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Statutory guidance and regular updates from your human resources (HR) department.This includes an updated version of the managing allegations against school staff and volunteers flowchart – dated Sept 2017.

For traded services, please visit Derbyshire Services for Schools.

Preparations for a possible No Deal Exit from the EU

The document produced by the DfE and available on outlines information on preparations for a No Deal Exit from the EU, with some relevant details for schools, called EU exit: no deal preparations for schools in England.

Schools can find references to the following:

  • Position of EU, EEA, EFTA, Swiss and Irish citizens currently resident in the UK and wanting to stay after 2020.
  • Role schools can play in bringing the EU Settlement Scheme to the attention of relevant individuals.
  • Process for new arrivals, who are nationals of the above countries.
  • School places
  • Recognition of teaching qualifications of nationals of the above countries, both for current employees and new entrants.
  • Checking for teacher sanctions or restrictions for new entrants  from EEA.

New systems will be introduced in the event of a No Deal EU Exit and when these are available, relevant Derbyshire County Council model policies and guidance will be updated accordingly, for example the Single Central record, as soon as possible. Schools are advised to check for further information and guidance being issued by the DfE and other relevant departments.

Development opportunities for teachers (overseas)

The Iain Grant Charitable Trust is a charity whose aim is to provide professional development opportunities for teachers who are interested in travelling abroad to study teaching methods used in other countries. The trustees currently have funds available to support teachers who meet the set criteria.

Update on Retirement and Redundancy Costs

Information regarding changes which were incorporated into an amended Derbyshire Scheme approved by the Schools Forum in June are available to read in the Related Documents area.

Facilities agreement for accredited representatives of recognised employee organisations

A revised facilities agreement for accredited representatives of recognised employee organisations is attached to this page. This replaces the facilities agreement dated January 2005.

This agreement has been negotiated and collectively agreed with the recognised trade unions and professional associations. There was only one small matter where agreement could not be reached and that was with the NASUWT in relation to the level of time off entitlement for school representatives for training purposes.

Governing boards in maintained schools and those academies that buy back facilities time are advised to formally adopt the revised agreement.

Amendment to maternity, paternity, parent and adoption leave schemes (Updated July 2018)

This has been solely updated to include leave for foster carers.

The recommended maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave schemes have been re-issued to include the recent change to the entitlement of teachers to ordinary paternity pay and a technical correction, in section 2.1, affecting any employee who is sick and absent from work, with a pregnancy related illness, in the 4 weeks before the baby is due.

Teachers' pay policy

The 2017 revised local authority model teachers’ pay policy contains the recommended implementation of the 2017 national pay award and other updates. Governing boards have an urgent decision to make, detailed in the covering letter. Those schools which utilise the council’s payroll and decide not to adopt the recommended approach to the implementation of the pay award need to contact the service by 5 October 2017.

The document providing statutory information, advice and guidance has now been published. To complement the model Teachers’ Pay Policy.

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