Headteacher Standards Review
New standards for Headteachers, to reflect the growing diversity of the school system, will be drawn up under a review announced recently by the Department for Education. Read more ...
Primary Assessment and Accountability
The Department for Education has recently published the final version of the "core principles to underpin effective assessment systems within schools".
As the document states:
"Schools will be expected to demonstrate (with evidence) their assessment of pupils' progress, to keep parents informed, to enable governors to make judgements about the school's effectiveness and to inform Ofsted inspections". Read more ...
Fairer Schools Funding 2015-2016 Consultation
A reminder that the consultation closes this Wednesday 30 April 2014
. DAPH would urge all schools to take part in the consultation. Click here
to view a copy of the response submitted by Devon County Council.
Parliamentary debate on Fair Funding for Schools
to access f40's current Briefing Paper prepared for MPs representing f40 areas (including Devon) and who might be contributing to the Westminster Hall debate in Parliament at 9.30am tomorrow (Tuesday 29 April). This 90-minute debate entitled "Fair Schools Funding and the f40 Campaign" will be broadcast live on Parliament TV (click on this link
and then the name of the debate under "Westminster Hall") starting at 9.30am tomorrow.
New Website for Devon Safeguarding Children Board
The new website
for Devon Safeguarding Children Board has recently been launched. The site contains lots of information for anyone in Devon who has responsibility for safeguarding children. Read more ...
Early Help Goes Live
From 22 April 2014 Devon Assessment Framework (DAF) replaces the Common Assessment Framework for all new Early Help Assessments. Read more
on the transition from CAF to DAF and establishment of the Early Help Co-ordination Centre.
New Structure for Children's Social Care Team
The new children's social care structures outline the service changes, and the different areas of responsibility under Fiona Fitzpatrick - Head of Children's Social Work Service and Child Protection (interim). Details of Social Workers and contact details can be found here.