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  • 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 Glossi@gloucestershire.gov.uk where one of the team will respond to your enquiry.

     

    • 29.09.2022
  • Approval of academy sponsor for Gloucestershire’s new 60 place primary special school for children and young people with Moderate and Additional Learning Needs (MALD)

    The Regional Schools Commissioner has approved the Academy Trust that will sponsor the new primary aged special school to open in Stroud in September 2023.

    • 29.09.2022
  • EHCP Pathway Redesign Update

    This autumn, in line with the GCC SEND & Inclusion strategies and the government’s green paper priorities for SEND and alternative provision ‘Right support, right place, right time’ we will be making improvements to the EHC pathway to give a better experience for families and practitioners.

    • 29.09.2022
  • REMINDER – Considering changing your school day timings? Proposals to change school day timings - Impact on Home to School Transport (HTST)

    The Home to School Transport Team have been made aware of recent cases where academy trusts and schools have planned a change to the timings of the end of the school day without consulting the LA regarding the impact of the proposed changes, in particular, impacts on home to school transport arrangements and timetables.

    • 22.09.2022
  • GLOSSI Headteacher Network Meeting 1

    We are delighted to welcome Laura McInerney as the first keynote speaker at our Headteacher Network Meeting  on Tuesday 4th October, 10am-12pm.  Please see below for more details.

    • 21.09.2022
  • Important information from the DfE regarding the sharing of attendance data - September 2022

    The changes in attendance guidance that are to be implemented from September 2022 will be supported by a change in the way that data is shared with the DfE

    • 08.09.2022
  • Working Together to Improve School Attendance new DfE guidance effective from September 2022

    As introduced at the Attendance Network Meetings in June this year the DfE have introduced new guidance for maintained schools, academies, independent schools and local authorities.  The new guidance sets out clearly the responsibilities for each organisation.

    • 08.09.2022
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022

    Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 came into force on 1st September 2022.

    • 08.09.2022
  • Late Night Support

    As part of the ongoing support provided to educational settings as part of Traded Services by Gloucestershire Safeguarding Education Partnership we will be trialling late night support.

    • 08.09.2022
  • School Immunisation Service Survey

    The NHS would like the views of students/parents/carers and schools on the School Immunisation service. The contract is due to be renewed and they want to make sure it is right by hearing from people who have these vaccinations or are closely involved.

    • 08.09.2022
  • Introducing the Social Communication and Autism Assessment Service

    From September 2022 there is a new Social Communication and Autism Assessment Service (SCAAS) hosted within Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust for children aged 0-11.

    • 08.09.2022
  • The High School Leckhampton is ready to open its doors

    The school has state-of-the-art facilities, and will create its own green energy using solar panels. It will be carbon neutral in line the county council’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2050. 

    • 08.09.2022
  • Alternative Provision in Gloucestershire: A proposal to bring two Pupils Referral Units together

    Gloucestershire County Council is engaging with stakeholders on a proposal to bring The Gloucester and Forest Alterative Provision School (GFAPS) and Severn Valley School together as a single institution from September 2023.

    • 08.09.2022
  • Serious Youth Violence Needs Assessment – OPCC School Engagement

    The OPCC is seeking an overview of providers offering support or focused inputs to schools around topics such as knife crime and gang violence, under the definition of serious youth violence.

    • 08.09.2022
  • Exclusions update

    The following update contains information from Gloucestershire County Council around the new DfE guidance on School suspensions and permanent exclusions which came into effect on 1st September 2022.

    • 08.09.2022
  • Gloucestershire School Improvement Update

    Thank you to all of you that have signed up to your GLOSSI subscription for this year. All schools who have purchased over the summer will be contacted by their named adviser shortly They will provide you with their contact details for advice and guidance.

    • 08.09.2022
  • Elective Home Education - September 2022

    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.

