theory of leadership actually plays out in practice. It gives those who are close to headship excellent preparation for the application and interview process, and the opportunity for those who are not sure the chance to reflect on whether this is the best pathway for them.

For programme info, fees and details on how to book  |  READ MORE

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iTrent Special Newsletter

With last month's launch of iTrent, a reminder to share the October HROne newsletter which includes with a summary of important changes to key processes plus guidance on inputting absence and expense claims  |  READ MORE

N O T E  |  DAPH and DASH Executives have flagged concerns and issues raised by schools with senior officers within DCC. We are advised by Charlotte Halliday, HR Business Partner that the priority this week has been the processing of December payroll to meet Christmas deadlines but has given assurances that DCC HROne are discussing what they can do to support schools through this transition.  As soon as there is a clear plan they will share this with schools - at this stage DCC HROne are unable to confirm whether or not this will include further iTrent training sessions.

For online guidance on iTrent HR and payroll self-service, please bookmark this L I N K to Inside Devon.

Need help with iTrent? Check out the frequently asked questions section but if you need more help please contact the iTrent systems team:

Tel: 01392 383000 (ask for payroll)     

Email: itrentsystemsteam-mailbox@devon.gov.uk

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DfE Guidance & Resources  |  London Bridge Terror Attack

29 November 2019

Read the DfE's guidance outlining resources and support that is available to anyone that has been affected by the recent terror attack in London  |  READ MORE 

The following online resources may be of specific assistance to educators (safeguarding leads) with discussions about terrorist attacks:

The PSHE Association Frameworks: 

Additionally, view the details from the Home Office Victims of Terrorism Unit that sets out how those who have been affected by last Friday’s attack can access support.

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DAPH and DASH Group Representation on Local Authority Working Groups

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

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

  • Details of Membership on DEF, agendas and full minutes of previous meetings and other information about DEF are advertised on the DEF website
  • Read the minutes from the last DEF meeting held on 20 November 2019 HERE
  • Date of the next DEF meeting is 22 January 2020

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

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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

  • Read the minutes of the last SFG meeting held on 6 November 2019 HERE
  • Date of next SFG meeting is 8 January 2020
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To view the objectives, Terms of Reference and minutes of meetings for School Organisation, Capital and Admissions Group (SOCA), which is a sub-group of Devon Education Forum, visit the SOCA website

  • Minutes of the last SOCA meeting on 3 December 2019 will be advertised HERE
  • Date of next SOCA meeting is 2 March 2020
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Devon Children and Families Partnership

Read the latest DCFP news HEREdcfp.org.uk

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).

Children & Young People's Plan 2019-2023 can be viewed HERE

Reducing Parental Conflict Roadshows 2020

Target audience: strategic leads, managers, frontline practitioners and anyone else working or volunteering with children, young people and families.

Evidence shows that parental conflict puts children at a higher risk of negative outcomes. The roadshows will provide the perfect place to share expertise and learn from others to help reduce parental conflict and improve the lives of children and families across Devon and beyond.

Monday 9 March 2020 - 9.00am to 4.30pm at Tiverton Hotel, EX16 4DB

Tuesday 10 March 2020 - 9.00am to 4.30pm at Newton Abbot Racecourse, TQ12 3AF

For more information and booking info  |  READ MORE


Devon SEND Local Offer and strategy

Statutory Guidance SEND code of practice: 0-25 years defines that the Local Offer has two key purposes:

  • To provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it.
  • To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disabled children and those with SEN and their parents, and disabled young people and those with SEN, and service providers in its development and review.

For more information visit the Devon SEND Local Offer website.

Subscribe to the newsletter and view recent SEND news and updates H E R E.

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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 LINK
  • to publish determined admissions policies and proposed policies on their school / Academy Trust website during the consultation period.
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Visit this page to SUBSCRIBE to the Early Years and Childcare Service newsletter, a weekly email digest of new updates (sent every Friday morning). 

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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

Contact SLSS: t  01392 380518 or 07970 905511  e  slss-mailbox@devon.gov.uk

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RE Newsletter for schools in Devon, Torbay and Exeter Diocese

Read the latest news and updates in the November newsletter which includes:

  • New RE Agreed Syllabus (plus training date)
  • Holocaust Memorial Day - 27 January 2020
  • Courses, resources and CPD opportunities
  • NATRE statement on the new Ofsted Framework

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EFSA Update

Read the latest newsletter H E R E.

Subscribe to receive a weekly round-up of information and actions for Education and Skills Funding Agency funded organisations. 

To find out more about the Education and Skills Funding Agency | READ MORE

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Visit the DAG website dagdevon.uk

Read the latest DAG newsletter Issue 164 (28/11/19) HERE 

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.

To register, contact DAG HERE

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Reminder  |  Community Weekend at the Eden Project

18 & 19 January 2020

Every winter the Eden Project offers a series of free entry weekends for members of various organisations and community groups, and their families, within Devon and Cornwall. Next year's free weekend for teachers, teaching assistants, school/college/university staff and home educators is on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th January 2020  |  READ MORE

Devon Association of Primary Headteachers (DAPH) & 

Devon Association of Secondary Headteachers (DASH)

Contact us:  01392 380518  |  daph@devon.gov.uk  |  daph.org.uk

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