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19 September 2021

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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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Updated staffing in schools guidance 30 April

We conducted a review of our staffing guidance over the Easter break.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Mark Nelson.

2021 early transfer form (primary to secondary) Version 1

Version 1 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: 
Jen Bull.

School supply agency staffing managed service provision from September 2021

Contract awarded to Reed commencing 1 September 2021. The new service will support schools with cost effective and high quality staffing through an agreed supply chain.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Alison Bennett.

Assessment, reporting and collection of data - ELP update

Details of support for schools in making assessments, optional moderation visits and transfer information to high schools.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Nigel Cook.

UPNs, parents email and bulk free school meals (FSM) eligibility checking for schools

UPNs are now required, along with parent emails if available, when applying for FSM. Bulk eligibility checking for FSM is now extended to all year groups at Ealing schools.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Lynda Daly.

Early years foundation stage reforms September 2021

Information about the revised EYFS statutory framework and supporting publications.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Himisha Patel.

Open day programme 2021 for 2022/23 admissions

Updated dates for open days 2021.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Joanne Bradley.

Virtual Windrush workshops for pupils

Free interactive workshops for 3-16 year olds that explore the experiences of the children and young people, who made their journey on the HMT Empire Windrush to the UK, through childhood games.
Action required: 
Respond by deadline date.
Author: 
Sarah Thompson.

National Governance Association (NGA) annual school governance survey 2021

Have your say and share your experience of governance in the NGA's annual school governance survey.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff and governing body.
Respond by deadline date.
Author: 
Schools governance team.

Thriving – Not Surviving Post Lockdown

Adopt London invites you to this free online trauma-informed education seminar.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Bridie McDonagh.

Ealing governance training Summer - do not forget to book!

Summary of training available to book via Ealing CPD online.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff and governing body.
Author: 
Michelle Waters.

Forthcoming Deadlines

Due: Thu, 13th May 2021
Action as appropriate..
Pass on to relevant members of staff..
Complete and submit by deadline date.
Due: Fri, 21st May 2021
For information..
Action as appropriate..
Pass on to relevant members of staff..
Complete and submit 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):

Autism Education Trust training - Making sense of autism-Schools programme (5-16 age group) –12 May 
 

A whole school approach to mental health – 13 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 
 

Autism Education Trust Post 16 Making sense of autism for Practitioners – 20 May 
 

Mental health awareness – 27 May 
 

Chairs'/lead governors online briefing - 27 May

What next for governance – beyond Covid? – 7 June

Autism Education Trust Early Years Programme - Good autism practice – 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

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

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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