New - Resource Pages now live on Services to Schools
As you’ve probably noticed by now, a new module has been developed for Services to Schools called Resources. This function allows services to create web pages, publish documents, photographs, add external links and upload media clips to the system. You can find resources published by individual services either via their service page – see communications … browse our resources in the right hand panel or via the Communication and Resources menus. Or just search for something specific from anywhere on Services to Schools. Please note that some resources are available on the public portal but other content might be restricted and will require users to be logged onto the system to view.
We are developing this module to replace the Schools Extranet as the tool to find information from various council services. The first phase of this is now complete and all new content will be published here as well as articles, documents and guidance for schools.
In addition, the schools weekly e-bulletin will be replaced by a Services to Schools Newsletter which will be emailed to all registered users in schools every Thursday, as well as to the school admin email accounts.
If schools or external organisations wish to publish information in the e-bulletin this can be sent to the services to schools email account below. However, please note that only content deemed to be suitable/relevant to most schools will be included.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us either by email at email@example.com or by contacting Julie Preece or Deb Tyler on 0191 211 5321.
Service Level Agreements 2018/19 - BUY NOW!
Service Level Agreements 2018/19 - BUY NOW!
Services available to schools from the City Council for 2018/19 are now available to purchase. Please ensure that you have confirmed the services that you require by 31 March 2018, or earlier if possible. If you have any queries about individual services or SLAs then please contact the relevant service (contact details should all be listed on the portal).
If any new staff require access to the system then please complete a new user application form indicating what type of access they require. Please can you also inform us of any registered users who have left the school or who no longer require access. Note that there is a password reminder facility on the login page if you have forgotten or need to reset your password.
Quick buy menus for 2018/19 are set up, along with suggested SLAs and services based on your purchases in the current financial year.
As in previous years, the City Council has set a cap on the inflationary increase that individual services can charge to schools, which is based on the September RPI, so for 2018/19 is 3.9%. However, many services will not be applying this in full.
However, schools should note that there will be more significant changes in the ICT WAN SLA due to the decision by Schools Forum to withdraw central funding of this from the Schools Block of DSG with effect from 1 September 2018. Jim Lowden is writing to schools separately about the specific implications of this.
New User Accounts - Services to Schools
If you require a user account to access documents, training, information etc. on Services to Schools, please ask the Headteacher or School Business Manager to complete and return the attached form.
Please note it is up to the school to decided which staff should be given access to the system.
If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Newcastle Secondary Schools Unicef Child Friendly City Programme
FAO Newcastle secondary schools only
Newcastle City Council and partners are passionate about Newcastle becoming a great place to grow up, where every child and young person is safe, loved, healthy and free from harm and can make the most of their talents and interests.
As part of our journey towards recognition as a Unicef Child Friendly City it is important we engage and work with young people, hearing their views and allowing them to shape the programme of work. I would be very grateful if you would enable and encourage your school council to take part in the workshop with Unicef UK, on the 3rd May, details are on the attached invite.
Following the accommodation moves in the Civic Centre, we have a VariDesk which is surplus to requirements.
A VariDesk is a height-adjustable solution which takes you from sitting to standing in just 3 seconds, requires no assembly and works with your existing furniture. For more information click here.
If anyone is interested, please contact Julie.email@example.com to arrange collection.
Information, support and challenge to schools and academies in relation to non-attendance and children missing from education/ not in full time school
For more details and resources relating to any of our work, see our Resource pages linked on the right hand side of this page. This includes links to online forms to submit referrals or notifications to the LA. The Access and Attendance Service has a wide remit including:
Responding to referrals received from schools for legal monitoring and intervention for school non attendance
Issuing Penalty Notices (non attendance and unauthorised leave of absence)
Prosecutions in Magistrate’s Court for school non attendance
School Attendance Orders
Education Supervision Orders
Child Employment Permits
Child Performance Licences (including chaperone recruitment and visits to performance venues)
Fixed Term and Permanent Exclusions
Fair Access Protocols and Panels
Elective home education
Children Missing Education, including advice to schools on removing children from admission registers
Monitoring of children not in full time school education, i.e. on reduced timetables or accessing alternative provision