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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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COVID local support grant - Letter for parents and carers about May half term vouchers

Please make this information available to parents ahead of May half term.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate.
Author: 
Kim Price.

COVID Winter Grant scheme: Unredeemed vouchers from February half term

These vouchers have been redeemed as giftcards ahead of expiry. Please access the list from S2S and pass on to your families.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate.
Author: 
Kim Price.

Important changes to the school admissions code

Guidance on the necessary changes admission authorities need to make to their admission arrangements 2021/22 and 2022/23.
Action required: 
Email a copy of your amended admission arrangements 2021/22 and 2022/23 to JBradley@ealing.gov.uk by Friday 23 July.
Author: 
Joanne Bradley.

Ealing school vacancies website

Guidance on how to upload an advert on Ealing's school vacancies website and a model advert for both a teaching and non-teaching advert.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Anne Quish.

Ealing schools supply staff rates

ELP primary and high schools can now view the staff rates.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate.
Author: 
Alison Bennett.

ELP inclusion and wellbeing support programme

Headteachers and SENCO's to complete survey by 18 June
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Complete and submit by deadline date.
Author: 
Ealing Learning Partnership (ELP).

View my financial insights (VMFI) for maintained schools

Details of the launch of the View my financial insights (VMFI) tool for maintained schools, including how to access the tool and webinar details.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Kim Price.

School support visitors and confirmed Covid-19 cases

Reminder for schools to inform visiting professionals as soon as possible of any positive cases that lead to the school team they have been supporting to isolate.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Jacqueline Carolan.

Ealing staff wellbeing survey 2021

An optional, free survey for you to use at your school is now live.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Respond by deadline date.
Author: 
Emily Rayfield.

ELP progression and pathways conference: Careers in Ealing Wednesday 23 June

Book your place at this online event to showcase all ages careers provision in the borough and develop greater collaboration.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Sarah Thompson.

16th annual Dr John Roberts CBE QC education achievement awards ceremony 2021

Schools are invited to nominate pupils of African and Caribbean descent for an achievement award.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff to nominate students. Submit your nominations by Friday, 4 June 2021.
Author: 
Sarah Thompson.

Reminder: Common induction day 2021 - Friday 2 July

Date agreed by the SCG and as in previous years schools may organise this day however they wish, taking into account government guidelines at the time. Transition guidance available.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Madhu Bhachu.

SEND executive board high level benchmarking analysis April 2021

This analysis is a starting point to measure and understand Ealing’s current position. Available now.
Action required: 
For information.
Author: 
Family information service (FIS).

STARS school champion forum

Join us for the TfL STARS champion forum on Tuesday 15 June. Open to all schools across London, learn about accreditation this year and activities for upcoming national events.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff. Respond by deadline date.
Author: School travel team.

Teach West London early career teacher (ECT) induction programme

Reminder to register by Friday 28 May if you wish to deliver the full induction programme with UCL in collaboration with Teach West London and ELP.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate.
Author: Teach West London.

SENCo news

I am looking forward to seeing you all at the next SENCo network session, where I will share lots of exciting activity for the new academic year. In the meantime I wanted to update you on a few areas of interest following on from the conference.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate.
Author: 
Madhu Bhachu.

Perceptions of serious youth violence in London – causes and remedies

DSL's are asked to complete a survey on serious youth violence and exploitation by 7 June.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Tom Davies.

Introduction to Inspiring Governance service

Free webinar Thursday 24 June to help schools and trusts learn more about our governor recruitment service and how we can help you fill board vacancies quickly, efficiently and for free.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff and governing body.
Author: 
Schools governance team.

Accident investigations reminder

Reminder for schools with outstanding accident investigation sections still to be completed.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Raj Chowdhury.

Forthcoming Deadlines

Due: Fri, 28th May 2021
Action as appropriate..
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Due: Thu, 10th June 2021
For information..
Respond by deadline date.
Due: Fri, 11th June 2021
Deadline date 11 June.
Due: Fri, 11th June 2021
Action as appropriate..
Pass on to relevant members of staff..
Complete and submit by deadline date.


 CPD updates and reminders

London Central and West Maths Hub: Mastering number project for reception and key stage 1 flyer (pdf)
Mastering number information and application 2021 – closing date 8 June (pdf)

Book a place via Ealing CPD online (click on the link):
Primary RE leads training: Implementation of the new RE syllabus – 27 May

Chairs'/lead governors online briefing - 27 May

What next for governance – beyond Covid? – 7 June

Introduction to attachment workshop for school leaders – 8 June

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

Governing board structures; planning for the future - 29 June

Safer recruitment training – 30 June

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
 
Child protection for NEW designated safeguarding lead teachers - 13 July
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