Services for Schools Roadshows -3rd & 14th November 2017
Our SLA providers will be hosting 2 roadshows during November which will provide an opportunity for them to meet West Sussex schools and academies over a cup of tea/coffee. This is an important opportunity to meet customers to discuss existing services, to highlight any new services available for schools to utilise and any services you may wish to access but which are not currently available.
We will have some of our subject experts available on the day so if you have a burning question about the new GDPR, use of apprenticeships in schools or how to make the most of the HR managers toolkit please feel free to raise it at the roadshow.
We will have Chartwells joining us who have kindly offered to provide some of their products to accompany the tea and coffee. John Figgins, the County Catering Service manager will be hosting a sugar swap table - come and see us to find out more!
The West Sussex Services for Schools team will also be on hand to help with any WSSfS questions and to provide demonstrations of how to get the most from this service.
The dates for the roadshows are as follows:
- Friday 3rd November - County Hall North, Horsham
- Tuesday 14th November - County Hall, Chichester
The roadshows will be open from 9:30 and run until 12:00.
Bursars, business managers, headteachers and governors are all invited to drop in and meet the teams.
There is no charge for entry.
To enable adequate refreshments to be provided and to ensure room capacities are not exceeded please register your interest in attending by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org You can also email this address for any questions you may have concerning this event.
Traded Services for Schools Manager
Searching for information on WSSfS
We understand that customers are sometimes having difficulty finding pages on WSSfS and we hope the short guide on how to effectively use the search facilities within the system will be of help. Click here to view the user guide.
Our top tip is to ensure you are in the correct area of WSSfS once you have logged in. For example if you are searching for an information page head to the newly loaded “Resources” tab on your school home page and utilise the search option provided on the left hand side of the page. If you are looking for a news article or heads letter then using the search function under the “Communications” section will return articles with the key word you require.
We hope this top tip will be of help in making effective use of the site.
EPS Chargeable Services
The Educational Psychology Service is very pleased to be able to introduce an additional chargeable service from September 2016. The chargeable service will be offered in addition to the current work undertaken by the Educational Psychology Service. The chargeable element of our work will focus upon emotional well-being and resilience. This reflects both the priorities of the County Council and the focus of much of the work that is requested of us by schools and settings.
To download our brochure detailing the range of services available and providing examples of how these might be utilised for your school please click the links on the right hand side of this page.
In order to book any of these services you will need to login to WSSfS and select the relevant service from the list of what is available under the Educational Psychology Services pages.
If you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
West Sussex Learning and Development Gateway
This is a solution to support continuing professional development and training. It is an online searchable directory and booking system for learning opportunities. It has been developed to ensure that West Sussex has a highly skilled and professional workforce, including multi-agency partners and the Private, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) sectors, able to support the achievement and development of public communities in West Sussex. If you're interested in training courses for Primary and Secondary schools or want to know about newly qualified teacher or governor training, please view the Learning and Development Gateway which can be accessed from the link here.
It provides access for a wide range of development and training opportunities offered through West Sussex County Council. The site has been developed to include a dedicated link to training opportunities for different workforce sectors including Corporate County Council, the Children and Young People's workforce and Adult Care services.
This is a separate website and requires its own login. To request a new user account, please complete the form accessible from here
April 2017 update on West Sussex Services for Schools (WSSfS)
Please find attached the April update on West Sussex Services for Schools (WSSfS) which gives updates on:
Improvements made to the Job Evaluation pages.
Closing of WSSfS accounts which have not been accessed for 90 days or more.
WSSfS – continuing service enhancements