Alternative Education Commissioning Service
Responsible for commissioning suitable education for pupils who are unable to attend school
Information, support and guidance for schools in respect of anti-bullying issues
Paul Dale, Student Behaviour Project Officer
Telephone: 0333 013 6327
Broadband and Telephony
Enquiries about broadband, telephony, school email and related services.
Complaints about children's social care and school related issues.
Tel: 0345 743 0430
Advice and guidance for schools making statutory data returns to the LA
DBS applications and enquiries
Educational Psychology Service
Every school has a link Educational Psychologist to support the learning, development and wellbeing of children and young people up to the age of 25. The Educational Psychology Service page holds further information, contact details of the managers within each areas as well as the helpline number for parents.
Education Transport and Awards
EES for Schools
EES for Schools works on the side of the school to help it deliver excellent learning for all its pupils and provides the following services:
- China Education Programme
- Clerking Agency
- Education Finance Support
- Education HR
- Governor Services
- School Library Service
- School Effectiveness+
- Target Tracker
- Training and Development
Essex Health Protection Team
Tel: 0300 303 8537
Out of hours advice
For health professionals: To contact a public health professional in an emergency out of hours; in the evenings, at weekends or during bank holidays, please phone: 01245 444417
Essex Legal Services
Legal advice and support for schools (subscription service)
Tel: 0333 013 9993
For enquiries about subscribing to this service:
ELS General Enquiries
Telephone: 0333 013 2305
Essex Local Offer
Information about support services, and local opportunities for
children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
(SEND) – find what you need all in one place.
Website: Essex Local Offer
Outdoor learning programmes and environmental education
Tel: 0345 200 4220
Essex Schools InfoLink Team (including Password Queries)
Responsible for the management of Essex Schools InfoLink
For queries on specific page content, contact the relevant service directly
Essex Virtual School
Essex Youth Service
Service for young people.
Telephone: 0333 032 2800
Health and Safety
Health and Safety advisory service
Tel: 0333 013 9818
Website: Health and Safety
To subscribe to the service contact the Health and Safety Team and for Essex Schools Infolink password enquiries for subscribers contact the Essex Schools Infolink Password Team.
Healthy Schools Programme
Our aim is simple: to support schools throughout Essex to improve health and wellbeing for pupils, staff, parents and carers in the wider school community.
Administer and project manage the spend of capital budgets of infrastructure including schools, highways and waste.
Enquiries about data protection, subject access requests and freedom of information issues
Tel: 0333 032 2970
Insurance and risk management service for schools
Tel: 0333 013 9819
Missing Education and Child Employment Service
School attendance and Child Employment
The Parking Partnership is a Council-run organisation which brings together all street-based parking services in Essex.
The aim is to administer the parking rules to a fair, proportionate and consistent standard in order to provide a service in a reasonable and responsible way.
The service is a partnership between Essex County Council and 12 Borough/City/District Councils and is run in two areas:
- the North Essex Parking Partnership (led by Colchester Borough Council)
- the South Essex Parking Partnership (led by Chelmsford City Council)
Each Partnership is responsible for:
- its area's on-street Civil Enforcement Officers ("traffic wardens")
- the enforcement process, together with challenges to, and payments of, parking penalties ("parking fines")
- the administration of the parking restrictions ("yellow lines") and the management and maintenance of permit schemes
The North Essex Parking Partnership
PO Box 5575
Colchester CO1 9LT
Telephone: 01206 282316
The South Essex Parking Partnership
Chelmsford City Council
Essex CM1 1JE
Telephone: 01245 606710
Payroll management for schools
Press Team (Media Enquiries)
For media support with school related incidents
Tel: 033301 32800 (Press Office)
Out of hours urgent enquiries: 07717 867525
Purchase to Pay Queries
Pupil Place Planning team
Responsible for planning and commissioning a sufficient and diverse supply of school places, managing surplus school capacity and supporting school organisation proposals
Tel: 0333 013 6636
Website: Pupil Place and Planning
Annual and mid-term admissions enquiries
Tel: 0345 6032200
Information on how and when to report temporary school closures to ECC.
Telephone: 0333 013 9880
School Effectiveness Team (previously Standards and Excellence)
Work in partnership with all Essex schools in the essential task of raising standards and narrowing the achievement gap between different group and individuals.
Statutory consultative body made up of 26 key partners in the provision of education in Essex
Tel: 033301 318464
School Information Report (SEN)
School Organisation Service
Responsible for planning and commissioning a sufficient and diverse supply of school places, managing surplus school capacity and supporting school organisation proposals.
Tel: 0333 013 1189 / 0333 013 1071
School Meals Support Service
Offering support for all aspects of food provision
Tel: 0333 013 1240
Schools Recruitment Team
Support to schools in recruitment and retention of high quality and well trained staff.
Telephone: 033301 39835
SEND Information, Advice and Support Service
Provides information, advice and support to parents, carers, children and young people in relation to Special Educational Needs and Disability.
Telephone: 0333 013 8913
Text: 07860 003010
Specialist Teaching and Preschool Service
Specialist support for a range of SEN categories of need
Staff Counselling Service
Professional and confidential counselling for staff
Tel: 03330 135859 Option 2
Statutory Assessment Service