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19 September 2021

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Dear colleague,

Welcome to the latest edition of Gatekeeping. 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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Asymptomatic testing and face coverings

Reminder for schools to continue promoting and engaging with the asymptomatic testing of staff and secondary school pupils and to continue with face covering use in school settings.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate.Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Raj Chowdhury.

GCSE and post 16 results day proformas 2021

Schools are asked to email summary figures by noon on A Level and GCSE results days if possible using the attached proformas.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff. Complete and submit by deadline date. 
Author: 
Jen Bull.

DfE educational setting status form

Reminder of 2pm cut off for DfE form submission.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Jen Bull.

School census contextual report, Spring 2021 now available

Report for schools based on January 2021 school census data published on on the 20201 LA reports page.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Jen Bull.

COVID no recourse to public funds: free school meals additional pupil premium claim form

Details of how to claim additional pupil premium funding for children with no recourse to public funds who were temporarily eligible for FSM
Action required: 
For information.
Author: 
Kim Price.

Invitation to parents/carers to attend the Black Caribbean Parents' Forum

Schools are asked to circulate an invitation to the Black Caribbean Parents' Forum online event on 22 June 2021.
Action required: 
Circulate to parents via newsletter / book bag / notice board.
Author: 
Sarah Thompson.

Summer 2021 term data and analysis newsletters

Summer term 2021 newsletters for high and primary schools now available to download.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Jen Bull.

Speak CAMHS helpline

Support for children and young people, parents and carers or professionals who are concerned about a child’s mental health.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff. Circulate to parents via newsletter / book bag.

Foundation degrees at Alec Reed Academy

Find out more at the information session at Alec Reed Academy on Wednesday 16 June, 4pm.
Action required: 
Interested colleagues to book place at the information session.
Author: 
Angela Doherty.

16 to 19 bursary funding

Reminder about 16 to 19 bursary funding rules around allocations and unspent funds.
Action required: 
For information.
Author: 
Kim Price.

Global Acts of Unity launches ‘Unitees’ aged 14 - 18 student competition

Unitees competition asks young people to express what unity means to them. Competition closes 18 June.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff. Respond by deadline date.
Circulate to parents via newsletter / book bag / notice board.
Author: Sonita Pobi-Busigu.

Funding opportunities from the Arts Council and John Lyons

Indicate your interest in the creativity collaboratives grant programme by midday, Thursday 10 June.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff. Respond by deadline date.
Author: 
Julia Fitzelle.

iTrent downtime - from 6pm on 11 June

iTrent - unavailable 6pm Friday, 11 June to 9am Monday, 14 June due to essential maintenance works.
Action required: Pass on to relevant members of staff.

Ofsted -  Letters and sounds

Letters and Sounds will no longer be on gov.uk or on their validated list of phonics programmes.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Tara Dodson.

Stationery deal with YPO for ELP schools

Order from our Budget Stretcher promotion and enjoy the discounts offered, you must use our promo code by 11 June.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Ealing Learning Partnership (ELP).

Special discount offer for schools to advertise in the council's magazine

Schools advertising discount offer in the autumn edition of Around Ealing magazine.
Action required: 
Please contact the editor Richard Nadal at nadalr@ealing.gov.uk to check availability.
Author: 
Richard Nadal.

Ealing staff wellbeing survey 2021

An optional, free survey for you to use at your school is now live. The deadline to opt-in to the survey is Friday, 18 June.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Respond by deadline date.
Author: 
Emily Rayfield.

Assistant maths hub lead needed at London Central and West Maths Hub

Exciting opportunity to join the team from September 2021.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Nigel Cook.

New contact details for children’s specialist health services at Carmelita House

One contact number for all Ealing community partners services from 22 March.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Andrew Bunting.

Forthcoming Deadlines

Due: Thu, 10th June 2021
Complete and submit by deadline date..
Due: Fri, 11th June 2021
Deadline date 11 June.
Due: Fri, 11th June 2021
Pass on to relevant members of staff..
Complete and submit by deadline date.

 CPD updates and reminders

Book a place via Ealing CPD online (click on the link):
 
Mental health network – 9 June 

Autism Education Trust Post 16 programme - Making sense of autism for Managers – 10 June 

EPTSA - multi-sensory approaches to learning – 15 June 

Clerks induction/refresher - 15 June 

Primary literacy subject leaders' network meeting – 17 June

Introduction to anxiety workshop for school leaders – 17 June 

Behaviour management - Support staff working with children with special needs -18 June

AUTISM education trust training -Leading good autism practice (5-16 schools) – 21 June

AET Good autism practice - Schools programme (5-16 age group) – 22 June

Chairs'/lead governors & clerks learning conversations – 23 June

Ofsted and the prevent duty- training for headteachers & governors – 28 June 2021

Primary special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCO) network meeting – 29 June

Governing board structures; planning for the future - 29 June

Safer recruitment training – 30 June

SBMs overseeing and monitoring the budget effectively – 1 July

School to school training: Resources and strategies – 1 July

Behaviour management advanced – 2 July 

Child protection update for EXPERIENCED designated safeguarding lead teachers –6 July
 
ELP course - Financial Transparency for Maintained Schools delivered by NAHT – Wednesday 7 July
 
Child protection for NEW designated safeguarding lead teachers - 13 July
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