The catering service are pleased to announce that entries are now open for this years competition.
Students have to do is plan and prepare a 2 course meal, suitable for serving in a school using all the main food groups from the Eatwell Guide, with a maximum budget of £2 per head.
The competition will take place on Friday 26th June 2020 at The University of Derby, Buxton Campus.
The competition offers several prizes for:
Best Main Course
Best Dressed Table
We welcome entries from students in years 7 to 11 in a Derbyshire secondary school, that Derbyshire County Council provides the catering service for. On the day of the competition all students must be accompanied by an adult, and have permission from school to attend.
If you would like to enter any students please request a registration of entry form from Becky Clarke by email email@example.com.
Or alternatively for more information please email or ring Becky on 01629 535692.
Now Available: 2020/21 Traded Services
Traded services for the 2020/21 financial and academic year are now available to purchase online.
You can find information about all our service providers on their updated Services pages, but you’ll need a log-on to view and purchase specific contracts, services or products.
(To request a log on, just click on the Sign Up button at the top of this page)
For those users who have access to the site, you’ll notice a number of changes for 2020/21.
The Store has been fully launched, offering an improved way of viewing and purchasing contracts through a single interface, rather than individual provider service pages.
The Store has been designed to be intuitive. Items are split into three categories (Contracts, Services and Products), and you’ll only be able to view items available to you. Every item sold through the Store features a comprehensive description and as always, listed prices are relevant to your school or academy.
PROVIDER SERVICE PAGES
With contract and service information now provided through the Store, provider Service pages will no longer feature detailed breakdowns of purchasable items or terms and conditions relating to specific items (although each provider service page does feature a link to their relevant section of the Store).
CUSTOMER LANDING PAGE
We’ve also taken the opportunity to update your landing page. The new page retains all key functions – such as links to purchasing and reporting options, news, training and resources information – but has now been streamlined to make it easier to use.
As always, if you have any questions or comments about any aspect of Derbyshire County Council Traded Services, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01629 538191.
Services for Schools Alerts
We recently updated the automatic alerts that are generated by the S4S system for all users and some of you may have received alerts you haven't received previously. To turn the alerts off, please follow the steps below:
Click on your name in the top right hand corner, then click on 'My Profile'.
Once in 'My Profile', click on the pencil in the 'Management Alerts' panel to opt-out of receiving the various types of new finance alerts. Please consider carefully which alerts are useful for you to monitor all your school transactions.
To manage your alerts for messages, services and training, click on Legacy system alerts and choose the frequency you require.
For further support please contact the S4S helpline on 01629 538191.
Community Use of Schools Project
Active Derbyshire have recently emailed a survey into all schools to gather information about facility provision and use of school facilities by the community.
This survey has been designed so we can gain a better understanding of what facilities schools currently have and what activities they are offering beyond curriculum time. The responses will help us identify schools who want to open up their facilities for community use and share the good practice from those that currently do.
To access the survey, please follow this link:
Closing date for responses: 13 March 2020
Is screen time on apps good or bad for your mental health?
Is screen time on apps good or bad for your mental health? What about TV and computer games?
Help shape the national conversation about the role of screen time in young people’s mental health by taking part in a study on what young people, parents/carers, and teachers think is important.
The Child Outcomes Research Consortium want to hear in your own words about what matters to you.
This research is insured and sponsored by the University College London (ref.: 14037/001) and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). This research is being carried out by researchers at the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, based at University College London and King’s College London.
The researchers want to hear from you if you are:
Between 11-25 years old
A teacher/educational provider.
With your help, the project aims to find out the most important questions that need to be answered on screen time and mental health!
You can support this project by:
Giving your views in small group discussions of between 30 and 90 minutes
Completing a short 5-10 minute survey (in March)
Please get in touch with Norha Juan on 020 7848 5129 or via email email@example.com to find out more.
Research Lead Julian Edbrooke-Childs also talked about this new project recently at the #MindTech2019 conference