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Save the date! Headteachers Conference - 4th and 5th July 2019
16 Jul
Save the Date! Headteachers Conference - 4th and 5th July 2019 Following the success of our Conference for Headteachers and Governors, which took place in March 2018, we are delighted to announce that we will be running another conference next year. The Conference will be held on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July 2019 at Eastwood Hall. The focus of the Conference will again be upon current leadership and management issues, with an emphasis on strategic thinking to bring about improvements for all children and their families. As we prepare for changes in Ofsted inspection and the curriculum in 2019-2020, we will be making links with our other LA conferences for teachers (31st January 2019) and deputy headteachers (22 March 2019). Please book the dates in your diary and look out for more information on S4S in September. For more information, please contact Tim Dutton, Senior Adviser For School Improvement: Tel: 01629 532761 Email:
Introducing our new Education Improvement offer for Schools and Academies
12 Jul
Our new-look 2018-19 Education Improvement Service offer for all LA maintained schools, academies, special schools and early year providers is now live on the Derbyshire Services for Schools website. The Education Improvement Service is now listed on the Derbyshire Services for Schools site as a category featuring the following Provider Pages: The Derbyshire Entitlement and Core Support This page covers our core support package for LA maintained schools (The Derbyshire Entitlement) and academies, special schools, support centres and nurseries (Core Support). This package offers discounts across all Education Improvement service training, access to a named link adviser, three school improvement visits per year and support during inspection. Curriculum This page covers all of our curriculum consultancy and training, and includes an easy to access overview of all our forthcoming training opportunities across all key subject areas. Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership The longstanding Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership is now listed as part of our Education Improvement Service offer. Early Years and Childcare Improvement Service Only available to Early Years settings, this page provides an overview of our latest training and consultancy offers for the sector. Governor Support Governor Support has always been connected to our Education Improvement offer, and access to the service is a core element of the Derbyshire Entitlement and Core Support packages. The content of this page - and its resources pages - hasn't changed, just its location on the site. Headteacher Performance Management Our popular HTPM package has now been given its own page, to provide you with full details about the necessity and value of this service. Leadership and Management Aimed at headteachers and senior leaders, the Leadership and Management page includes all our training, events, conferences and consultancy, including Ofsted support. Newly Qualified Teacher Induction Our existing NQT page and support is now part of the Education Improvement category. Across all the pages you'll find information, support, contact details and more. Each page will also provide access to our scheduled training courses, and bespoke consultancy packages, designed specifically with your school needs in mind. Our 2018/19 packages and services run on an academic year basis and will start in September 2018. Over the next few months we'll be working to constantly improve our offer, starting with a major re-development of all our Education Improvement Service resources pages. So, what are you waiting for? Please take a look at our new pages and see what you think. We've tried to make our new offer as user-friendly and comprehensive as possible, and if you have any questions or comments, just pick up the phone or drop us an email to discuss how we can support you in inspiring staff and improving educational provision for all our children.
There is still time to complete our annual Derbyshire Services for Schools Survey
11 Jul
How are we doing? What can we change? How can we improve? Your feedback has always been vitally important to Derbyshire Services for Schools, helping us shape and improve the programme and alerting us to important issues we’d otherwise miss. Every year we produce an annual survey, which is designed to capture the thoughts and opinions of Derbyshire Schools and Academies in relation to traded services and training. Results from the survey provide the core of our development plan for the year ahead and allows us to focus on the issues which genuinely matter to you. The 2018 survey is still available until the 2nd August, and is open to anyone involved in the purchase or use of traded services from Derbyshire or with access to the Derbyshire Services for Schools site. You can find the survey by clicking here. If there is anyone in your school who would like to contribute to the survey, please just forward the survey link to them ( As always, if you have any questions or comments about the survey – or any other aspect of the Derbyshire Services for Schools programme – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We look forward to receiving your feedback!