This site provides comprehensive information on all the services currently available to schools, academies and other organisations from West Berkshire Council.
West Berkshire Council has a great deal of experience and expertise in providing support and services to schools. There are many benefits to buying services from the Local Authority:
• We are committed to supporting schools to make the best possible use of their resources in order to maximise the impact on raising educational standards for pupils.
• We have an experienced and highly trained workforce familiar with the work of schools and in the context in which they operate.
• We ensure our services are compliant with legal requirements and national standards
• We are committed to improving the lives of children.
Foundation Years June Newsletter
Please click here to read the June Newsletter from Foundation Years. It contains information about:
Updates from the Government including:
Home Learning Environment trial in North of England
Consultation Outcome: T Levels
30 Hours free childcare: autumn deadline
Updates from the sector including:
National School Breakfast Programme
Pre-School learning Alliance: GDPR online training
National Portage Association
PLUS many more links and articles.
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June 2018 Health and Wellbeing in Schools Hub
In the latest issue of the Hub, the focus is on physical and psychological resilience.
Personal resilience is about self-awareness, coping strategies, getting the right support and being positive.
In the hub there are resources and information for being digitally resilient, physically resilient and how to support the transition to secondary school.
Wishing you all a healthy and well summer and look out for the next update in September 2018.
Council GDPR Statement
The council is mindful of its responsibilities as a registered data controller, and with respect to the rights of data subjects under the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.
We have devised a compliance programme in line with ICO advice.
The council’s “access to information” policy is here
Confirmation of how and where our data is stored.
Data will be stored with appropriate technological and organisational safeguards in a secure manner. This might include databases that have been commissioned specifically to hold schools-related data, or the use of encrypted, access-restricted storage on the council’s IT network, which is regularly audited for compliance against national public sector requirements. The council requires mandatory training to be completed by all staff on their responsibilities with respect to Data Protection.
How you will work with our school to ensure contracts and data sharing agreements are compliant.
This will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the council’s education service, legal services team, commissioning team and the data protection officer as appropriate.
The contact details of your Data Protection Officer
James Gore, email@example.com, 01635 519591
Application form - Support staff in West Berkshire schools
Word application form for schools to use for support staff roles- updated to comply with GDPR.