• School Support Services Open Day Event - NEW DATE 26 April 2018

  • Ancient Weekends at the Ancient Technology Centre Cranborne

  • Dealing with disciplinaries training

  • Dorset Music Service - SLA 2018/19

  • Up to date school closure procedures

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Ancient Weekends at the Ancient Technology Centre Cranborne
09 Mar
A chance to taste and smell the past! Ancient Weekends at the Ancient Technology Centre are an ideal family day out in Dorset. They blend fun, living history, traditional crafts and skills, with hands on activities to excite children and inform visitors of all ages. Bring a picnic or enjoy locally sourced foods, home made cake and delicious tea and coffee in the beautiful and timeless setting of this unique open air museum. Next event weekend is 24 and 25 March 2018. Open 10am to 4pm. Tickets £10 for adults and £5 for children. Under 4s go free. The ATC is only open to the public on special event days. Please check the Public Events page for more details. The rest of the time the Centre is available exclusively to schools and other educational groups providing authentic National Curriculum linked historical experiences. This includes a wide variety of activities for day visits and residential visits. This unique site is also available for private hire for events. Contact the Centre for more information. Damerham Road, Cranborne, Dorset BH21 5RP 01725 517618 atc@dorsetcc.gov.uk www.ancienttechnologycentre.com www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/ancient-technology-centre
Dealing with disciplinaries training
01 Mar
Another session of the ‘Dealing with disciplinaries and avoiding the pitfalls’ training has been arranged to be held on Tuesday 24 April at the Blandford School. The training runs from 9am until 1pm and covers key information for Headteachers and school leaders who have responsibility for managing staff and dealing with disciplinary matters. For further details and to book a place please see this training page.
Dorset Music Service - SLA 2018/19
27 Feb
Please view the Service Level Agreement when making a booking.
Up to date school closure procedures
26 Feb
A reminder of the procedures for school closures: Instructions for ‘closing’ and ‘reopening’ your school on the Dorset County Council GIS system: 1. Follow this URL to access the login page https://mapping.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/closedservices/admin (you can do this on any device with internet access including PCs and mobile phones). 2. Enter your username and password and click on the login button or hit 'enter'. 3. You will be presented with a list of services that you can edit – for headteachers this will just show schools. 4. When you click on ‘schools’ you will be presented with the name of your school. 5. If your school is open the green box alongside it will be selected. If you select the ‘closed’ box this will show your school as being closed. If you select ‘partially closed’ this will show your school as being partially closed. The school closure or partial closure will then be displayed on dorsetforyou.com. Ideally you should do this by 6.30am. 6. At 4 p.m. all closed schools will default back to open. If the school is closed on subsequent days you will need to CLOSE it again. 7. You can check the correct status is shown by logging out and going to https://mapping.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/closedservices and selecting Closed schools. Notifying the local media, particularly radio stations: 1. Schools will NO LONGER be required to notify local radio stations themselves. 2. Dorset County Council’s communications unit have notified the local media that the process has now changed and that they will find the DEFINITIVE list of closures on dorsetforyou.com. 3. You should notify parents that they can access the information on https://mapping.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/closedservices or listen to their local radio stations. Forgotten username If you have forgotten your username you can also use your registered email address to login. This is normally your ‘office@’ email address. If you have recently changed the name of your school or your email address, please notify the GIS team via gis@dorsetcc.gov.uk Forgotten password If you have forgotten your password follow the 'Forgotten your Password' link on the login form. This will then send a new password to the registered e-mail. Contact information For questions about the GIS system, please call: 01305 224861 (07967 504716 in emergencies only) or email gis@dorsetcc.gov.uk . For other queries regarding the school closure process please email: schoolscourses@dorsetcc.gov.uk or phone 01305 22 4995
Dorset Music Service - SLA 2017/18
22 Feb
Please view the Service Level Agreement when making a booking.
DBS Employment Check System
20 Feb
The DBS Employment Check System is currently experiencing an error with the security certificate. The DBS employment check system is hosted by Kent County Council, who have informed us that they are working to resolve the issue as a priority. You can still use the site by selecting “continue to this site” through internet Explorer. The existing certificate is still applied so access to the site is secure.