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EU Exit Preparations

Please ensure that you and your staff are familiar with the DfE guidance available online at
Lord Agnew (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System) issued a letter to Directors of Children’s Services requesting that it is shared with state schools. Read the ‘Guidance for schools on leaving the EU’ letter online.

Local authority support

Education Performance and Inclusion

Education Performance and Inclusion provide advice and guidance to schools and settings about closing the gap for disadvantaged children and young people through the following:

  • Allocated Education Adviser
  • Allocated Inclusion Adviser
  • Pupil Premium Toolkit - online resource
  • Closing the Gap newsletter - published three times a year
  • Primary Headteacher & Governor Briefings - held twice a year
  • Secondary Pupil Premium Champions network meetings - held twice a year
  • Closing the Gap conference - annual event
  • Pupil premium reviews - see flyer opposite
  • Governor training
  • Targeted training events e.g. Closing the Gap in Phonics

For more details about any of the services provided by Education Performance and Inclusion, please contact your allocated Education Adviser or telephone 01452 427161.


Special Educational Needs Monitoring and School Support Team

The SEN Monitoring and School Support Officers work in partnership with schools and post 16 providers to monitor and support the provision in place for, and the progress made by, children and young people with SEND, many of whom are eligible for pupil premium funding as well.  Each locality and school has a designated SEN Monitoring and School Support Officer, contact details can be found on SENCOSPOT, the Gloucestershire website for all matters related to SEN - link opposite.


Gloucestershire's Early Help Offer

Early Help Partnerships have been developed within each locality across Gloucestershire.  This is not a new service but builds on existing arrangements and services already in place, working to share resources and reshape service delivery to meet the local needs of children, young people and their families.

Each Partnership operates a fortnightly Allocations Group that is administered by locality Family First Plus teams. These are made up of representatives of services across the locality who use their expertise to identify early help interventions to meet the needs of a child and/or family and offer advice, guidance and support.

When a family or a practitioner who is helping them, needs more support, this can be requested from the Early Help Partnership.

Further details about the support they can provide can be found using the link shown opposite.


The Virtual School

The Virtual School is a team of teachers and dedicated education professionals who work to support the education of Gloucestershire Children in Care and care leavers, although our children also remain the responsibility of the school at which they are enrolled.   Further details about the support they can provide can be found on their website - link opposite.


Other teams

There are a number of other teams within the local authority who can provide support and/or advice and guidance to schools and settings about closing the gap for disadvantaged children and young people.  Details are included in the 'CtG useful contacts' document shown opposite.


Further support

The local authority is continuously developing how it supports schools and settings to close the gap for disadvantaged children & young people. We would really appreciate you taking 5 minutes to tell us what the key issues are for your school, and ways you think the local authority could support you to close the gap, by completing a short online survey - link opposite.

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