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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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Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) royalties data collection exercise

Advance notification that the CLA will be undertaking a data collection exercise covering photocopying, scanning and digital/website re-use of copyright material in selected Ealing schools during autumn 2021.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Kim Price.

FFT 2021 GCSE Benchmarking service for secondary schools

The service will support schools in preparation for the submission of teacher assessed grades to exam boards in June.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Jen Bull.

Did you know that Ealing CPD online can send you reminders of upcoming training events by email?

Read how to 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.

Schools health and safety information update

Useful information from the DfE and Health and Safety Executive on managing school health and safety risks.
Action required: 
For information.Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Steve Dunham.

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history month (GRTHM) 1 - 30 June 2021

Resources to celebrate GRTHM in your school.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Mirela Temo.

Coaching: Bespoke school support for headteachers and senior leaders

Bespoke coaching delivered by an accredited consultant to support leaders to achieve professional goals and ensure targets are achieved.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Alison Bennett.

Marketing and income generation bespoke school support

Bespoke commissioned school support in marketing your school to increase pupil numbers, improving communication or increasing income streams to support your school budget.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Alison Bennett.

SEN audit report 2020/21 now available

The SEN audit report published on the EGfL 2020/21 LA reports page.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Jen Bull.

The Big Ask - Survey by the Children's Commissioner

The largest ever survey of children and young people in England, to find their concerns and aspirations about the future.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff. Circulate to parents via newsletter / book bag / notice board.
Please promote to children, young people, parents, carers and staff and encourage submissions.
Author: 
Stephen Bourne.

Speak CAMHS helpline

Support for children and young people, parents and carers or professionals who are concerned about a child’s mental health.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Circulate to parents via newsletter / book bag / notice board.

Health and safety compliance- Progressing remedial work

Reminder for schools to ensure that any remedial work identified is picked up and completed as required.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Raj Chowdhury.

Spring SEN provision survey

SENCOs should complete the survey by 30 April.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate.
Author: 
Madhu Bhachu.

Recording, monitoring and quality assurance of alternative provision placements made by schools

Schools are asked to report to the LA if they use alternative provision placements and to confirm that they have robust arrangements in place to monitor and quality assure any placements made.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff. Complete and submit by deadline date.
Author: 
Teresa Knox.

Refugee week 14 - 20 June 2021 - Theme 'We Cannot Walk Alone'

Resources and lesson plans.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Mirela Temo.

A community led whole school approach to tackling FGM in primary schools

Funding available for five Ealing primary schools to work with Perivale primary to embed the community led whole school approach to tacking FGM.
Action required: 
Interested schools to contact claire1vaughan@outlook.com.
Author: 
Claire Vaughan.

Social Workers in Schools (SWIS) programme extended to March 2022

Ealing Children’s Services and participating schools are delighted to have the opportunity to continue the partnership work in developing the SWIS model in Ealing.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Michael Nolan.

Are parent parking issues causing problems? Use the Perfect Parking campaign

What can you do to address parent parking issues? We have lots of ideas to help bring about change and promote active travel.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Nicky Batkin.

Medicine and vaccines: Online learning and resources now on EGfL

Download lesson plans and resources or book online training.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Emily Rayfield.

CLC Justice Team email regarding face coverings and testing in schools

A number of schools have received an email from 'CLC Justice Team' - no need for schools to respond.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Raj Chowdhury.

Ofsted handbook update April 2021

Latest information and guidance.
Action required: 
For information.
Author: 
Schools governance team.

DfE school governance update April 2021

Latest information and guidance.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to governing body.
Author: 
Schools governance team.

Free two-month taster membership of Sex Education Forum

Sign up for the celebratory free taster, giving you unlimited access to Sex Education Forum membership resources and discounts throughout April and May 2021.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Karen Gibson.

Public Health England and Imperial College COVID-19 transmission in schools study

Results of the study so far and request for schools to participate in continuing research over the summer term.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate.
Author: 
Raj Chowdhury.

Forthcoming Deadlines

Due: Fri, 30th April 2021
Schools are asked to complete and return any relevant forms to Schools HR by Friday, 30 April 2021. 
Due: Thu, 6th May 2021
Complete and submit by deadline date..
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):

Advanced WRAP –Whole school approach to the Prevent duty training – 28 April, 26 May, 30 June (once a month via Teams)
 
Updating your relationships and sex education policy – 28 April
 
Effective governance - 29 April

NQT leads / mentors session - Preparing for changes of induction in 2021 - information session 1 - 4 May

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 
 

Chairs'/lead governors online briefing - 27 May

What next for governance – beyond Covid? – 7 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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