We would like to thank you for purchasing your services and training from North Tyneside Council. You might have noticed we have refreshed our standard terms and conditions. Some of our services have their own specific terms and conditions so please make sure you read these prior to making any purchases.
If you have any queries please speak to your service provider in the first instance or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Data Protection Officer for Schools - find out more now
As part of North Tyneside’s family of services, the Information Governance Team within Law and Governance are well placed to work with each other and colleagues in other services to ensure that we offer you joined up support based upon our knowledge of the schools in North Tyneside. We will actively engage with you to ensure that the services meet your needs.
In Information Governance terms, schools are separate legal entities. Responsibility for compliance with Information Governance legislation rests with each school’s governing body. It is vital that all staff, governors and other users of information held by schools understand their rights and responsibilities as financial and reputational penalties may result if legal requirements are breached. In addition, a new legal requirement means that each school is required to have a named Data Protection Officer who is appropriately trained and has expert knowledge of information governance legislation.
The Information Governance Team offers a comprehensive, high quality service including the provision of a named Data Protection Officer and advice and support to schools on all information governance matters.
The Data Protection Officer and their team will work with your school in relation to a wide range of information governance matters to ensure good practice is in place, including in relation to:
provision of a named Data Protection Officer
acting as the point of contact for the Information Commissioner’s Office
acting as the point of contact for parents, students and employees
lawful data sharing,
dealing with data breaches,
responding to subject access requests, ensuring they comply with data protection legislation, regulations and codes of practice,
responding to requests under freedom of information provisions, ensuring they comply with data protection legislation, regulations and codes of practice
undertaking data protection audits and privacy impact assessments and ensuring these are reported to the Governing Body,
developing and monitoring robust policies and procedures, including in relation to data security and retention,
monitoring your school’s progress towards compliance with new, more rigorous data protection law (known as the GDPR) and reporting to the Governing Body in relation to this (as required by legislation),
providing advice and assistance to your school on information governance matters upon request, ensuring an effective and timely service is provided;
The Information Governance support, including the provision of a named Data Protection Officer, is available to schools on the following basis:
- per school, per year upon payment of a £1350 retainer.
Admission Appeals - Committment for 18/19
REMINDER FROM THE EDUCATION ADMISSION APPEALS TEAM – PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR COMMITMENT FOR 18/19
If you are a school who is its own admissions authority please can you indicate whether your school intends to purchase Admission Appeal support from the local authority in 2018/19.
You can do this by going to: http://www.educationservices.org.uk/Services/3548 and selecting the "Education Admissions Appeals - Commitment to 18/19" package. By indicating your intention to work with us in 18/19 it allows us to plan accordingly with staffing and resources to ensure we meet the needs of all schools. Schools should indicate their intention to use our service by the following dates:
Middle and High Schools by 28 February 2018
First and Primary Schools by 29 March 2018
Once you are logged onto the system you will be able to access the Buy Now option for 18/19
Select the Commitment option and add to basket. You will see as it a nil value as this is just an indication that your school may wish to work with our service in 2018/19
If you have any queries please contact Dave Brown or Dave Parkin for more information
Creating new accounts
If you have requested a new account and have not recieved your automated temporary password and login please check your Junk and SPAM folders in case the email has been directed there.
If you have requested a new account your username will be the email address you used to create the account. A quick way to access your account is to request a new password is by entering your username (email address) and then selecting the forgotten password button and this will send you a new password.
Headteachers and School Business Managers in every North Tyneside School have accounts on the system as they use the portal to purchase other items such as service level agreements. All Headteachers and Business Managers can create new accounts for staff on the portal also. If you need to book a training place urgently please speak to your business manager or contact the service provider to make a booking over the telephone.
National Apprenticeship Week at North Tyneside
There are opportunities aplenty in North Tyneside as the borough celebrates National Apprenticeship Week.
Taking place from March 5 – March 9, the council has organised a programme of events around North Tyneside, working with schools and local businesses, to showcase the achievements and benefits apprenticeships.
Last September, North Tyneside Council welcomed a fresh batch of apprentices, including building technician apprentice Joseph Gibson, who earned a role in the council’s adaptation team.
Speaking on his new role, Joseph said: “My role involves site surveys, CAD drawings, specifications from all types of adaptations ranging from simple things such as steps and hand rails to bigger things like level access showers and ramps.
“I like that the role is varied. I can be in the office doing drawings, and then out on site doing measurements and surveys. After my apprenticeship I would love to carry on doing this.
“It is also satisfying to know our work helps our customers to have healthy, happy independent lives following our adaptations to their homes.”
North Tyneside’s Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “I’m delighted to see the council supporting and encouraging apprenticeships in the local area.
“Young people bring such unique qualities into a workplace and I am delighted that we, as a council, continue to provide these opportunities.
“Apprenticeships allow young people to get excellent on-the-job experience, while getting qualifications that they can take on and use to kickstart their career.
“I’d encourage anyone interested to come along to our Get Up and Go event, which will have a number of opportunities in a variety of different working environments.”
The week will culminate in North Tyneside with the annual Get Up and Go event on Saturday 10 March.
‘Get Up and Go’ aims to raise awareness and understanding of apprenticeships amongst young people aged 15-19 and their families. It has proved to be a popular event, with over 600 people attending in 2017.
The session will run from 10.30am to 1.30pm at the council’s HQ on Cobalt Business Park. Young people can drop in at any point for any length of time during the session.
The event will feature over 40 employers and providers who are actively seeking to employ and support apprentices within their business.
These will include opportunities within businesses such as Accenture, Capita, Northumbria Healthcare and North Tyneside Council. There will also be organisations offering various volunteering opportunities.
Advisers from the Connexions service will be at the event to offer any advice or information, if necessary.
For further information on the Get Up and Go event, contact the Connexions service on (0191) 643 6965.
To find out more about apprenticeships in North Tyneside, email email@example.com or go to www.northtyneside.gov.uk and search for ‘apprenticeships’.