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Yearly Communication Archives: 2023

EXPIRED Early Years Expansion Grant: Apply Now!

Closing date 31 December 2023. To meet the anticipated increased demand for childcare we need more places for 2 year olds and babies.  

EXPIRED Survey for Secondary School and College leadership and safeguarding staff

We need you! If you are a Headteacher, SENCO, or Safeguarding lead, we would greatly appreciate your participation in this 20 minute online survey. This piece of research, carried out in collaboration by 16 Universities, is helping us to understand the current prevention and intervention strategies for self-harm and suicide utilised by secondary school and Continue reading →

EXPIRED Autism and Us spring 2024 places now available to book

Devon’s popular Autism and Us free programme for parent-carers returns in the new year, with a combination of four-week courses and one-off workshops. The Autism and Us programme offers support for families of children and young people who have an autism diagnosis or who are waiting for one. It is designed for parent/carers of primary Continue reading →

Do you know how to identify a private fostering arrangement and who to tell?

Private fostering is a situation where someone is looking after someone else’s child for 28 days or more and the child is under the age of 16 (or 18 if they have a disability) and is not a close relative. People in Devon involved in private fostering arrangements must, by law, inform Devon County Council. Continue reading →

Summer 2024 school residentials at the Dartmoor Centres

Hurry, there’s just one week left available to book in July at the Dartmoor Centres, contact directly to secure your school booking for next summer. Also, did you see that we have just published a brand-new outdoor education conference, being held at Duchy College on 22 March 2023? Find out more and book your Continue reading →

Lifelong Links service available for care experienced children and young people

The Lifelong Links programme is being re-introduced by Devon County Council with the aim of increasing the number of supportive, lasting relationships for children and young people in care. The programme is designed to create a positive support network of adults who are willing to make a lifelong commitment to the wellbeing of the child. With Continue reading →

Last chance to book onto our December training sessions

Child protection level 3 initial training – in person 11 and 12 Dec Child protection group 3 and above – in person 11 Dec or 14 Dec  Finance conference – 7 Dec SEND profile tool workshop – 5 Dec Governance: visiting your school – 5 Dec Winter moorland walking leader training – 15-17 Dec Y2 Continue reading →

New SEND online request for access (RfA) to support process

Following feedback from SENCos and the advisory teams, we have updated, amended and reformatted the SEND RfA form to an online format. Amendments include requesting more specific details around current needs and provision, which will support our triaging process and ensure the most effective support is given to schools. The request to only identify 1 Continue reading →

Cognition and learning – survey about support

The educational psychology service would be grateful if SENDCos could complete this brief survey  so that we can understand your school’s priorities related to ‘Cognition and Learning’ and how you would prefer to be supported in this area.  This information will be shared with education teams at Devon County Council so that we can work Continue reading →

Finance conference 2023: A journey to financial sustainability for schools

7 December 2023 – Future Skills Centre Last chance to book! During recent and ongoing times of uncertainty for schools, this years Finance conference will look to provide guidance and information on how Devon can support your journey to financial sustainability. Targeted keynote sessions designed to discuss key financial topics within schools will provide a Continue reading →

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