Complete Our Survey for the Chance to Win a Chromebook 360
There are still two weeks left to complete the annual Derbyshire Services for Schools survey for 2017 and be in with a chance of winning a Chromebook 360 for your school.
All you need to do is click here to access the survey and it just takes around 10 minutes to complete. Every school who submits a response will be entered into our prize draw for the chance to win either a Touchscreen Chromebook 360 or a pack of Derbyshire Services for School goodies (including mugs, water bottles and a CD containing information about the history of your area).
The survey will remain open during the first week of the summer holidays and is open to all school staff and governors.
Feedback from Derbyshire schools and academies is vitally important to the Derbyshire Services for Schools programme. Input from schools helps us to develop the programme and address any issues we’d be otherwise unaware of.
Full Derbyshire County Council competition terms and conditions can be found here.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Safety warning: Inspection and repair of inflatables – prohibited person
Please find below a safety warning we have received today from the Health and Safety Executive. We have been asked to bring this to the attention of all schools.
HSE have been made aware that Peter Morrell is once again advertising his services for inspection and repair of inflatable play equipment. He is known to use a number of aliases including Mr Coltilda. The most current seems to be Peter Edward McCormack.
Peter Morrell was prohibited from conducting in-service inspections (through examinations) of inflatable amusement devices and inflatable play equipment in 2008. The Prohibition Notice issued on 11th November 2008 is still in force, and resulted from in-service inspections not being conducted competently or diligently.
Mr Morrell has previously been prosecuted and imprisoned for matters related to previous breaches of the Prohibition Notice.