23 March 2020
As we are regularly hearing and reading the demands on schools and school leaders are considerable due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Here at Walsall Council we would like to offer you our support as well as our appreciation for the valuable care you are providing for Walsall children, young people, families and communities. We have created a page on here that is solely dedicated to all the latest news, guidance and support. This will be routnely updated
25 August 2021
We have recently been experiencing issue with raising invoices and payments on Oracle Accounts Payable when maintained Walsall schools have provided services to other maintained Walsall schools. This is due to the cheque name being made payable to ‘XXXX school’ rather than ‘Walsall Council’ which means we cannot process or bank the cheque.
Schools should not be doing this, they should be processed as journals, however this is causing some confusion.
27 July 2021
Can all schools who currently send LMST and Petty Cash reimbursements to Oracle Support please send all future claims to PaymentsTeam@walsall.gov.uk with the exception of Option 2 schools (whose invoices are paid by Nicola Shakespeare-Postans and Kulbir Randhawa) who should continue to send their claims to them.
If you have any questions please contact the Payments Team on the above email.
Thanks for your co-operation
05 July 2021
The Health and Safety Team run a regular training programme to help ensure you have the key Health & Safety skills in school. September & October 2021 training opportunities are set out in the attached flyer along with the rest of the academic year’s training course dates. Bookings are welcome now for the rest of the academic year's training.
(Please see section below - click on the link below "Document to Download")
For further details, to make bookings, or to enquire about other health & safety courses or any health & safety issue, please contact the Health & Safety Team.
Tel: 01922 655604
08 June 2021
The management platforms provided by the DfE for equipment provided last year will be withdrawn on the following dates:
iPads – 08 July 2021
Routers – 16 July 2021 (data ends 31 July 2021)
Laptops/Tablets – 30 September 2021
Withdrawal of the management platforms means that the antivirus and filtering software on the devices will no longer be updated; therefore you should now make arrangements to reconfigure this equipment in order to be able to continue to use it safely.
Please note that equipment allocated to Looked After Children remains the property of the Local Authority’s Virtual School and should not be reformatted nor removed from the child it was initially allocated to; the local authority will make alternative arrangements for this equipment via the relevant case worker.