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Payroll, Terms and Conditions - Online Payslips
Are you signed up for online payslips yet?
Did you know you can access your payslip online as part of GCC’s digital payroll service for schools?

Over 5,700 members of staff from 157 schools are already successfully accessing the benefits of online payslips. They can access payslips online via P.C’s, mobile and tablet devices - 24/7.

The charges for payroll services for the financial year 2018-19 are now available to view via the GCC plus website where you will be able to compare the cost of digital versus paper services.

In short, those schools which predominantly use e forms and online payslips will enjoy a discount of 46p per payslip, for every payslip, for every month. It quickly mounts up to a worthwhile saving.

The removal of many paper records, in and around school also assists in compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulations:-

"Online Payslips...Fast, effective and SECURE! With GDPR just around the corner, protecting an individual's personal information has never been more important, to prevent the risk of sensitive/ personal information falling into the wrong hands, we would advise your school to switch to our online payslip service"
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New Project Box Options from the LSE
12 Feb
NEW! LSE is now offering 2 buying options for project boxes to suit all needs, delivered and collected to your school door! Option 1 – ‘Off the Shelf’ – 1 topic, up to 20 books Option 2 – 3 topics of your choice, up to 30 books Full list of available topics
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08 Feb
See attached Book here: https://secure2.sla-online.co.uk/Training/mTrainingDetails.aspx?id=86598
Time is running out! Places are filling up! Have you booked your place on the Education Conference yet?
01 Feb
To ensure you get your place and get to see the workshops you want to, you must book your place at complete the Workshop Preference survey soon. Please follow the instructions here: Please read all of the below instructions to ensure you book your places and get your workshop preferences. For more details on The Education Conference, please see the Agenda attached. GCC Education Conference - Progress through partnership (DAY 1)is for Head Teachers and Governors, it will be taking place on March 5th. GCC Education Conference - Progress through partnership (DAY 2) is for School Business Managers, Bursars and School Administrators, it will be taking place on March 6th. To book your places: Log in (if you are not already) Click on the Training tab Select the date on the calendar on right-hand side: March 5th or March 6th Select the event: GCC Education Conference - Progress through partnership (DAY 1) or GCC Education Conference - Progress through partnership (DAY 2) Scroll down to “Make a booking” and complete as directed with delegate name Add to Basket You will need to repeat this process for all delegates you intend to send for either day. Once all delegates have been assigned then checkout Please note: Once you have booked a place for all the people who will be coming from your school/ team, please then complete the form here to choose the workshop preferences for each attendee. For details on these workshops, see the attached agenda. You must complete a form for all attendees.: https://gloucestershire-consult.objective.co.uk/public/staff/edconf2019/education_conference_2019 You have until Friday 15th February to book your place.
See the workshops available on Day 1 of the Education Conference 2019
01 Feb
To make sure you get your pick of the workshops, be sure to fill out the form once you have booked your place. You must complete a form for all of your attendees: https://gloucestershire-consult.objective.co.uk/public/staff/edconf2019/education_conference_2019 Alternative models of leadership for Governors & head teachers Cath Liptrot – Performance Adviser & Sandra Shepherd – Education Lead An opportunity for school head teachers and governors to explore different leadership structures. In this session we will share a range of models and identify the local context. There will be an opportunity to consider the rationale behind the need for change and a chance to hear from schools who have altered their model of leadership. Embedding restorative approaches in schools Molly Macleod – Practice Manager Restorative Approaches Tom Beveridge – head teacher at The Dean Academy Alison Walker – head teacher at Moat Primary Academy For staff in all schools and academies to hear first hand how Restorative Practice has impacted on the culture and ethos of schools in Gloucestershire. Professional development – creating a professional culture Tom Sherrington – Consultant, author and former head teacher Providing evidence and ideas for leaders responsible for delivering professional development in schools. The session will include an overview of research evidence and best-practice around establishing effective