David Dalby

Director of Funding and MIS at National Star College, specialist residential and day college for students with disabilities based in Cheltenham, Hereford and South East Wales.

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Call handling companies?

Slightly off topic, does anyone use a 24/7/365 call handling company for things like staff/students reporting absence and can recommend a reliable company?  May be more cost effective solution to i...

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Reading again I though LDM 369 was only for training...

Reading again I though LDM 369 was only for training providers, not colleges?  That's what this says: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esfa-update-3-june-2020/esfa-update-further-educatio...

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David Dalby commented,

Ah, yes possibly, but as too late now to change 19/2...

Ah, yes possibly, but as too late now to change 19/20 best left as are?

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Off forum someone has said they thought they had see...

Off forum someone has said they thought they had seen if continuation was due to Covid you should have closed the aim in 2019 and reopened in 2020.  I can't recall seeing that but might have missed...

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Thank you Steve, as an aside, only affects those of ...

Thank you Steve, as an aside, only affects those of us who work a lot with learners who have EHCPs, the Auditor didn't know what an EHCP was...

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Changing Start Dates 16-19 funding

Genuinely am asking on behalf of a friend!  These are High Needs Learners with EHCPs and places commissioned by Local Authorities.  Specialist College recently had ESFA audit, and was told where th...

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That's odd then, I want to subscribe to watch respon...

That's odd then, I want to subscribe to watch responses without posting a reply, it used to work!

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Phew, I've spent ages messing about with Chrome sett...

Phew, I've spent ages messing about with Chrome settings thinking it's me!  Hopefully posts are monitored and this gets picked up.

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Anyone else having issues subscribing?

Is anyone else finding the Subscribe to topic button isn't working or is the Community singling me out?  When I click the button nothing happens, and I don't get notified of any follow up responses...

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Got it, thank you, the joys of the IM Services site...

Got it, thank you, the joys of the IM Services site...