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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 Summer news

Read about our achievements, ELP team changes and aims, goals and activities for the future.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Ealing Learning Partnership (ELP).

Ealing schools forum: Seven primary school, one high school and three academy members needed

Governors and headteachers of Ealing’s maintained schools and academy proprietor bodies and headteachers are asked to nominate representatives by Friday 25 June 2021.
Action required: 
Email nominations to CabinetReports@ealing.gov.uk by 5pm on Friday 25 June 2021.
Author: 
Cornelia Harding.

Ofsted IDSR release communication

Ofsted have updated the inspection data summary report (IDSR) with absence data from autumn term 2020.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Pass on to governing body.
Author: 
Jen Bull.

Safer schools officers contact list for high schools updated

Log in to view the updated SSO contact details.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Safer schools officer.

New role of MVP Co-ordinator for Ealing schools advertised

A new and exciting opportunity to become part of the Ealing health improvement team and co-ordinate the Mentors in Violence Prevention programme in schools across the borough.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff. Complete and submit by deadline date.
Author: Karen Gibson

Supporting pupils at schools with medical conditions

Reminder of the statutory requirement for all schools to have a policy that makes clear the arrangements to support pupils with medical conditions.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Raj Chowdhury.

ELP governance development certificate 2020/21

If you have attended four or more sessions you are eligible for an ELP governance development certificate.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Pass on to governing body.
Author: 
Schools governance team.

Handbooks for pupils, parents and staff from Ealing mental health support team

Updated editions of the emotional support and wellbeing handbooks for primary and secondary schools now available. Log in to view.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Karen Gibson.

DfE update: Pupil reports to parents

Updated guidance for schools on writing statutory end of year reports for parents.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Nigel Cook.

Digital support for schools

The EdTech support available during the lockdowns has been revamped and recommissioned through LGfL - find out more!
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Nigel Cook.

Ealing school supply service - Reed

Schools can now access the agreed contract rates to support need for the remainder of this term and to help fill your long term supply requirements for September.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Alison Bennett.

Early Career Teachers - Welcome event and mentor events 2021-22

Dates for ECT/NQT welcome event and information briefing and mentors programme 2021-22.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Mohid Hasham.

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).

FundEd briefing 14 July for ELP schools to support with income generation activities

Book a place at the online briefing to get expert advice on how to successfully tap into the wealth of community and business support available to schools.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Alison Bennett.

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

Exciting opportunity to join the team from September 2021. Deadline to apply is Monday 21 June
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Nigel Cook.

Forthcoming Deadlines

Due: Thu, 24th June 2021
Action as appropriate.
Due: Thu, 8th July 2021
For information. Action as appropriate.

 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 – second deadline 28 June (pdf)

Book a place via Ealing CPD online (click on the link):
 
EPTSA - multi-sensory approaches to learning – 15 June 

Clerks induction/refresher - 15 June

Introduction to anxiety workshop for school leaders – 17 June  

Primary literacy subject leaders' network meeting – 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 

Summer SING forum – 23 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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