Autumn 2017 HR Training Programme - Available to book now.
Places are available on the HR Training Programme taking place over the autumn term.
Available to book now:
Recruitment and Selection
Achieving School Improvement Through Appraisal
Each course will run as a one day session in Buxton and Swadlincote and as a twilight session in Matlock. Please click here to view our programme and book your place.
Bespoke HR Training
If you have HR training needs not addressed by our programme please contact us on 01629 538701 or 01629 538688 and we will be happy to discuss how we can meet your requirements.
Behaviour Support - 2017/18 Academic Year Offer for Primary Schools
We’re pleased to announce the Behaviour Support Service’s traded offer for primary schools and academies for Academic Year starting 1st September 2017 is now available to purchase on the Services for Schools website.
In response to feedback from schools, alongside our traditional annual subscription packages we are introducing annual sessional packages and the option of purchasing specific activities on a one-off basis.
Our rates for 2017-18 remain in line with previous years: we operate a simple pricing policy with the opportunity to agree an annual subscription where primary schools and academies receive a discounted rate according to the number of hours purchased and a reduced rate for training.
We continue to offer core support to primary schools and academies at no cost to the school subsidised by the County Council for children with the highest level of social, emotional and behaviour needs which are a priority to the LA.
Our chargeable services are offered in addition to this work and take the form of pupil support, training and development of practice across staff and settings.
Full details about all packages can be found on the Behaviour Support Service page.
Please confirm your preferred level of subscription for the next academic year so that we are able to respond to your request.
Latest Derbyshire Services for Schools User Guide
Our new version of the Derbyshire Services for Schools user guide is now available, updated to include the new-look shopping basket. The guide includes hints and tips as well as practical advice for requesting quotes, downloading a brochure tailored to your school and running your own reports.
A user guide for training is also available to download, explaining how to view courses and book onto them.
As usual, we welcome your comments on the guide and if you have a request for additions or changes to be made please let us know.
Derbyshire S4S Team
Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Availability Update
Changes within The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award Charity nationally have resulted in a decision by them to transition licensing directly to schools away from the current system of one central license being held by the Local Authority.
The operational impact of this, being that all Schools, Academies, Colleges and Higher Education establishments will need to become Directly Licensed Centres (DLCs) with the DofE, from 1st April 2018. They will be licensed and supported directly by the Central England Regional DofE Office to deliver DofE programmes, rather than via the County Council.
For any new/potential group requiring more information regarding DofE or the licensing process, please contact Central England Regional DofE Office on 0121 308 9470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Spaces and Wellbeing Conference
Derbyshire Public Health Network – Green Spaces and wellbeing conference
The conference is aimed at anyone with an interest in health and greenspace, those working in local authorities, CCGs, primary care, social care, NHS providers, the voluntary sector, health development workers, children’s services, schools, outdoor educators, planners, etc.
WHERE: The Derbyshire Eco Centre, Porter Lane, Middleton, Matlock DE4 4LS
DATE AND TIME: Wednesday 20th September 2017. 9.15am – 4.00pm
HOW TO REQUEST A PLACE: Email email@example.com by Friday 18th August
The conference will enable participants to:
Strengthen their knowledge of the physical and emotional health impacts of greenspace.
Gain understanding of ways to measure greenspace, the estimated amount of greenspace we have in Derbyshire and how accessible it is.
Learn about the concept of nature connectedness and its links to health and wellbeing.
Gain understanding of what works by providing an overview of evidence for effective action to promote use of greenspace, and by showcasing current research projects.
Take part in interactive workshops showcasing practical ways of engaging with greenspace in order to promote wellbeing.
For more details please see the attached flyer and programme