Autumn Term - 21 September 2021 - Dates for Your Diary

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Autumn term  -  21 September 2021 - Forthcoming Dates for Your Diary

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Primary & Secondary Leadership Hub Meetings - 28 September 2021

(via MS Teams)

Join colleagues at the next round of Leadership Hub meetings - a chance to catch up online, share your experiences and keep up to date with the latest information, both locally and nationally. Sessions are hosted by members of the DSLS Schools Executive Committee.

For Primary school leaders:

  • 28 September 2021 1.00pm - 2.00pm BOOK HERE

For Secondary school leaders:

  • 28 September 2021 2.30pm - 3.30pm 

Note that a calendar invite will be sent directly to secondary school leaders (no need to book).

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Schools Funding Arrangements 2022-23

Consultation & Briefing Events


In 2022-23, as in previous years, the local authority will continue to set a local schools funding formula, in consultation with its schools, under what is known as a ‘soft’ National Funding Formula (NFF). The government are currently seeking views on moving to a ‘hard’ NFF from 2023-24, which will determine school funding allocations directly, rather than a local funding formula.

As we continue to work through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the local authority acknowledges the need to make the consultation and information events via a virtual setting again to allow people to attend. We encourage you to share your views with us by booking onto these events and responding to the consultation.

Briefing Events

The virtual meetings are to take place :

Wednesday 6th October 2021       1.30pm – 4.30pm

Thursday 7th October 2021             9.30am – 12.30pm

Online bookings can be made via Online Booking Form.

Please Note: As these events are being held using MS Teams DCC will require an email address for each attendee to ensure that an invite goes out for the events.

Booking closes Friday 1st October 2021

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Last chance to book!

DSLS Annual School Leadership Conference 

14 & 15 October 2021

Saunton Sands Hotel, Nr Braunton, North Devon EX33 1LQ

Our annual conference is now less than a month away and this will be the first DSLS face to face event to take place for school leaders since early 2020!

Have you booked? Check the Delegate List (as at 20 September 2021).

If you would like to join us at Saunton, we have a limited number of rooms still available at the hotel  for residential delegates. Alternatively, there is the option to attend as a day delegate across either or both days.

READ MORE AND BOOK ONLINE. One booking form per delegate required. Terms and conditions apply, please see the online booking form for further details. 

Target audience: primary and secondary school leaders and other members of the school leadership team.

Guest speakers:

Mary Myatt | Education Adviser, Writer and Speaker

Ian Gilbert | Associate, Independent Thinking

Stephanie Davies | Associate, Independent Thinking

Penny Mallory | Former Rally Champion and leading authority on Mental Toughness

Autumn Term School Leadership Briefing

DSLS School Leadership Briefing - Autumn term

New date - 2 November 2021 at Tiverton Hotel

This all-day event will include the following guest speakers:

  • Ofsted
  • RSC SW Office
  • DCC Head of Education & Learning
  • a focus on RSE curriculum provision and response to the Ofsted Report on Sexual Abuse in schools & colleges

More details to follow shortly, in the meantime online booking is now available on the DSLS website.

Note - any existing bookings for the previous date will automatically transfer across.

The Briefing is fully subsidised and open to all members of Devon SLS i.e. school leaders within Devon primary and secondary schools. One delegate place per school – other colleagues are also welcome to attend (note charges apply). For full details please see the terms and conditions on the booking form.

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