Autumn 2017 HR Training Programme - Available to book now.
Places are available on the HR Training Programme taking place over the autumn term.
Available to book now:
Recruitment and Selection
Achieving School Improvement Through Appraisal
Each course will run as a one day session in Buxton and Swadlincote and as a twilight session in Matlock. Please click here to view our programme and book your place.
Bespoke HR Training
If you have HR training needs not addressed by our programme please contact us on 01629 538701 or 01629 538688 and we will be happy to discuss how we can meet your requirements.
Latest Derbyshire Services for Schools 'How To' Guides
Our latest Derbyshire Services for Schools ‘How To’ guides are now available. These short guides will help you start purchasing, run reports, set your own alerts and find your way around the site. Click HERE to go straight to the guides.
A separate user guide for booking Training is also available.
As usual, we welcome your comments on the guides and if you have a request for additions or changes to be made please let us know.
Derbyshire S4S Team
The Derbyshire Catering Service team have won the LACA Awards for Excellence: Nan Berger Memorial Award 2017
LACA Awards for Excellence: Nan Berger Memorial Award 2017
Well done to the Derbyshire Catering Service who were awarded the Nan Berger Memorial Award in July at the LACA (Lead Association for Catering in Education) Awards for Excellence ceremony. The award recognises education caterers who have increased meal uptake or raised the profile of the school catering service through the field of innovation.
Nan Berger OBE FIOH (1914 - 1998) was a founder member of LACA and had great dedication to the cause of nutritious school meals for all pupils. The award is in recognition of her exemplary work.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Availability Update
Changes within The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award Charity nationally have resulted in a decision by them to transition licensing directly to schools away from the current system of one central license being held by the Local Authority.
The operational impact of this, being that all Schools, Academies, Colleges and Higher Education establishments will need to become Directly Licensed Centres (DLCs) with the DofE, from 1st April 2018. They will be licensed and supported directly by the Central England Regional DofE Office to deliver DofE programmes, rather than via the County Council.
For any new/potential group requiring more information regarding DofE or the licensing process, please contact Central England Regional DofE Office on 0121 308 9470 or email@example.com.
Safety warning: Inspection and repair of inflatables – prohibited person
Please find below a safety warning we have received today from the Health and Safety Executive. We have been asked to bring this to the attention of all schools.
HSE have been made aware that Peter Morrell is once again advertising his services for inspection and repair of inflatable play equipment. He is known to use a number of aliases including Mr Coltilda. The most current seems to be Peter Edward McCormack.
Peter Morrell was prohibited from conducting in-service inspections (through examinations) of inflatable amusement devices and inflatable play equipment in 2008. The Prohibition Notice issued on 11th November 2008 is still in force, and resulted from in-service inspections not being conducted competently or diligently.
Mr Morrell has previously been prosecuted and imprisoned for matters related to previous breaches of the Prohibition Notice.