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Safeguarding for educational settings
Support, advice and practical guidelines on keeping children safe for educational settings
To ensure all children attending school/educational settings are safe from harm by ensuring that all staff are appropriately trained. To ensure that schools and educational settings are Ofsted complia...

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Please be aware of the following RE academy buy-back
03 Jun
The following services have yet to launch but we are awaiting there launch shortly: Human Resources Occupational Health Educational Psychology Service & Advisory Teaching Service also remain temporarily suspended due to an inability to meet session needs with on-going quarantine. When this situation changes, messaging will go out to all schools to inform them as such If you have any other queries about your buy-back, please contact us at GCCPlusSupport@gloucestershire.gov.uk
Severn Trent Water: Lead Sampling in Schools
03 Jun
Severn Trent Water are currently working with Public Health England and Asset Management & Property Services to protect schools from lead. This process involves an extensive water quality sampling programme and to achieve this, they will need access to school premises. Severn Trent Water will be contacting schools separately to agree a date/ time convenient to you and they will adhere to all current Government social distances rules and practices. If you have any queries about this programme please contact Richard Hitchins on 01452 328828 or email richard.hitichins@gloucestershire.gov.uk
ParentPay refund update - 1st June
01 Jun
Please see the attached update
Daily Update - 29th May
29 May
Good Afternoon, Apologies for the late circulation of today’s briefing and the depth of content. There has been a host of guidance and documentation released in the last couple of days, which I hope will be useful for you next week. There are a number of issues covered in this briefing, including attendance recording, guidance from HR and Occupational Health to support staff return to work and guidance on use of PPE. As ever I hope you all have a great weekend, before what will inevitable be a busy week next week. Kind regards Charlotte Jones Acting Director of Education Gloucestershire County Council Block 1, 3rd Floor Shire Hall, Gloucester, GL1 2TG.
Small Group and Individual Instrumental Tuition – Parent Billed Online System
28 May
Gloucestershire Music now offers a parent pay system for small group and individual tuition to schools to help facilitate the continuation of instrumental learning following on from whole class lessons. This supports Core Role Two of the NPME and ensures that students who wish to continue their studies after whole class sessions can develop their musical journey. Tuition will be carried out by one of our quality assured peripatetic tutors and include a wide range of instrumentation. This allows schools to be involved in the peripatetic lessons that are delivered in schools without having to take onthe financial burden. Bursaries for families eligible for income assessed assistance are available through Make Music Gloucestershire if financial assistance is needed. Please see more information on bursaries at www.makemusicgloucestershire.org.uk We would wish only to add instrumentation that is not currently being delivered by freelance visiting music teachers at your school. This system is not designed to replace the good work that freelancers are doing. If you would like to add this to the current provision at your school please contact me at nicholas.steel@gloucestershire.gov.uk We look forward to working with you and your pupils next year.