    • 08.09.2022
  • DSL Visits to the MASH 2022

    If you would like to book a place to visit the Gloucestershire MASH, Shire Hall, Westgate St, Gloucester, the visits take place from 4pm to 5pm on:

    • 08.09.2022
  • Registration of early career teachers (ECTs) and newly qualified teachers (NQTs) starting Autumn 2022

    If you have appointed an ECT or have an existing NQT joining your school this term, the LA is able to provide your Appropriate Body service. This includes all the administrative requirements, alongside in-school support for your ECF induction processes and bespoke visits where needed.  We offer extensive experience and are here to support you all year round.

    • 08.09.2022
  • 2022 KS2 Checking Exercise and KS2 attainment (provisional) 2022

    The 2022 KS2 September checking exercise website is now open. 

    • 08.09.2022
  • Religions and Worldviews Through Significant texts

    Join us for the second in a series of CPD sessions tailored for teachers interested in investigating religions and worldviews through significant texts.

    • 08.09.2022
  • International Rescue Committee (IRC)

    For all schools who have Ukrainian and other International Refugees on roll.

    After a successful launch in the South East, The International Rescue Committee is delighted to offer our free Healing Classrooms teacher training programme to schools in the South West of England from September. 

    • 26.08.2022
  • Part Time Timetables – reduced hours or alternative provision

    All pupils are entitled to a full-time education; sometimes in exceptional circumstances there may be a need for a reduced timetable, this should be not be treated as a long term solution and each plan must have a time limit by which a pupil is expected to return to full-time education.

     

     

    • 25.08.2022
  • Working Together to Improve School Attendance - new DfE guidance effective from September 2022

    As introduced at the Attendance Network Meetings in June this year the Department for Education (DfE)  has introduced new guidance for maintained schools, academies, independent schools and local authorities.  The new guidance sets out clearly the responsibilities for each organisation.

     

    • 25.08.2022
  • Important information from the DfE regarding the sharing of attendance data

    The changes in attendance guidance that are to be implemented from September 2022 will be supported by a change in the way that data is shared with the Department for Education (DfE).  Please ensure this information is passed on to your senior leadership member with responsibility for attendance to action.

    • 25.08.2022
  • SEND and Inclusion development update

    This autumn, in line with the GCC SEND & Inclusion strategies and the government’s green paper priorities for SEND and alternative provision ‘Right support, right place, right time’ we will be making improvements to the EHC pathway to give a better experience for families and practitioners.

     

    • 25.08.2022
  • Internal Audit common findings 2021/22

    Internal Audit (Audit Risk Assurance – ARA) activity within schools is prioritised based on risk and as such a sample of schools were audited during 2021/22.  Due to the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions, a remote auditing approach was taken.  Individual reports were issued to each school and a number of recommendations were made.  As these findings could apply to other schools, the information is being shared with all schools.

    • 08.08.2022
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) – online recruitment checks

    The Keeping Children safe in Education statutory guidance is regularly updated, with a reference to conducting online searches of applicants contained in the latest iteration, due to come into force from September 2022. 

    • 05.08.2022
  • School Safeguarding Noticeboards

    The Safeguarding in Education team have put together a guide as to what you might wish to consider including on your staffroom noticeboard regarding safeguarding.

    • 05.08.2022
  • FREE whole staff team training from the Virtual School

    Linked to feedback received from the July Designated Safeguarding Lead Training Day, the Virtual School is happy to announce the themes for the Autumn and Spring online Zoom training sessions for schools, led by KCA training.

    • 26.07.2022
  • Health and Safety Executive Inspectors to assess management of asbestos in schools

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be carrying out a programme of inspections to primary and secondary schools from September 2022 onwards. The inspections will be assessing how schools are managing the risks from asbestos and meeting the ‘duty to manage’ (DTM) requirements under Control of Asbestos Regulations. 

     

    • 25.07.2022
  • Headteacher’s Performance Management and Appraisal, 2022/23

    At the start of the new academic year, governing boards will be making arrangements to undertake their headteachers’ appraisal.

    • 21.07.2022
  • School Immunisation Survey

    NHS England have produced a survey for schools and families to evaluate the school immunisation programme to inform re-commissioning and would like your help to complete and share it.  Please see the attached document which includes suggested wording to share with families as well as a link for the school’s survey. The deadline is the 19th August.

