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19 September 2021

Welcome to Gatekeeping

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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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Send and receive files securely with the council

ICT guidance on sending and receiving files securely with Ealing Council using Outlook encryption or Microsoft OneDrive.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Kim Price.

Admission of children outside their normal year group

New guidance for Ealing schools on education of children outside of their chronological year group.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Kim Price.

School census report and school data summary 2021 now available

Reports for schools based on January 2021 school census data published.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Jen Bull.

ELP curriculum development for primary schools

History and Geography leaders' development opportunity. Email completed application form by 11 June 2021.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff. Complete and submit by deadline date.
Author: 
Nigel Cook.

ELP primary learning cluster leads from September 2021

Expressions of interest are invited from Ealing headteachers for the role of ‘primary learning cluster lead’ from September 2021 - July 2023.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff. Email expression of interest to cookn@ealing.gov.uk by Friday, 11 June 2021.
Author: 
Nigel Cook.

NQT induction update May 2021

Latest information includes: DfE’s new online service, ECF reforms: live webinars, teacher self-service and absence during Coronavirus – NQT Induction.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Mirela Temo.

Consultation to open a special Free School in the London Borough of Hounslow

Circulated to Ealing schools on behalf of London borough of Hounslow.
Action required: 
For information.
Author: 
Kim Price.

May and June bank holiday 2022 changes

May spring bank holiday in 2022 will now be Thursday 2 June, along with an extra bank holiday on Friday 3 June 2022 to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Action required: 
For information. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Lynda Daly.

Early years foundation stage (EYFS) transition leads contact details

Support for reception transitions between childcare settings and schools.
Action required: 
Pass on to relevant members of staff. Complete and submit by deadline date.
Author: 
Himisha Patel.

Schools cumulative balances 2020-21

Schools are asked to review the data and notify schools accountancy of any discrepancies above £5,000 by 21 May 2021.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Schools accountancy.

CFR deadlines 2020-21

Consistent financial reporting (CFR) start date 17 May 2021 and completion deadline 25 June 2021.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff. Complete and submit by deadline date.
Author: 
Schools accountancy services.

School Lets - Risk assessments and NHS Test and Trace process

Reminder that for lettings, schools must ensure that there is a suitable risk assessment in place in addition to any letting agreement.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Raj Chowdhury.

May 2021 directors’ report to governors

Summer 2021 edition now available online.
Action required: 
Action as appropriate. Pass on to governing body.
Author: 
Michelle Waters, Therese McNulty.

Pets and therapy animals in schools

Information and guidance on the use of pets in schools.
Action required: 
For information. Action as appropriate. Pass on to relevant members of staff.
Author: 
Raj Chowdhury.

Forthcoming Deadlines

Due: Fri, 21st May 2021
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Due: Fri, 28th May 2021
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Due: Thu, 10th June 2021
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