professional development processes in schools securing improvements in evidence-informed teaching. This will include how we balance systems, culture, autonomy and accountability. Parental engagement – how to make a real difference Jean Gross CBE – Former Government Communications Champion for Children & author For Primary School Leaders interested in raising attainment by overcoming barriers to parental engagement in their children’s learning. The workshop will focus on messages from research about what really matters in parental engagement, and at examples of good practice in schools across the country. Reflective supervision – supporting health and wellbeing for the whole school Richard Atkinson MBACP – Counsellor, Occupational Health Kerry Cunningham – head teacher, Longlevens Infant School & Co chair of GAPH For Heads and SLT members to learn how Reflective Supervision works and how it can benefit both themselves and the wider school community. Reflective Supervision is accepted practice in many public facing professions but has been less widely developed in schools. This seminar will inform participants how Reflective Supervision works in practice, how it can support Heads and SLT members to improve their own Health and Wellbeing as well as supporting the Wellbeing of the whole school. In a recent trial implementing Reflective Supervision in Gloucestershire with Head teachers, 95% of participants felt more confident afterwards managing work demands and 89% reported a positive impact on both their Wellbeing and Resilience. Reflective Supervision is not a directive process but instead offers support and allows exploration of new ways of responding to challenges at work. Closing the literacy gap Tony Larner – head teacher at The Federation of Newent Schools – EEF Improving Literacy at KS1 Project Helen Lockyer – School Improvement Teacher at Gloucestershire Learning Alliance & Mandy Walton – Communication, Language & Interaction Lead, The Milestone School – SSIF Oracy Project Stephanie Severn – head teacher at Hope Brook C of E Primary – SSIF KS2 Reading Project Key messages for primary schools on improving literacy of disadvantaged pupils. This will be of relevance to senior leaders and governors with responsibility for pupil premium funding and/or English. Leaders involved in the SSIF Oracy Project, the EEF Improving Literacy at KS1 Project and the SSIF KS2 Reading Project will share what they’ve learnt from the projects including examples of strategies that have made a difference
See the workshops available on Day 2 of the Education Conference 2019
01 Feb
To make sure you get your pick of the workshops, be sure to fill out the form once you have booked your place. You must complete a form for all of your attendees: https://gloucestershire-consult.objective.co.uk/public/staff/edconf2019/education_conference_2019 Managing a challenging budget Erica Waterer & Jacqui Bretnall – Area Finance Officers As budgeting within schools becomes more challenging, this seminar will examine best practice in the management, control and administration of a deficit budget. Data protection is child protection Daniel Parker – Schools Data Protection Services Manager Georgina Summers – Safeguarding Children Manager An overview of how the Data Protection service and Child Protection service overlap and a wider discussion about holistic working to keep children and data safe in schools. Ofsted – your role in preparing for inspection Sandra Shepherd – Education Lead A chance for school business managers to find out how they can support their school to prepare for an Ofsted inspection. In this session we will explore the Ofsted inspection process and identify how you can be best prepared to support your school when the inspector arrives Staff contracts – making them work for your school David Wasley-Wood – Schools HR Adviser & Linsey Knox – Schools HR Adviser A must for School Business Managers and those that manage staff contracts. This workshop provides an overview of the differences between zero hours, casual/ supply, fixed term and permanent contracts and the liabilities and flexibility that come with each. How to develop a healthier response to stress Richard Atkinson MBACP – Counsellor Occupational Health An opportunity for all staff members to deepen understanding about how we respond to stress and to learn and practice some healthier responses. We will look at how the body and mind react to stress based on a current understanding of neurobiology. This encourages a compassionate understanding of why we react as we do and supports us to take steps which can lead to healthier responses. Participants will be invited to learn simple effective exercises which can reduce stress and help restore calm. Rediscovering SIMS – are you using SIMS to its full potential? Chris Freeman – Schools Software Support Team Leader For all school support staff to discover functionality in SIMS and to find out about new products, actionable tips and fresh ideas to ensure that you are making the most of your SIMS system.