Thank you for visiting Direct Services to Schools. Please note the Professional Development Centre is currently closed and all training/events scheduled to take place until 31 August 2020 have been postponed.
We will be looking to reopen the centre and recommence our programme as soon as it is safe to do so, but in the meantime we are investigating online training options that could potentially be offered in place of those cancelled courses. As soon as we have further information on this, we will be in touch.
If you are looking to complete your service renewals, these will be available for completion from 14th April 2020 through your school account.
Please note our teams are still working and available to provide many of the services advertised. Should you have any queries or need to discuss any services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish you all the best and look forward to welcoming you back to the PDC when we reopen.
Welcome to the 2019-20 Direct Services to Schools website. We are really pleased to continue to provide schools with a range of services that support in the provision of high quality learning experiences for children and young people.
We are committed to work alongside schools to make sure that as a local authority, we provide the services you require. This year we are introducing the following 2 new services:
- Safeguarding Review/Audit toolkit – a service that support schools in developing safeguarding procedures that are effective and fully up-to-date.
- Communications and Digital Service - offering a range of marketing and communications services
Following on-going consultation with schools, the renewal process has been streamlined even further to allow schools/academies to submit their renewal form and sign off their SLA in one process. Additionally a school/academy can opt for a 1, 2 or 3 year agreement.
To enable us to support you in meeting your financial deadlines, we have also introduced the below key dates:
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SLA start Date
1st April 2019
1st September 2019
Deadline for renewals
31st April 2019
31st September 2019
I hope you enjoy looking through the offer this year. Please contact Caroline Banin-Taylor, Head of Direct Services to Schools for general enquiries or if you have any feedback regarding services we provide or services you require.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working with you over the coming year.
Senior Assistant Director - Inclusion, Learning and Achievement