Admission Arrangements Consultation

Dorset are running the annual consultation on the School Admission Arrangements for 2020/2021 with effect from Monday 12th November 2018 to Friday 21st December 2018. Details of the consultation will be available to view at https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/education-and-training/education-and-training.aspx?folderIds=5377,43802 from 9am on Monday 12th November 2018.

Responses must be submitted either in writing to School Admissions Team, Dorset County Council, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ or by email to schoolorganisation@dorsetcc.gov.uk by Friday 21st December 2018. Upon the conclusion of the consultation period all responses will be considered carefully and a report will be presented to the shadow executive prior to the determination deadline on 28th February 2019.

Home to School Transport Consultation

Dorset are re-consulting on the Home to School Transport Policy and the Post 16 Transport Policy for 2019/2020 with effect from Monday 3rd September 2018 to Sunday 30th September 2018. Details of the consultation are available to view here. There are also two accompanying documents to provide additional information to potential respondents.

All comments (both negative and positive) should be sent to schoolorganisation@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Worth Less Campaign

As mentioned in the February newsletter, a group of Dorset headteachers have formed a campaign called Worth Less aimed at getting a fairer funding in education.
They are getting increasingly worried about the financial position of Dorset schools and feel that parental support is crucial to getting action on this matter. You can read the letter sent to the Chancellor or the Exchequer here.

You can also look at the School Cuts website to see the likely effect on local schools’ future budgets.