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Yearly Communication Archives: 2022

Local Government Pension Scheme – Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) – new online platform for Council maintained schools only

AVCs allow employees in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) to pay additional contributions to increase their pension when they reach retirement. They are an efficient way to save for retirement as they attract tax relief and National Insurance savings through your pay. This is known as a salary sacrifice Shared Cost AVC. The Council Continue reading →

21 June 2022
To Cascade

For the Love of Reading!

Tuesday 18 October 2022 – Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre This conference is an opportunity to engage with world leading expertise and research into what it means to genuinely develop Reading for Pleasure in our schools.  The event will feature a combination of academic experience, classroom experience and real world writing author experience. We hope to Continue reading →

Social, Emotional, Mental Health, Behaviour and Well-Being Conference

Thursday 20 October 2022 – Sandy Park, Exeter We need to better understand the significance and power of communication in children’s learning – whether through movement, rhythm, conversation, attunement, emotions or play and how this contributes to children’s well-being, positive behaviour, belonging in school and their ability to learn. This event will supporting our understanding and Continue reading →

Early Years Foundation Stage Conference

Thursday 6 October 2022 – Sandy Park, Exeter Children settling into school in September 2022 will have spent half their lives in the context of a pandemic and for 2 year olds, life with Covid-19 has been their ‘normal’. With this in mind, our annual EY conference will explore the importance of children’s earliest social Continue reading →

Closure of Chittlehampton C of E Primary School

Devon County Council’s Cabinet on 8 June 2022 approved the proposal to close Chittlehampton C of E Primary School from the 31 August 2022.  This decision had to go through a call-in period. Following the completion of the call-in period this decision was ratified 15 June 2022. The decision was made with great sadness by Continue reading →

English and mathematics support offer for 2022/23

The English and Maths teams are again providing an offer of support to all schools for 2022/23; this email provides details around this offer. All elements on the English offer can be booked via the shop. All elements on the mathematics offer can be booked via the shop. For most of the offer, places for Continue reading →

15 June 2022

Devon County Show

Devon County Show is coming soon Devon County Council and its partners will once again be sharing a stand at the Devon County Show from Thursday 30 June to Saturday 2 July 2022. This year, our stand will reflect many of our strategic priorities including children and young people, economic recovery and improving health and wellbeing. The Making Continue reading →

Consultation: Marland School expansion onto a satellite site

Marland School Governing Body are currently consulting on a proposal to expand Marland School onto a satellite site in Bideford to provide up to 40 additional day school places for students who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs from the Summer Term 2023. In partnership with Devon County Council, proposals have been developed for Continue reading →

Let’s Talk Teenagers – Free online support sessions for parents and carers of teenagers

A highly popular series of webinars, that provide free advice to parents and carers to help them understand and support their teenagers more, starts again this week. These webinars are an opportunity for parents and carers of teenagers to hear about the challenges young people are facing today whilst being offered tips, techniques and resources Continue reading →

14 June 2022

Ongoing Pooled PAYE issue for schools

Foundation and Voluntary Aided (F/VA) schools are currently affected by the ongoing Pooled PAYE issue, meaning they can’t access apprenticeship funding due to sharing the Local Authority’s PAYE number (as part of the Pooled PAYE Scheme) and are therefore unable to set up a Digital Apprenticeship Service Account. We continue to lobby the ESFA, along Continue reading →

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