Area Finance Cluster Meetings
We are holding five cluster meetings in Terms 1/2. Venues and dates are below for booking:
This is an opportunity to meet other school finance staff in the your area, receive some key information and quiz us on some common issues.
This event is open for all finance staff (other office staff are welcome), whether they use FMS6 or not as we will have some speakers from other departments within Gloucestershire County Council, including The Sims team, HR, Occupational Health and Property Department.
Farmers Club, Gloucester on 17th October 9:30-12:30
The Pavilion, Cheltenham on 21st October 9:30-12:30
Stonehouse Court Hotel, Stroud on 23rd October 9:30-12:30
Bells Hotel and Country Club, Coleford on 5th November 9:30-12:30
Watermoor Primary School, Cirencester on 6th November 9:30-12:3
?Booking can be made on GCCPlus. Booking is required
We look forward to seeing you at one of the events.
Area Finance Team
Introducing... The Store
We are very excited to announce that some great new improvements are coming to GCCPlus, the schools ordering system from Gloucestershire County Council, with the addition of ‘The Store’.
What is the store?
The Store is a complete reimagining of you, the customer’s, buying experience. Similar to many other e-commerce websites, there is a much greater emphasis on the products themselves and in best allowing you to see and understand the services you are buying. We think you are going to like what you see.
What will the store look like?
As a basic overview, we have created the a two-sided poster attached to this articles; for those viewing this in email form, click the article heading to go through to the online article. The poster features screenshots and explanations of some of the most prominent changes and additions. Please note, these screenshots were provided by our website supplier so they won’t exactly match the content or style we have with GCCPlus but are a good first visual.
When will the store upgrade be happening?
The upgrade will occur July 28th. This is the first time we will see the upgraded in it's entirety so we will be working hard to release information to you as soon as we can.
What does this mean for you?
For academy sites or schools in current buy-back, the look and feel of the system will be slightly different to what you are used to so you may want to consider buying your services before the upgrade happens. Please note Buy-back period for 2019-20 will close on September 20th.
However, these changes are nothing to worry about and, in fact, something to get excited about! The changes will all be very comprehensive and if you have any experience with other e-commerce websites like Amazon you will quickly catch-on to the layout and flow of The Store.
As well, we will be releasing during August & September, a whole suite of great content and guidance including our our new GCCPlus Brochure and new Guidance Videos for all things ‘The Store and more’. These videos will be ‘how to’ videos which will show you step by step how to navigate your way round the changes.
And, as always, we will be on hand at GCCPlusSupport@Gloucestershire.gov.uk to answer any queries you may have.
We hope you are excited about the new changes as we are and we thank you for your continued support!