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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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ELP vision and shared ambitions and focus surveys

Headteachers and stakeholders are asked for their feedback on the Ealing Learning Partnership.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Complete and submit by deadline date.
Author: 
Ealing Learning Partnership (ELP).

Summer holidays 2021 free school meal voucher scheme

Schools can submit parent/carer details to ensure FSM children receive vouchers for the summer holidays - by Monday 12 July.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Complete and submit by deadline date.
Author: 
Jennifer Bull.

Family school partnership award (FSPA) launch event

Book your place at the launch event on 7 July! Join over 65+ schools who have successfully enhanced how they work with families to improve pupil outcomes.
Action required: 
Email Libby Giarraputo to book your schools place at the launch event.
Author: 
Libby Giarraputo.

Autumn 2021, year 2 phonics check – guidance and submission dates

Schools are encouraged to administer the check at the beginning of the second half of the autumn term.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Complete and submit by deadline date.
Author: 
Mike Franchetti.

COVID-19 education settings resource pack updated

Take a look at the revised London Coronavirus response cell (LCRC) resource pack for early years and schools.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Raj Chowdhury.

Guidance on resetting routers and restricted windows laptops provided by the DfE

Action required if schools wish to reset routers and restricted Microsoft laptops once existing DfE provided contracts and licences end.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate.
Author: 
Kim Price.

2021/22 Term 1 school finance return templates

Templates now available to download.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff. Log in to view.
Author: 
Halina Bakhovska.

School workforce census 4 November 2021

Updated information for schools on the school workforce census, including two significant changes since 2020.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Jennifer Bull.

Walk-in vaccines for 18s and over at the Dominion Centre on Wednesday 30 June

Share with colleagues, parents and carers. Evening only 5 - 8pm
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.

Dogs in schools

Dogs used for therapy in schools and the insurance implications
Action required: 
Action as appropriate.
Author: 
Mary Guruparan.

FORWARD - Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) awareness project launch event

Schools are invited to the online launch event to learn about the project on Thursday 1 July at 10am.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Public Health Ealing.

Ealing SEND conference

Save the date: Thursday 21 October. Details will be provided shortly.
Action required: 
For information.
Author: 
Sukhvir Kang.

Contextual safeguarding champions network news

This edition includes an interview with Kaesha Richardson, Ealing Council's serious youth violence co-ordinator.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Ealing’s contextual safeguarding champions, cschampions@ealing.gov.uk.

School workforce training programme

Training events for your school workforce including senior leaders, SBMs, caretakers
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate.
Author: 
Alison Bennett.

Ealing's holiday activities and food (HAF) programme - Summer 2021

Help promote the programme by distributing leaflets to eligible families and ensuring key school staff and other professionals working with children and families are aware of this programme.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Ealing HAF.

Primary RE newsletter summer term 2021

Read the latest edition which includes an item on some significant work by Ofsted in relation to RE and several other useful pieces of information.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Mirela Temo.

Language and learning loss: The evidence on children who use EAL

The Bell Foundation has published a report which focuses on the language loss for EAL pupils as result of school closures/ Covid-19.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Mirela Temo.

Castlebar professional development 2021-22

Our professional development and training brochure has launched for 2021-22.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Philippa Quenby.

ALFIE's healthy families programme returns this summer

Great way for the whole family to take part in healthy eating and physical activities to boost self confidence and improve social, mental and physical wellbeing.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Circulate to parents via newsletter / book bag / notice board.
Author: 
Nicole Stephens, Healthy families team.
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