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19 September 2021

Welcome to Gatekeeping

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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3 days left to submit ELP vision and shared ambitions and focus surveys!

Read about our activities, aims and goals. Tell is what you think by Friday 9 July.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Complete and submit by deadline date.
Author: 
Ealing Learning Partnership (ELP).

2021 early transfer form (primary to secondary) Version 2

Version 2 of the early transfer form (ETF) spreadsheet is now available for high schools to download from your EGfL school page.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Jennifer Bull.

Ealing CPD online email alerts

Set up email alerts in My CPD online so that you never miss out on relevant training.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff.

COVID-19 education settings resource pack updated July 2021

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.

School census: Where does school census information go?

A summary of funding and published data which are based on schools’ termly school census returns.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Pass on to governing body.
Author: 
Jennifer Bull.

Follow us on Twitter @EalingLearning

Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Ealing Grid for Learning.

Insurance for lettings for schools

Reminder to schools to notify the insurance section of any hiring out of facilities. This is relevant to those schools that buy into the Council’s insurance arrangements.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Mary Guruparan.

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.

ECT frequently asked questions

You can download the ECT FAQ booklet which covers the main questions around the induction process, early career framework, teaching school hubs and induction programmes.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Mirela Temo.

Life as an LGBT+ young person 13-19 years old in 2021

Complete the survey for a chance to win one of ten £50 gift vouchers!
Action required: 
Action as appropriate.
Author: 
The Positive Identities team at Barnardo’s.

Stationery discounts with Consortium

ELP business committee has negotiated a new deal with Consortium for ELP Schools.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Alison Bennett.

Governors for Schools Conference 2021 – save the date

Please save the dates of the conference in your diary: Monday 20 – Friday 24 September 2021.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to governing body.
Author: 
Michelle Waters.

Ealing school nursing training modules available for the next academic year

Virtual training modules for medical conditions policy and emergency medication from September 2021 to July 2022.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Ealing school nursing service.

It’s a Jungle Out There - Help your year 6 pupils stay safe on the road as they travel to secondary school

A new road safety campaign launches this summer to prepare year 6 pupils and their parents/carers for their new journeys.
Action required: 
Share information with year 6 students and their parents and include in school newsletter.
Author: 
Nicky Batkin.

Free sexual health training for professionals working with young people in Ealing - 28 July via Zoom

Please pass this invite onto colleagues who work with, and have an interest in, young people’s health and wellbeing and sexual health.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Daksha Hansora.

Applications for National Leader of Governance (NLG) recruitment open

Applications now open for experienced governance volunteers and governance professionals to become an NLG.
Action required: 
For information.
Author: 
Michelle Waters.

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.

iTrent maintenance this weekend

iTrent will be unavailable to all users from 6pm Friday 9 July to 9am Monday 12 July for maintenance work.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Nick Kennedy.
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