If you are a colleague, partner, or national body working with schools and want your message to reach all schools in Oxfordshire, use Schools News. It is an area of the schools website where news items for schools are placed. We also send an email update to all schools each Tuesday, with a summary of the news items.
If you are not a colleague, partner or national body working with schools, you can submit your message to the schools message board. We will provide links to it within our Schools News email each week.
Before writing your message
Please consider your answers to these questions before submitting your news item:
- What is your headline?
- Who within schools needs to read it?
- What is the main message you want to get across?
- What do you want people to know or do as a result of reading your news item?
Make your message as clear and simple as possible. Mention key dates, locations and any additional links to intranet or websites.
Messages may be edited and you may be contacted by the Schools News Team so that they can find out more about your news item.
You need to submit your item no later than Thursday at midday if you want your message to be included in the weekly round-up of news items the following Tuesday.
Complete the schools news request form
All fields marked * are mandatory.
Please note that the contact details you enter will be posted with your item.
What happens next?
If we receive your submission in time, we will publish the article in advance of the newsletter being sent out. Provided that your item is suitable for the main news pages, a link to the published webpage will be included in the newsletter sent out on a Tuesday.
How long does it stay online?
Your news item will be deleted after 13 weeks. If the information needs to be available for longer send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The message board is for news items and material from organisations external to Oxfordshire County Council. The county council does not endorse the material or messages contained within the message board.
The following information will not be accepted:
- charity appeals;
- political material.
The final decision as to whether or not we will include your item, rests with the Children, Education and Families Directorate.
Items that may be included
If you are a colleague, partner, or national body working with schools we've listed the type of information which we will promote on your behalf below. Items that may be included are not however, limited to this list:
- training and learning opportunities for school staff
- information about safeguarding
- Health Authority advice
- details of services
- teaching materials and resources
- actions that schools need to take.