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19 September 2021

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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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May half term 2021 free school meal voucher scheme

Details on how schools can submit parent/carer details to the LA to ensure FSM children receive vouchers for the May 2021 half term.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.Complete and submit by deadline date.
Author: 
Jen Bull.

Summer school census return - DfE readiness bulletin 1

Information from the DfE on the summer 2021 school census statutory return.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Complete and submit by deadline date.
Author: 
Jen Bull.

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.

Get Information About Pupils (GIAP)

GIAP is a service that the Department for Education (DfE) are rolling out which will eventually replace Key to Success (KtS).
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Jen Bull.

Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme information sessions

The HAF team will be running two information session to explain the HAF summer programme in more detail before funding applications open 12 May.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Polly Bradley.

NSPCC self audit tool - After Tuesday 4 May 2021 your account on the Education Self-Assessment Tool (ESAT) will no longer be accessible

If you need a copy of your action plan please login to your ESAT account and download a copy before the end of next Tuesday.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate.
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Sinead Galbraith.

Governors for Schools Wellbeing governors campaign

Governors for Schools launch the third and final term of their wellbeing governors campaign.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to governing body.
Author: 
Michelle Waters.

Forthcoming Deadlines

Due: Thu, 6th May 2021.
Respond by deadline date.
Due: Fri, 28th May 2021
Action as appropriate..
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Due: Fri, 11th June 2021
Deadline date 11 June.

 CPD updates and reminders

Book a place via Ealing CPD online (click on the link):

Clerks' network briefing – 5 May

Send governors and SENCOS – joint network session - 5 May

EPTSA - .B Foundations 8 week mindfulness course – 11 May
 
EPTSA - SEND early years programme - ‘Transtion' – 11 May
 
Child protection update for EXPERIENCED designated safeguarding lead teachers – 11 May
 
Autism Education Trust training - Making sense of autism-Schools programme (5-16 age group) –12 May 
 

Child protection for NEW designated safeguarding lead teachers -18 May
 
Autism education trust training - Leading good autism practice – 18 May 
 

Conference for special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCOs) – 19 May 
 

Autism Education Trust Post 16 Making sense of autism for Practitioners – 20 May 
 

Chairs'/lead governors online briefing - 27 May

What next for governance – beyond Covid? – 7 June

Autism Education Trust Early Years Programme - Good autism practice – 8 June 

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

Clerks induction/refresher - 15 June

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

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

Governing board structures; planning for the future - 29 June

Child protection update for EXPERIENCED designated safeguarding lead teachers –6 July
 
Child protection for NEW designated safeguarding lead teachers - 13 July
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