Children not attending school full time in the usual way, and/or following a part time timetable: responsibilities on schools and academies to ensure support for return to full time attendance is documented and takes account of safeguarding needs.
At the meeting of Gloucestershire County Council’s cabinet on 9 October 2019 approval was given to commit £7.5m to establish a new 75 place special school for children and young people with Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.
Officers from the Education Inclusion Service met with a number of head teachers last academic year to discuss the issues around seemingly high numbers of children leaving the school for the stated reason of Elective Home Education.
Every school maintained by the Local Authority should have a whistleblowing procedure. Whistleblowing procedures protect staff members who report colleagues they believe are doing something wrong or illegal, or who are neglecting their duties.
The Home Office in co-operation with other Government Departments has issued guidance on the Criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults for professionals working in education, health, housing, benefits, law enforcement (police) and related partner organisations.
Please find attached a letter from Julian Moss, Assistant Chief Constable, regarding the recruitment of six dedicated ‘Schoolbeat’ officers who are expected to start their roles early in the new academic year.
Following issues raised by school representatives at the recent Single Central Drop-In sessions, the GSCB has put together a briefing sheet to provide references to Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 (KCSIE).
Governing bodies and headteachers are reminded to inform the local authority when considering conversion to academy status and joining a multi-academy trust. The local authority is one of the stakeholders and should therefore be included in the consultation process.
With effect from 31 March 2018, the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) will cease to function. From 1 April 2018, the Teacher Services Division of the NCTL, which includes the Teacher Qualifications Unit and the Teacher Misconduct Unit will form the Teaching Regulation Agency.
We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect. To help protect a child or young person, look out for changes in their Appearance, Behaviour, Communication (ABC).
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has seen an increase in recent weeks in the volume of what is referred to as CEO Fraud reports whereby schools are the targeted victim. This has resulted in substantial financial losses for several schools that have fallen victim to this type of fraud.
In light of the government’s announcement that the sex and relationships curriculum will be updated for the first time in nearly 20 years, the Sex Education Forum has published what it considers the 12 key principles of effective sex education.
The Royal British Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin. As you may be aware, the Legion was created as a unifying force for the military charity sector at the end of the First World War, and still remains one of the UK’s largest membership organisations providing a range of support every day in communities like yours, across the UK.
At the GSCP Executive Committee meeting on the 26th April 2017 there was a discussion in relation to the role of the Lead Practitioner and how it is currently working across the partnership. It was agreed that an electronic survey would be carried out to gain a broader understanding of how practitioners and organisations view the role of Lead Practitioner.
Samaritans can offer specialist support for school leadership teams after a suspected or attempted suicide in the school community through their Step by Step service. Guidance is also available to help schools plan for such an event.
GCC Early Years’ Service has been selected to join an exciting national project to support children with SEND in the Early Years. The project aims to build the skills and confidence of early years and school practitioners to provide inclusive environments that support learning and development of young children.
Through this project Dingley’s Promise are delivering a comprehensive programme of 10 online courses aimed at all early years/EYFS practitioners in the local area.