All relevant information for schools has been transferred from Schoolsnet to Nexus.
You can now access information, training and services in one place.
Most information is on to the relevant Service pages on Nexus. For example HR payroll information is under the HR Pay service.
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 is 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 old 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.
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Who can I contact with a query?
Micky Diviney on 01305 22 4690 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Advisory Business Support on 01305 22 4995 or 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
Shaping our future towards a school-led effectiveness model
A free all day event for Dorset School Leaders in partnership with The Staff College.
The aim of the event is to engage with Head teachers, principals and partners in a structured conversation around the key drivers and core purpose of the arrangements in Dorset for supporting school effectiveness.
Its purpose is to establish a collective understanding of the changing context for school effectiveness and secure Head teachers’ approval for and active engagement in our collective initiative.
The event is supported by DASH, DPLA, SSHAD and Learning Centre heads.?
School leaders can book their places via Nexus. Link to course below.
Example Agreement/SLA for catering and housekeeping relief staff
Example letter of agreement provided to schools and academies when using catering and housekeeping relief staff provided by Dorset County Council.
Don’t Miss Maths TRGs!
Don’t Miss Maths TRGs!
Dorset Teacher Research Groups (TRGs)
No need to do it all alone… 4 half days that will change your practice
We are delighted to be able to offer 3 Dorset TRGs run by our very own Dorset MaST and Micro MaST Maths Specialist Teachers, quality assured and supported by Jennie. These opportunities are unmissable and enable you to have a clear voice in setting the direction of development so it meets your own school’s needs.
HURRY AND BOOK - START IN JANUARY. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!