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  • CPR/Bleed Control Training

    Please see below information regarding CPR/Bleed Control Training provided by the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

    • 09.06.2023
  • KCSiE – Assurance Declaration

    The new KCSiE Assurance Declaration is now live. The Keeping Children Safe in Education Assurance Declaration is a requirement of the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership (GSCP) covering educational settings legal obligations under Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018, Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 (KCSiE) and Section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002.

    • 07.06.2023
  • NHS Gloucestershire - CYPMH Monthly Newsletter (June 2023)

    Children & Young People's Mental Health Update.

    • 06.06.2023
  • Survey on the experiences of education in Gloucestershire

    Gloucestershire County Council is working with Shared Intelligence to understand how young people in Gloucestershire experience their time in education.

    • 06.06.2023
  • What’s Next 2023

    The essential guide to choosing education and career options 2023.


    • 06.06.2023
  • Subject Leader Network Meetings – Summer 2023 Sessions

    Ensure you attend our final Subject Leader Network Meetings this Summer for our English, Science and Maths sessions. If you haven’t already, make sure to book your places.

    • 05.06.2023
  • Summer 2023 Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme

    The Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF) is returning this summer for children and young people in reception to year 11, who are eligible for pupil premium free school meals.

    • 05.06.2023
  • Pupil Wellbeing Survey Report 2022 is now available

    Gloucestershire County Council is pleased to announce that the Pupil Wellbeing Survey Report for 2022 is now live! You can access the report on Inform Gloucestershire by clicking here.

    • 05.06.2023
  • 'On The Level' - Transition Show for Year 6 students due to start Secondary school in September

    Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning and NHS Glos have fully funded a special 30-minute mental health and anxiety Year 6/7 Transition Show for students and parents/carers.

    • 05.06.2023
  • EYFSP, Phonics screening check & Key Stage 1 Pupil Assessments

    Please see below details from the Data Management team regarding collection of assessment data this year.

    • 05.06.2023
  • Elective Home Education

    We have recently updated our Deregistration form to make it as clear as possible if schools have safeguarding concerns, which includes holding a safeguarding file and what to do with it.

    • 25.05.2023
  • Preventing illnesses in schools

    There has been a national drop in immunisation uptake following the pandemic, with MMR fallen to its lowest level in a decade and cases of measles have consequently been rising.  There are lots of ways schools can help.

    • 22.05.2023
  • DfE English Hub – Literacy Specialist vacancies

    Mangotsfield English Hub is seeking to recruit outstanding primary school teachers with a passion for phonics and early reading to support other schools through working as a Literacy Specialist.

    • 22.05.2023
  • Attendance Network Meetings for Schools and Academies (July 2023)

    The third and final Attendance Network Meeting for this academic year is taking place at The Pavilion in Cheltenham.  

    • 18.05.2023
  • EO&I Structure Chart

    Please find the latest EO&I Structure Chart below. GLOSSI subscribers will be sent the contact details of their named adviser separately. Non GLOSSI subscribers can email for guidance on matters of statutory advice e.g. safeguarding and statutory assessment arrangements via where one of the team will respond to your enquiry.


    • 09.05.2023
  • NHS Gloucestershire - CYPMH Monthly Newsletter

    Our focus this month is on the Children & Young People's Mental Health Navigation Hub - an introduction to the project and early insights from the pilot.

    • 03.05.2023
  • The Banded Funding Initiative

    The Banded funding initiative is about allocating funds to settings that will allow creativity and flexibility to achieve outcomes at the earliest opportunity.


    • 26.04.2023
  • Early Career Teachers Services

    Following the Department for Education's consultation on Early Career Teachers (ECT) appropriate body (AB) reform and induction assessment, I confirm that for existing ECTs currently registered with Gloucestershire LA, schools can continue to access AB services through Gloucestershire LA, until 31st August 2024. 

    • 25.04.2023
  • ‘Delivering Better Value in SEND’ Programme Survey

    You will be aware that Gloucestershire Local Authority is currently working with 54 other local authorities and the DfE on the ‘Delivering Better Value in SEND’ (DBV) programme. 

    • 24.04.2023
  • Gloucestershire Hospital Education Service (GHES) – Management Committee Community Member Vacancy

    Gloucestershire Hospital Education Service (GHES) has a vacancy on their Management Committee for a community member.

