General 165: Access Education for Devon Maintained Schools – Update

Access Education have alerted us to an update, which will shortly be applied to all Access Education budget plans across Devon Maintained Schools. Schools may have already received an email to advise them of this change.

Guidance if you do …

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Administration 87: New Schools Mutual Fund Claim Form

The Schools Mutual Fund claim form has now been updated. Please use link to the new claim form on the Mutual Fund website: Mutual Fund – Support for schools (

Please do not use the old form from today (21/07/2021) …

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Monitoring & Reporting 73: (Maintained Schools Only – Action Required) Summer FRS Reports to be submitted by end of Summer Term (July 2021)

The 21/22 summer FRS reports are due in from all maintained schools to the Local Authority on or before the end of the summer term. Currently 73 monitoring reports are still outstanding, so please make sure that you submit your …

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Administration 86: Mutual Fund and Covid-19 related claims

Covid-19 Cover

This is a reminder to our Schools Mutual Fund members that the fund allows for Covid-19 related claims, including the following:

Covid – Self Isolation

Covid – Shielding

Covid – Positive Case

Covid – Long Covid Symptoms

In …

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General 164: PE and Sports Premium – Conditions Update

The 2020 to 2021 conditions of grant for the PE and Sports Premium has been updated. Please click following link to visit the guidance: 2020/21 Conditions of Grant

Schools that have carried forward underspends from the 2019/20 or 2020/21 …

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General 163: Covid-19 Catch-Up/Mass Testing Funding issued 16th June 2021 – Error in processing

Covid-19 Catch Up/Mass Testing Funding

Please be aware that an error has occurred in the processing of the Covid-19 Catch Up Funding/Mass Testing Funding. This funding will be withdrawn and re-processed. We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this.…

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General 162: RM (AnyComms+) Contract Renewal Invoice 2021/22

We have been made aware that some schools have received an unexpected invoice from RM for the Anycomms+ system. Please be aware that this invoice was sent in error from RM and can be ignored.

If you have already paid …

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Monitoring & Reporting 72: SFVS Self-Assessments 2020/21 – submissions due by 28th May 2021.

Thank you from Devon Audit Partnership to the Schools and Federations who have already submitted their 2020/21 SFVS self-assessments. As you are aware the DfE extended the submission date to no later than 28 May 2021.

However, there still over

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Monitoring & Reporting 71: Urgent (Maintained Schools Only) – Spring Term FRS Reports 2020/21 (Period 13)

The Spring term FRS report for all maintained schools stating their end of year position for 2020/21 (period 13) is now overdue and many schools have already submitted their report.

If you haven’t done so already, please can you make …

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General 161: Annual Leave Review Outcome – Maintained Schools Only

Review of Annual Leave for school support staff

Devon County Council has been conducting a review of annual leave which included a survey of school leaders last year.  We are now writing to inform you that it has been agreed …

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