• What you need to know about changes coming to GCCPlus Systems support…

  • We want to know what you think about the Education Conference 2019

  • Check out our new 'A Year in View' Planner

  • New Traded Service Contact Booklet

  • What are the changes to the national pay spine?

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GDPR is coming are you ready?

Under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), schools will need to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO).

Does my school need to appoint a Data Protection Officer?
Yes. From May 2018, under GDPR a school must appoint a Data Protection Officer.

What does a DPO do?

In a nutshell, enable and help the school and its staff to comply with the GDPR. The DPO should encourage a ‘data protection culture’ (e.g. data protection by design, the use of data protection impact assessments, ensuring staff understand their data responsibilities, can / do comply with GDPR principles and follow the school’s data protection policy).

The DPO is the first point of contact for all stakeholders with regard to data – highlighting and upholding the principles of data processing, data subjects’ rights, records of processing activities, security of processing, and the notification and communication of data breaches.
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LA Schools - Please be aware, the shopping window for Packages and Services on GCCPlus closes tomorrow
24 Apr
If you wish to receive your purchases of packages and service in instalments, you will need to check them out by tomorrow at the latest. Please be aware, you will still be able to buy all services and packages after this date but you will be billed fully for these packages at the end of the month you made that purchase in.
What you need to know about changes coming to GCCPlus Systems support…
26 Mar
GCCPlus is coming under a new owner! Previously, you may have rung ContactUs on 01452 425888 for system queries. From April 1st, the system will be maintained within the Traded Services Team by Alex. So who should you contact now… From now on, any queries in regard to the operation of GCCPlus should be sent through to our inbox at GCCPlusSupport@gloucestershire.gov.uk. We aim to respond to all queries within 2 hours but, if not, within one working day. Alternately, for urgent enquiries, you can call us on 01452 583494
What are the changes to the national pay spine?
25 Mar
The recent national pay agreement for the National Joint Council (NJC) for Local Government Services (generally known as the ‘Green Book’) was a two-year pay award for 2018-19 and 2019-20. The first year of the award has already been implemented (through the pay increases that were effective from April 2018).The second year of this award, which is effective from April 2019, involves a more fundamental change to the national pay spine. These changes include: Amalgamating current pay points 6 to 17 into some of the new pay points 1 to 6 Increasing the lowest pay point to £9 per hour so that it exceeds the new statutory national living wage What does this mean for my school (If your school proposes to follow the Green Book conditions of service)? From September, there will be a new structure for staff which comprises 11 new grades with no overlaps. To assist with your budgeting, you can click on the calculator (attached) to see how this affects certain grades.
We want to know what you think about the Education Conference 2019
21 Mar
Please complete the survey here: https://gloucestershire-consult.objective.co.uk/public/staff/edconf2019/educationsurvey
Check out our new 'A Year in View' Planner
13 Mar
Welcome to the 2019/20 edition of the GCCPlus 'A Year in View' Planner. We will be looking to build on this document over the year so please let us know if there is anything you would like to see in the next year's edition at GCCPlus@gloucestershire.gov.uk Please be aware this is not an exhaustive list of everything you may have to do in the coming 12 months; merely a rough guide.