Our purpose, quite simply, is to help create circumstances in which successful teaching and learning can take place.
Managing schools to sustain such good provision is demanding and requires effective support services. The current challenging financial context means that we all need to test value for money and ensure we are using our core resources to best effect.
Good quality support and business services are essential and the council is committed to delivering high value, efficient services and acting on feedback from schools and academies. It is important for all concerned that we get this right and our services are seen as a positive factor in promoting good education.
LA Child Protection Policies, PowerPoints and other Documents
Download using the links below.
Under the childcare voucher scheme employees can agree to give up part of their salary to instead receive childcare vouchers.The government are introducing a new tax-free childcare scheme in 2018. When this happens, the childcare voucher scheme will close to new applicants. If you're already a member at this time, you will be able to choose whether to remain in the childcare voucher scheme or move to tax-free childcare. Your family can't receive both benefits at the same time. Whether or not you are better off in the childcare voucher scheme or receiving tax-free childcare will depend on your individual circumstances.
SAFSO Conference 2017 'Opportunity Knocks'
Tuesday 28th November 2017
Dorset Schools Forum
The Dorset Schools' Forum is an advisory group of headteachers, school governors and non-school members with specific decision-making powers who meet with the local authority (LA) to consider financial matters relating to schools and wider education.It acts as the conduit for colleagues in schools, early years' settings and providers of 16-19 education for information relating to
schools' budget funding. It also provides the principal feedback channel on
funding issues, enabling the views of schools and providers to be formally
communicated to LA officers and county councillors. As it is required to take a strategic view in all its dealings, the schools' forum is unable to 'champion' individual causes.
However, it is always useful for members to be appraised of any issues.