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WES Subscription Window Now Open - Submit by 28th February 2020


The WES subscription window for maintained schools is now open, you can submit your order for 20/21 through the WES webiste. 


The deadline for submission is 28th February 2020.


If you have any questions about your order of any of the WES services please contact the Commercial Team on 01926 412210 opt 2 then opt 3 or email WESgeneral@warwickshire.gov.uk. 

Employee Self Service Release


We are delighted to release Employee Self Service to our school’s customers.  In our earlier newsletter we highlighted this enhancement in Your HR and the benefits of schools opting for ESS.   

ESS brings these benefits to your employees.  They can; 

  • Access Your HR at any time to view and download their payslips and P60s. 
  • View backdated copies of their payslips (to when Your HR went live).
  • Set up e-Form preferences to have their payslip emailed to them each month. 
  • View their personal and basic employment details. 
  • Update their bank details.   

Action Required by Schools

If you would like to go live with ESS for employees in your school, please complete the following actions:

  • Download and save the spreadsheet we have uploaded to WES (in the same place as your payroll reports). 
  • Double check the existing email addresses for your employees (please note a talktalk or aol email address cannot be accepted). 
  • Update the spreadsheet with any missing ones or corrections.
  • Email weshrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk by 17th January 2020 to confirm you wish to go live with ESS and attach the completed spreadsheet.   

Action by WES Payroll Services 

Please note:

  • By completing and submitting the spreadsheet you are agreeing that the email address provided is the email your employee will be using to sign up to IdP.
  • Backdated copies of payslips will only be available from ESS so in the future, if employees request copy payslips, they will be advised that they need to register for ESS. 
  • If employees use a work email address to register with IdP, if they want their payslips emailed to a personal one, they can use ESS to set these preferences.

If you require any further assistance, or you would like us to talk you through it, please contact: 

01926 418614



10,000th School Meal Served At Brand New Warwickshire School


Our Local Authority Traded Company (LATC) school caterers, Educaterers, have served their 10,000th meal at our brand new ‘state of the art’ school, Water Orton Primary School in North Warwickshire.

Pupils at the school celebrated the occasion with Educaterers catering staff, with one lucky pupil, Kayleigh, receiving a £10 gift card from Operations Supervisor, Angie Goldney, and Catering Supervisor, Hilary Cooper, for helping them to reach the landmark number of meals served (see photo).

The new ‘state of the art’ school building opened in September, with Educaterers receiving the contract to offer meals to over 300 pupils at the school from their brand new kitchen.

The new school, which has been built with £3.5million funding from HS2, has moved across the village green from its previous location in Victorian school buildings in Attleboro Lane to its new building in Plank Lane, as the original site was due to be affected by the high-speed train line.

The school build was completed on schedule and in less than 12 months. Its open plan layout has the latest acoustic design and technology including solar powered roof vents, underfloor heating and a new ‘drive in, drop off’ car park.

It also includes ‘Evergreen’, a resource facility funded by Warwickshire County Council especially for children with Autistic Spectrum, communication and interaction difficulties who may not have been able to attend mainstream education previously.

The official opening ceremony for the new school site in November included a street party along the new school’s two main ‘streets’, which were festooned with bunting, and a cake especially made for the occasion by Educaterers.

See earlier news articles in the news archive.