Book your place now for Education Conference 2020 - Leading in a changing landscape
We are very excited to announce that the Education Conference 2020 is now open for bookings! Check-out the full agenda for a quick overview
This years theme will be Leading in a changing landscape and will feature the usual mix of Key note speeches, seminars and the Support Services Exhibition. Similar to last year, you have a selection of seminars to choose from which you can do so via the booking form, For full details on the Seminars for the two days, please see the Seminar Agendas attached.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be a charge for this year's event. All schools have one free place on both days however all additional bookings will be charged at a cost of £40 per delegate.
Book you place now:
Click here to book yourself or someone else on to Day 1
Click here to book yourself or someone else on to Day 2
The new Traded Services brochure
Check out our new Traded Services brochure detailing all the services we deliver
LA school buy-back will begin February 1st 2020
There are some changes to the way you buy on GCCPlus. Please check out our Guidance Videos on the GCC Plus Resources page accessible form your home page
Water Hygiene Training Course
Asset Management & Property Services will be running Water Hygiene Training Courses at Shire Hall on the 13th February 2020.
This course is available to all GCC schools; except for Academies that don’t buy back Property Care.
It is essential that all Premises provide a representative at the training to ensure that your school meets its competency and compliance requirements.
Location: Bearlands Conference Suite- Shire Hall (Block 5)
Date: Thursday 13th February 2020
Time: 09.15hrs – 13.00hrs
Time: 13.00hrs -17.00hrs
Premises Managers only need to attend one half day training session
To book a place please email Michael Dent firstname.lastname@example.org
Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis
If you have any queries please contact Richard Hitchins on 01452 328828 or email email@example.com
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!