Issue 10

Wednesday 15 November 2017

 
 
For more information
please contact:
school.circular@barnet.gov.uk
CONTENTS
  1. Transfer from Infant to Junior Schools in September 2018

  2. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Training for Schools

  3. Secure Communication Methods

  4. Amended December Pay Date - Capita

  5. Employee Benefits - Annual Election Window Open

  6. Arbor Education's MIS

Enclosures
  • Headteachers
  • Professional Development
  • School Meeting Dates
 
Transfer from Infant to Junior Schools in September 2018

For Information

FAO Headteachers & Secretaries of all Barnet Linked Infant & Junior Schools

Please find in this week’s enclosures section documents relating to the co ordinated scheme for transfer from Infant to Junior schools in September 2018.

Any queries regarding these documents should be made by email to helen.zandes@barnet.gov.uk or tel. 020 8359 7620

Liz Ferrie
Admissions Team Manager

 
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Training for Schools

For Information

There will be changes to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in May 2018 and the following training sessions have been organised to ensure that schools are compliant:

GDPR on 27/2/18 am
GDPR on 27/2/18 pm
GDPR on 1/3/18
GDPR on 6/3/18
GDPR on 17/4/18
GDPR on 25/4/18

You can click on the link to view the flyer or book a place.  As the content of this training is being finalised the flyer content may change slightly during the course of the next month.

This training is open to Headteachers, Assistant/Deputy Headteachers, School Business Managers and other office based school staff

Babar Malik
Senior Data Services Officer

 
Secure Communication Methods

For Information

It has come to our attention that some schools may not be aware of how best to communicate securely with the Local Authority.  Below is a reminder of the systems available to schools which when used, ensure that Data Protection laws are not breached:

  • The preferred method of communication between schools and the LA is using USO-FX and should be encouraged. Please speak to your school’s IT co-ordinator if you do not have an account
  • If you are one of the few schools that does not have access to the USO-FX system, Encrypt & Send is an alternative method
  • Finally, if both the above methods are unavailable to you, there is a third alternative: USO-FX Invite Files. In order to use this, contact the member of staff that you need to send something to and ask them to send you an invitation from USO-FX.

Please ensure that you and your colleagues do not send any sensitive pupil/parent data via ‘ordinary’ email. 

The enclosure section below gives further information on how to use each ‘secure’ system.

Eva Wilsmore
Education Systems & Data Team

 
Amended December Pay Date - Capita

For Information

Please find a message relating to the December pay date, within the enclosures section of the circular.

Deborah Shaw
Schools Business Partner


 
Employee Benefits - Annual Election Window Open

For Information

We are pleased to announce that from Wednesday 15 November 2016, all permanent employees (Teachers and Support Staff) in community, VA and Foundation schools using the Capita Payroll service will have access to the second annual election window for employee benefits.

The election window will be open between 15 November to 12 December and during this time staff are free to select from the full suite of benefits available with an effective date of 1 January 2018 for all elections. The benefits available include; Cycle to Work, Car Leasing, a Retail Voucher savings scheme, Childcare vouchers and discounted gym memberships.

On the following dates benefit fairs, will be held for staff to attend, meet provider representatives and ask questions;

Date
Location
Time
 Tuesday 21 November 2017  NLBP; Atrium
 12pm to 2.30pm
 Wednesday 22 November 2017  Barnet House; Committee Rm 1  1pm to 3pm

Although these are council locations we welcome schools to send representatives to the events to gather more information should they wish to.

To select benefits employees should access the Employee Benefits portal here; https://orbit.orbitbenefits.com/

If you have any issues or queries regarding the portal or the benefits you can contact the benefits helpline; 0207 204 1440 or ebenefits@orbitbenefits.com

Audrey Marshall
Change Manager

 
Arbor Education's MIS

For Information

Audience:
Head Teachers, School Leaders, School Office Staff
Date: 12 January 2018, 1pm
Location: Millbrook Park Primary School
 
There is an opportunity to see Arbor Education’s MIS in action at Millbrook Primary School on Friday 12 January (1pm).  As well as give an overview of the complete programme and how it will be adapting over the coming months this meeting will demonstrate how to:

  • Log pupil records
  • Track attendance data
  • Compare behaviour reports/track behaviour
  • Track assessment

Some may be familiar with the online reports (http://arbor-education.com/en/arbor-insight).
 
If you are interested please contact Anthony David on adavid7.302@lgflmail.org. There are 20 spaces available.

Anthony David
Executive Headteacher
St Paul's Church of England Primary School, NW7

 
 

   
Headteachers

 

 

 

   
Professional Development

Please click the relevant links below for all of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Flyers.

All CPD Flyers organised by Programme Strand

CPD Flyers organised by Issue Date

Early Years Training & Development Guides

Barnet Partnership for School Improvement (BPSI)

   
School Meeting Dates
  • School Meeting Dates
    All Schools 

    Use the following link to open the School Meeting Dates document (PDF)
     2017-18 Meeting Dates.pdf