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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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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 Gov.uk 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 This funding will be withdrawn and re-processed.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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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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General 160: Action required – Unallocated Income from childcare voucher schemes: EdenRed, Sodexo , Comp Vouchers, Care4,  Kiddi Vouchers, etc

Are you expecting income from Childcare Voucher Schemes:  EdenRed, Sodexo , Comp Vouchers, Care4,  Kiddi Vouchers, etc ?

Please check your budgets as Revenue have approximately 220  payments that cannot be identified – as the majority of payments only quote …

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General 159: PE and Sports Grant – Conditions for grant issued 2020/21

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have confirmed that the deadline for spending any carry over funding for PE and sport premium for 2019 to 2020 has been extended to the end of the academic year 2020 to 2021.…

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Employment Status – IMPORTANT! The Employment Status for Tax rules are changing again!

From 6th April 2021 Employment Status checks MUST be completed, and the contractor advised of their tax status, BEFORE the work begins.


The following must happen before work begins for all contractors working as ‘self-employed’ or through their …

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General 158: RESOLVED – Monthly Payroll/Trial Balance Reports for Schools

Schools should now be able to access month 9 payroll data and trial balance information via their AnyComms account. Apologies for the delay and any inconvenience caused by this.…

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Administration 75: COVID-19 guidance – furloughing staff and access to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Further to the latest Government guidance we can confirm that, once again, schools will be able to access the Furlough scheme in certain circumstances.  The process is the same as was used last year and it is likely that if …

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