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19 September 2021

Welcome to Gatekeeping

Dear colleague,

Welcome to the final edition of EGfL Gatekeeping news of this academic year. News items will still be published on the EGfL over the summer holidays: 
www.egfl.org.uk/news .

The news items are summarised below. To view them select the item's title. Some items may require you to log in using your EGfL user account. For more information on user accounts, visit www.egfl.org.uk/useraccount

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First 2021/22 gatekeeping issue
Submit items by 12pm on Friday, 27 August for inclusion in the Wednesday, 1 September issue.

We wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable summer break.

Keeping children safe in education - September 2021

A new version of Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) is now available and will come into force from 1 September 2021.
Action required: 
Pass onto DSLs and all relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Christopher Prowse.

3 days left to tell us what you think about our ELP services!

Feedback about EGfL, governor support, health improvement, NQT induction, workforce support, school partnerships and enrichment
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff. Complete and submit the impact evaluation survey about school effectiveness by Friday, 23 July.
Author: 
Services for schools.

COVID-19 confirmed case school notification reckoner

New case notification template for schools to use from 19 July.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Raj Chowdhury.

Revised COVID 19 risk assessment

New template available based on updated government operational guidance for schools and on advice from our local and London wide public health colleagues.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Raj Chowdhury.

COVID local support grant - Letter for parents and carers about summer holiday vouchers available to download

Please make this information available to parents entitled to benefit related FSM ahead of the summer holidays.
Action required: 
Circulate to parents via newsletter / book bag / notice board.
Author: 
Kim Price.

4G router data extended to August 2021

Users can continue to access the internet during the summer holidays.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate.
Author: 
Kim Price.

Welcome events for Early Career Teachers (ECTs)

Opportunity for the local authority to welcome ECTs in Ealing and provide important information on the statutory induction.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Mirela Temo.

Delivering statutory ECT inductions

Schools must confirm by 31 August, how they plan to deliver statutory inductions next year
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Mirela Temo.

DfE funding consultation

The DfE have launched their consultation on Fair school funding for all: completing our reforms of the National Funding Formula.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate.
Author: 
Kim Price.

SEN in the classroom bulletin July 2021

Topics covered include joint SENCo and DHT/teaching and learning lead workshops, social care review form, SENCo network dates and reduced timetables.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Madhu Bhachu.

School travel plans: Important information and a big thank you!

A huge thank you to school travel champions for their hard work and we have advice on how to choose the perfect school travel plan champion.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Helen Collinson.

London schools’ climate programme - Funding available for secondary schools

High schools are asked to register their interest before the summer break.
Action required: 
Register your school's interest by 23 July.
 
Author: Julia Fitzelle

Registering Early Career Teachers (ECTs) on ECT Manager

Quick guide on registering ECT's.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Mirela Temo.

July 2021 directors’ report to governors

Summer 2021 edition now available online.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to governing body.
Author: 
Michelle Waters, Therese McNulty.

Risk protection arrangements (RPA) scheme advice for school management teams

If your school intends to leave the council’s insurance arrangement, please confirm by 1 October.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff. Respond by deadline date.
Author: 
Ewan Taylor.

Accident investigations reminder

Schools to please complete any outstanding accident investigations before the end of term.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate.
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Raj Chowdhury.

Open day programme 2021 for 2022/23 admissions

Dates for open days 2021.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Joanne Bradley.

Forthcoming Deadlines

Due: Fri, 23rd July 2021
Email a copy of your amended admission arrangements 2021/22 and 2022/23 to JBradley@ealing.gov.uk by Friday 23 July.
Due: Fri, 23rd July 2021
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff..
Respond by deadline date.
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