All relevant information for schools has been transferred from Schoolsnet to Nexus. Most is on to the relevant Service pages on Nexus. For example HR payroll information is under the HR Pay service.
Planned changes to the way Dorset for You will be run mean that Schoolsnet will no longer exist in its current form.
• You can now access information, training and services in one place.
• Colleagues in Early Years and Youth settings will have access to the range of information that schools have access to.
Where will I find my usual documents/information?
Each service provider eg HR, SAFSO etc. has its own communications and resources area where information can be displayed in similar way to a web page, or as articles, lists or documents to download.
General information will be available under the ‘Schoolsnet on Nexus’ service with links to where the information is now held.
Pages in the ‘Schoolsnet on Nexus’ service have been set up to reflect the current Schoolsnet structure although we have taken the opportunity to streamline and update where appropriate.
In time this area may be decommissioned or could contain a news page or act as a portal for service provider newsletters. Some news will continue to be available on the portal and on feature panels.
Information only available as part of a purchased service or package will remain in that package on Nexus. Unrestricted information will be available in the relevant service.
Is there a guide?
Yes. Attached to this message.
Who can I contact with a query?
Micky Diviney on 01305 22 4690 or email@example.com
Nexus Team on 01305 22 4995 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Banding Children and Young people with SEND as part of the EHCP Process - NEW DATES for FREE Training Sessions for SENDCos and School Leadership County Wide
More dates for the Banding Training.
Following the consultation with schools in July 2017 we are commencing the implementation of a banded funding scheme for children in Dorset mainstream schools with High Need SEND.
FREE half day training sessions are available across Dorset 16-30 November 2017.
These sessions will use case studies in a workshop format to provide guidance on how to evidence and place pupils within the bands - leading towards an EHCP.
At the end of your session you should have enough information to be able to:
place a child in an SEND band and understand the evidence that is required to support the band chosen.
understand the actions that will need to be undertaken to support that child in meeting their desired outcomes.
Please book your place on Nexus. Search on banding or use this link http://www.dorsetnexus.org.uk/search/banding
Primary Assessment Conference Progess for all - Plan it, Fuel it and Aim for the Stars!
PRIMARY ASSESSMENT CONFERENCE
PROGRESS FOR ALL – Plan it, Fuel it and Aim for the Stars!
30th November 2017, Hethfelton House, Wareham
This will be a full day with Claire Gadsby’s keynote speech and workshop alongside a wonderful selection of Dorset best practice workshops spanning EYFS to Y6. All will focus on progress in English and Mathematics, a key target for every school.
Please book via Nexus http://www.dorsetnexus.org.uk see attached flyer
Course code: 10208 – 1117 – T011
Using Technology to Make a Difference
South West SEND Technology Exhibition
Using Technology to Make a Difference
7th November 2017
9:30am – 5pm
- Exhibition including award winning & innovative providers
- Hands on opportunities to learn about technology designed to enhance learning and independence in education and at home
- A programme of seminars throughout the day; sign up on the day
Information & bookings: 01935 411384 email@example.com
Your school’s Local Offer and required changes
Please can I bring your attention to the attached letter regarding changes that need to be made to your school’s local offer during the Autumn Term 2017.
We first emailed the attached back in June 2017, so if you have already responded and made the required changes, please ignore this email.
The letter and associated guidance provide full details of these changes but in short, there is a much stronger focus upon the production of your SEN Policy and SEN Information Report (available on your school website) rather than a separate ‘local offer’ document.
There will also still be a need to maintain a concise school record on the Family Information Directory. It is hoped that this will be a much less onerous task for schools.
This time in the guidance we have included a checklist to help you work through the suggested changes. Please can you discuss this letter and guidance with the relevant people at your school and make arrangements to implement your school’s new local offer within the timeframes specified.
We will also be sharing these documents with governing bodies and SENCOs.
Senior Manager, SEND Services 0 - 25
Contact Gerri Kemp