    • 20.04.2023
  • 'Calling it Out' - Theatre Performance for Professionals working with Young People

    The Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner, Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning, and Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership would very much like to invite you to watch an interactive drama presentation that will be delivered within Gloucestershire schools aimed at Year 9 pupils and funded by the Home Office Safer Streets fund and by the OPPC Gloucestershire.

    • 20.04.2023
  • Gloucestershire Secondary RE conference 2023

    Our annual conference is at Puckrup Hall this year, on Thursday 22nd June 2023.

    • 18.04.2023
  • Education Inclusion Service: New Inclusion Lead for Gloucester and Forest Schools

    As of this term, Sian Edwards, the current Inclusion Lead for Gloucester and Forest, will be remaining as an Inclusion Lead in the Education Inclusion Service but will be focusing on the wider alternative provision landscape and supporting the AP transformation.

    • 18.04.2023
  • Immunisations for New School Starters

    The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has developed postcard and poster resources to share with parents and carers of those starting school in September, to ensure children are up to date with their immunisations.

    • 18.04.2023
  • Safeguarding Course for School Administrators

    The session will focus on the role of the administrator and why safeguarding is integral, including robust front office procedures, roles and responsibilities under the Section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002.

    • 17.04.2023
  • Gloucestershire Safeguarding in Education Partnership - Safeguarding Reviews

    Schools have a key role in keeping children safe and promoting their welfare as part of the legal requirements of the Education Act 2002. The statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education' September 2022 provides a framework for schools to ensure compliance in their operating procedures.

    • 17.04.2023
  • Single Central Record Training for Headteachers and Administrators

    Single Central Record Training dates are now available on the GCC Plus system to book up until July 2024.  Sessions are being delivered each month, so if you haven’t attended in the last 12 months please do book on.

    • 17.04.2023
  • Operation Encompass

    As you will be aware the police have been transitioning to a new, more efficient system to enable Operation Encompass notifications to be sent in a more timely manner so as not to delay schools being advised.

    • 17.04.2023
  • NHS Gloucestershire - CYPMH Monthly Newsletter - March 2023

    Our focus this month is on Young Minds Matter (YMM) through the work of their  Gloucestershire based Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs). Identification, Prevention and Early Intervention in Schools for Children and Young People aged 5-18 years old is at the forefront of what YMM and their MHSTs offer. 

    • 12.04.2023
  • Virtual School Newsletter – Summer 23

    Welcome to the Summer 23 edition of the Virtual School Newsletter, promoting all areas of our work.

    • 06.04.2023
  • Primary Schools Forecasts 2023/2024 – 2026/2027

    Your pupil number forecast is now available to download; it is a likely indication of your pupil numbers over future years to enable you to plan provision.  This pupil number forecast will be used in assessing basic need, through the school capacity return, to ensure sufficiency of school places throughout the county. It will also be used in any Section 106 agreement negotiations affecting your school. The forecast is available via Perspective Lite.

    • 04.04.2023
  • Secondary School Forecasts 2023/2024 – 2029/2030

    Your pupil number forecast is now available to download; it is a likely indication of your pupil numbers over future years to enable you to plan provision.  This pupil number forecast will be used in assessing basic need, through the school capacity return, to ensure sufficiency of school places throughout the county. It will also be used in any Section 106 agreement negotiations affecting your school. The forecast is available via Perspective Lite.

    • 04.04.2023
  • EYFSP, Phonics Screening Check & Key Stage 1 Pupil Assessments

    When assessment data is received by the LA it will be cross checked against that contained in the B2B data feed and schools will be notified of any potential issues that are identified, for example, different UPN or pupils on roll that have not been included in the return. 

    • 30.03.2023
  • GLOSSI Governor Network Meeting - 5 June 2023

    The GLOSSI Governor Network is pleased to welcome Emma Knights OBE, Chief Executive of the National Governance Association (NGA) to our third Governor Network meeting of 2022-23. Emma will be providing the keynote speech at our summer event on 5th June 2023, 6.30pm-8.00pm on Microsoft Teams.

    • 28.03.2023
  • Graduated Pathway Engagement

    Early Help and Education Services are engaging with those that use the graduated pathway/approach– a framework that makes accessible a set of direct tools to support the assess, plan, do, review model.  This model was designed to align with processes, pathways and interventions available to CYP/families from a variety of agencies and services.

