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Services for Schools

Your one-stop-shop for service level agreements, learning support and latest news

Introduction

West Sussex Services for Schools is our single central portal for access to information, correspondence and support services to enable school leaders and staff to focus on successful teaching and learning.

The Council recognises and supports the independent and autonomous nature of schools and sees its role as acting on behalf of children and their families. We want to do this in a strong spirit of partnership with schools and academies to develop and maintain good working relationships.

Financial pressures mean that schools in West Sussex need to test value for money and to ensure that core resources are used to best effect. We offer access to a portfolio of support services provided directly by West Sussex County Council or its partners. The services are compliant with legislation and the statutory duties of schools and the Council.

We welcome feedback on support services from key stakeholders in schools and academies to ensure high quality day-to-day support leading to positive outcomes for children and young people to school.services@westsussex.gov.uk

Prices are not displayed on the external part of West Sussex Services for Schools. In order to establish prices for services for your educational setting you will need to have Purchaser access to the site.

Any requests to amend or set up Purchaser access should be directed to the schools IT helpdesk who can be contacted by email to it.service.desk@westsussex.gov.uk or by calling 01243 777300.

Read only access requests, which allow users to view information on the site but not make purchases, can be administered directly by schools. Normally the bursar or business manager will have the correct access required to complete this action on WSSfS.

To support them with this task we have developed a step by step user guide and a helpful video which can be found via the links on the right hand side of this page. It is a straightforward and quick process to complete and will give schools control of who can access the information we hold on WSSfS.