In January 2019 we shared a Discussion Document which proposed principles for future support services (specifically focusing on Educational Psychology and Advisory Teaching Services). We have reflected on the feedback and summarised in the attached document.
GHLL are looking for experienced teachers from all phases, who would like to work with GHLL on secondment from their school for one day (Thursday) a week, term time only from September 2019. An earlier start is welcomed, if this could be agreed with your school.
This service was created last year with the purpose of helping schools to manage the challenge of keeping children in school (i.e. those at risk of exclusion of with attendance issues, requesting EHE which was not in the child's best interests etc).
Sustrans Big Pedal challenge takes place from 25 March to 5 April. There are free resources to promote the event and get as many of your pupils, staff and parents cycling, walking and scooting to school.
Gloucestershire SACRE is committed to supporting RE in local schools. We have engaged our adviser, Stephen Pett, and his colleagues at RE Today, to write additional units of work to support the current 2017-2022 RE agreed syllabus.
With many settings moving over to electronic data recording systems, please remind staff of the importance of accurate record keeping, particularly when there is an IT system change. Record keeping in schools must be accurate, timely and accessible.
Understandably, parents and schools are becoming increasingly concerned due to the intense media coverage and the story being further fuelled by ‘YouTubers’. Unfortunately this has led to some individuals adding doctored videos to YouTube and YouTube for Kids which have then been spread across social media as “proof” that the challenge exists.
Following on from the review of secondary school places in the Gloucester city area completed in June 2018, and a subsequent review of the latest forecasts and cohort of secondary Year 7 allocations for September 2019, it is now clear that there will be a need for a new secondary school to meet the growing demand for secondary places across the city and in particular, new housing development coming forward in the near future.
The 'What's Next?' booklet encourages all Gloucestershire students in Years 9-13 to think about their next steps in education and beyond. The helpful guide provides information and advice on what will come next, from choosing GCSE options, to post-16 study, the world of work, and preparing themselves for adulthood.
The 2019 Gloucestershire local authority (LA) KS1 and KS2 writing teacher assessment moderation plans, plus the related appeals process, can be accessed now via the Statutory requirements for assessment page on GCC Schoolsnet.
Gloucestershire County Council’s Post 16 Education Vision for Gloucestershire sets out the council’s vision and strategy to deliver a sustainable and responsive post 16 system which provides the skills and experience to enable young people to become independent, to play an active part in their community and to move into employment.
As part of ongoing collaborative working between Gloucestershire Constabulary and Gloucestershire County Council to further safeguard the children of Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board (GSCB) is pleased to announce the launch of Gloucestershire Encompass. This is based upon the successful model of sharing information between police and schools where there has been a reported incident of Domestic Abuse.
The Education Support Services Discussion Document outlines the proposed principles for future support services (specifically focusing on Educational Psychology and Advisory Teaching Services) and timescales for developing a structure that supports these principles.