    • 28.03.2023
  • Accessing an Autism Assessment for Children and Young People in Gloucestershire

    Services delivering Autism Assessments in Gloucestershire are hosted within Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. Referrals to the services can be made by any professional working with the child or young person.

    • 28.03.2023
  • Dementia Badge Design Competition 2023

    National Dementia Action/Awareness Week is 16 – 22 May.  

    • 28.03.2023
  • Transforming Alternative Provision

    Gloucestershire County Council is delighted to announce the proposal to combine the alternative provision schools (Gloucester and Forest APS and Severn Valley APS) into a single county-wide school has been approved by Cllr Phil Robinson, Cabinet Member for Education. This will come into effect from 1 September 2023.

    • 27.03.2023
  • GLOW Maths Hub: Take your leadership to the next level (2023/24)

    The NCETM and GLOW Maths Hub are currently accepting applications for the following CPD opportunities: Primary Mastery Specialist; Secondary Mastery Specialist; Professional Development Lead; and School Development Lead. 


    • 21.03.2023
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022 – enactment date - 27/2/23

    The recently enacted Marriage and Civil Partnership Act 2022 will extend the ambit of the criminal law relating to forced marriage by creating a new offence which makes it illegal to carry out any conduct whose purpose is to cause a child (aged under 18) to enter into a marriage before their eighteenth birthday, whether or not that conduct involves violence, threats or any other form of coercion or deception. In essence, it will now always be illegal to cause a child to marry, whatever the method used, and whether or not the child lacks capacity to consent to marriage.

    • 21.03.2023
  • The Virtual School Training Plan, Summer 2023 - Spring 2024

    The Virtual School has released its training plan for the next 12 months to support schools in supporting their vulnerable young people.

    • 21.03.2023
  • Alternative Provision Glossary of Terms

    Please see the link below for the Alternative Provision Glossary of Terms.

    • 15.03.2023
  • Gloucestershire Schools Forum – Elections 2023 nominations

    The deadline for nominations has now closed (5:00pm on Friday 17 February 2023).

    • 10.03.2023
  • SEF On A Plate: Secondary and Primary

    An opportunity for school leaders and governors to hear key messages relating to these essential documents.  Time is allocated for leaders, including governors, to begin to consider how the prompts and most up to date school information may be used to enable them to refine their own Self Evaluation Forms, and plan for updating it throughout the year.

    • 10.03.2023
  • Gloucestershire Academy Trust Development – School Sessions

    Please see the link below for the Gloucestershire Academy Trust Development School Sessions.

    • 09.03.2023
  • Religious Education: Update on Free Resources and Training

    The news update attached gives information and links for local and national resources for RE. This includes £600 grants for resources for teaching in RE; resources from the Jewish Museum of London;  Birmingham faith visit information; Spirited Arts competition; free RE training for ECTs; updates on national surveys.


    • 14.02.2023
  • Secondary School Immunisations

    Please see below for recent updates including:

    • Secondary School Immunisation drop in clinic dates
    • Next UKHSA webinar – save the date!
    • Reminder of infection prevention resources
    • 01.02.2023
  • Attendance Policy

    As promised attached is the skeleton draft attendance policy for schools to use as the basis of their policy if they wish to. We look forward to seeing you at the Attendance Network Meetings next week.

    Attendance Policy - skeleton draft

    • 30.01.2023
  • Visitor DBS checks

    A reminder to ensure that school office staff use appropriate additional checks where necessary.

    • 19.01.2023
  • Winter Bugs and Strep A Summary For The New Term

    Summary of key information relating to Strep A and winter bugs more broadly to assist schools and Early Years settings for the new term:

    • Webinar Thursday 5th Jan at 4pm on managing Group A Strep
    • Simple messages to share with parents from our local NHS partners on managing winter bugs in children
    • Guidance from UKHSA on how schools and EY settings should respond to cases and outbreaks of Strep A (including Scarlet Fever and iGAS)
    • Guidance from UKHSA on how schools and EY settings should respond to cases and outbreaks of winter bugs (respiratory and diarrhoea & vomiting)
    • Helpful posters
    • UKHSA contact details and helpline.
    • 03.01.2023

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