Now Available: Updated Governance Handbook from the Department of Education
Please note that the Department for Education has just released an updated Governance Handbook.
Relevant for all LA maintained schools, academies and multi-academy trusts, the handbook can be downloaded for free by following this link
The handbook should be read alongside the Competency Framework for Governance and the Clerking Competency Framework, which are both available via the Department for Education website.
Health & Safety Training - forthcoming events
We have released some new health and safety training courses. On the 26th February we are running our course for new/acting Headteachers and Business Managers, 4th March a Fire Safety Management Course and on the 29th March an Accident Reporting and Investigation Course. If you have bought into our health and safety training package there is no additional charge for these courses. Details of the courses are in the health and safety training brochure but if you require further information you can give us a ring on 01629 536525 for further details.
Booking for these training courses is available on the S4S website
Leadership conference Day 2 - FOR GOVERNORS
Derbyshire Leadership Conference: Staying Ahead of the Game: Leading A Curriculum that Enriches Lives
Governors can attend day 2 of the Leadership Conference on 5th July at Eastwood Hall for a fee of £50.
You will hear Keynote speeches including Sam Henson, Director of Policy and Information at the National Governor Association.
You can view course details or make a booking HERE
If governors do not want the school to be charged the course fee, please contact Audrey Dew directly via email: Audrey.firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 01629 532079
Free CPD Event Purple Mash Computing
As a Purple Mash subscriber we're committed to helping you maximise the educational benefit from our software.
Your subscription gives you and your whole school unlimited access to our extensive range of CPD events.
Join 2Simple's Educational Consultant on this interactive Purple Mash session as he shows you how to embed Purple Mash in the DNA of your school and its impact in the classroom.
This is an ideal session for people who are new to Purple Mash or long-time users wanting a refresher.
Where & When?
Derbyshire County Council Matlock
John Hadfield House
Friday, 14 June 2019 @ 9.30am - 12.30pm
Sign up here
Cabinet Approval of ThinkIT framework
We are pleased to confirm that Cabinet approved the use of the ThinkIT framework by Derbyshire County Council and schools for the procurement of IT equipment and services. The framework is available for call off quotes (direct award), three quotes, mini-competition and full tender.
ThinkIT framework has undergone the OJEU compliance process and due diligence carried out on all suppliers on the framework, with a range of categories from equipment, cloud services, audio visual, licensing, print to name a few.
Accessing the framework can be direct, however we do provide the option of reviewing your requirements prior to submitting quote requests, and as a trusted support partner for schools in Derbyshire and beyond we are working closely
with the framework on the delivery of major school infrastructure projects.
To place a request for quote directly to the ThinkIT Framework please use the online form REQUEST A QUOTE
To find out more about how your school can benefit from a safe, compliant and DFE recommended procurement route please contact Paul Livingstone at email@example.com
ThinkIT Please click here for a Youtube Video
Details on the DFE’s deals for schools can be found at: DFE Deals for Schools