• Academy buy-back - Changes are coming to GCCPlus, please make your purchases by July 28th

  • Academy school buy back has now begun!

  • What you need to know about changes coming to GCCPlus Systems support…

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GDPR is coming are you ready?

Under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), schools will need to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO).

Does my school need to appoint a Data Protection Officer?
Yes. From May 2018, under GDPR a school must appoint a Data Protection Officer.

What does a DPO do?

In a nutshell, enable and help the school and its staff to comply with the GDPR. The DPO should encourage a ‘data protection culture’ (e.g. data protection by design, the use of data protection impact assessments, ensuring staff understand their data responsibilities, can / do comply with GDPR principles and follow the school’s data protection policy).

The DPO is the first point of contact for all stakeholders with regard to data – highlighting and upholding the principles of data processing, data subjects’ rights, records of processing activities, security of processing, and the notification and communication of data breaches.
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Academy buy-back - Changes are coming to GCCPlus, please make your purchases by July 28th
16 Jul
On July 28th, there will be significant updates to GCCPlus. We would highly recommend completing buy-back before the updates occur so you do not have to complete the buy-back on a system whilst no changes have occurred and you are fully comfortable on the system.
Academy school buy back has now begun!
24 Jun
FOR ACADEMY SCHOOLS ONLY. Packages & Services for the upcoming curriculum year are now ready for purchasing. If you wish to receive the cost of the purchases as installments, you will need to make this purchase by September 20th at the latest. We know that some prefer to pay in a lump sum which is absolutely fine, just let us know if that’s the case (via GCCPlusSupport@gloucestershire.gov.uk). Alternatively, you can just wait until after September 20th to make your purchase which will mean this purchase will be taken out in full at the end of October.
LA Schools - Please be aware, the shopping window for Packages and Services on GCCPlus closes tomorrow
24 Apr
If you wish to receive your purchases of packages and service in instalments, you will need to check them out by tomorrow at the latest. Please be aware, you will still be able to buy all services and packages after this date but you will be billed fully for these packages at the end of the month you made that purchase in.
What you need to know about changes coming to GCCPlus Systems support…
26 Mar
GCCPlus is coming under a new owner! Previously, you may have rung ContactUs on 01452 425888 for system queries. From April 1st, the system will be maintained within the Traded Services Team by Alex. So who should you contact now… From now on, any queries in regard to the operation of GCCPlus should be sent through to our inbox at GCCPlusSupport@gloucestershire.gov.uk. We aim to respond to all queries within 2 hours but, if not, within one working day. Alternately, for urgent enquiries, you can call us on 01452 583494
What are the changes to the national pay spine?
25 Mar
The recent national pay agreement for the National Joint Council (NJC) for Local Government Services (generally known as the ‘Green Book’) was a two-year pay award for 2018-19 and 2019-20. The first year of the award has already been implemented (through the pay increases that were effective from April 2018).The second year of this award, which is effective from April 2019, involves a more fundamental change to the national pay spine. These changes include: Amalgamating current pay points 6 to 17 into some of the new pay points 1 to 6 Increasing the lowest pay point to £9 per hour so that it exceeds the new statutory national living wage What does this mean for my school (If your school proposes to follow the Green Book conditions of service)? From September, there will be a new structure for staff which comprises 11 new grades with no overlaps. To assist with your budgeting, you can click on the calculator (attached) to see how this affects certain grades.