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Monthly Communication Archives: May 2024

Primary Assessment Collection 2024

We sent our communication to schools and you can have a look here. Please submit your data as soon as possible; we strongly recommend submitting prior to the final deadline. Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) – 28 June 2024 (via Anycomms) Phonics screening checks and phonics screening rechecks (in 1 file) – 24 June Continue reading →

21 May 2024

School Census Bulletin 2 – Known issues or reminders

DfE School Census Date: Thurs 16 May 2024. Return Date: Tues 21 May 2024 As you may be aware, the statutory School Census for the summer term takes place on Thursday 16 May. We strongly recommend that schools have prepared for the School Census by ensuring that, so far as possible, pupil databases are up-to-date and Continue reading →

15 May 2024

School Organisation Notifications

Following consultation, and a significant change application to the Department for Education Regions Group, the Regions Group has: Approved a proposal to close the Hearing Support Centre at Clyst Vale Community College. Background information is available here: Proposal to close the Hearing Support Centre at Clyst Vale Community College  Approved a proposal to change the Continue reading →

School Census Bulletin – Summer 2024

DfE School Census Date:Thurs 16 May 2024 Return Date: Tues 21 May 2024 As you may be aware, the statutory School Census for the Summer Term takes place on Thu 16 May. We strongly recommend that schools begin to prepare for the School Census by ensuring that, so far as possible, pupil databases are up-to-date and Continue reading →

Safeguarding conference 2024

Thursday 20 June 2024 – Sandy Park, Exeter Join us for a day of networking, updates and an opportunity to reflect on how best to safeguard our children and young people today and how we can continue to develop our practice to continue to safeguard our children in the future. Topics include: combating knife crime Continue reading →

English conference: Read and Represent

Tuesday 12 November 2024 – Future Skills Centre, Exeter This year’s English conference will focus on securing ethnically diverse texts within your school. With input from our equality, diversity and inclusion team in the content of the programme and the school library service providing you with a ‘pop up’ library experience to order bespoke book Continue reading →

Midlife MOT: New sessions now available

There are new dates available for the popular Midlife MOT workshops for those in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). The pilot is run by Capita on behalf of the DWP and is for DCC staff aged 44-56 years old. This is only applicable to Community and Voluntary Controlled schools where DCC is the employer.  Continue reading →

Consultation on proposed relocation of Tipton St John C of E Primary School

The Governors of the Otter Valley Federation are consulting on a proposal to transfer Tipton St John C of E Primary School to a brand new school building on a site at Thorne Farm in Ottery St Mary. A consultation document, impact assessment, the DfE site appraisal report and a DCC transport technical assessment are Continue reading →


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