    • 15.07.2022
  • Please complete evaluation survey for PWS and GHLL

    The Gloucestershire County Council Children’s Public Health Team are conducting an evaluation of Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning and the Pupil Wellbeing Survey to inform future planning of these services. We would greatly appreciate you sharing your views by completing the survey at the below link- it will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Please aim to do this before the 5th of August.

    • 15.07.2022
  • Designated Safeguarding Leads 2022 visits to the MASH

    If you would like to book a place to visit the Gloucestershire MASH, Shire Hall, Westgate St, Gloucester, the visits take place from 4pm to 5pm on:

    Wednesday 3rd August

    Wednesday 31st August

    Wednesday 28th September

    Wednesday 26th October

    Wednesday 23rd November

    • 14.07.2022
  • Heatwave - information for schools

    Further to discussion with colleagues in our Civil Protection team, there has been no specific guidance issued to educational establishments relating to the heatwave at this time.

     

    • 14.07.2022
  • Disposable Vapes – Did you know?

    Trading Standards is becoming increasingly concerned about disposable vapes and their popularity amongst school aged children and is concerned that students may be bringing them to school. It is illegal to sell or buy for a person under the age of 18 any product that contains nicotine. This includes e-cigarettes commonly known as vapes.

     

    • 14.07.2022
  • GLOSSI School Improvement Events and Packages

    Coming soon ... the GLOSSI team are putting together a series of professional development opportunities for a wide range of staff; from Headteachers to Teaching Assistants.

    These are in addition to the subscription packages.

     

     

    • 13.07.2022
  • Universal Infant Free School Meal Grant

    The Final 21/22 Academic Year Universal Infant Free School Meal Grant and the Provisional 22/23 Academic Year Universal Infant Free School Meal Grant will be made in July 2022.

    • 11.07.2022
  • Pupil Premium Grant Year 2022/2023 allocation

    For details of your allocation, please go to the following link.

    • 11.07.2022
  • Applications for school places for Ukrainian school-age children

    Information on funding streams to support the Homes For Ukraine (HFU) children taken from the Department for Education's (DfE) Q&As.

    • 11.07.2022
  • Tour of Britain 2022

    Britain’s biggest professional cycle race, the Tour of Britain, is coming to Gloucestershire this September as the county hosts stage six of the 2022 race.

    On Friday, 9 September, the race will start in Tewkesbury and finish in Gloucester. Schools along the route can get involved with the race.

    • 11.07.2022
  • Reminder: Political Impartiality Guidance

    Following updated guidance regarding the political impartiality of school visits, we would like to remind schools of their duty under the Education Act 1996 not to promote partisan political views and to ensure a balanced presentation of opposing views on political issues when they are brought to the attention of pupils. 

    • 06.07.2022
  • Elective Home Education - new system

    We have set up a new system for when children leave one educational setting at the end of a phase to be home educated, for example, early years to primary or primary to secondary. This is a system that is currently not in place, however with the new statutory requirements set out in the Children Not In School consultation it will become ever more necessary. It also ensures that no children are left without oversight of their education.

     

    • 06.07.2022
  • New Bank Provider for Gloucestershire County Council

    The Council changed banking provider from HSBC to Lloyds Bank in January 2022. There has been dual running of both accounts, however this has now come to an end, and the HSBC County Fund Account has closed.

    • 06.07.2022
  • Important information from the DfE regarding the sharing of attendance data

    The changes in attendance guidance that are to be implemented from September 2022 will be supported by a change in the way that data is shared with the Department for Education (DfE).  Please ensure this information is passed on to your senior leadership member with responsibility for attendance to action.

    • 04.07.2022
  • Gloucestershire Hospital Education Service (GHES) Management Committee Vacancies

    Gloucestershire Hospital Education Service (GHES) has a vacancy on their Management Committee for a community member and their Chair, Meg Dawson (Head of Cashes Green Primary School), is also hoping to find someone to take over her role. 

    • 04.07.2022
  • 2022 KS2 Test Results and Review Applications

    The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) has published information about how schools access 2022 KS2 national curriculum test results, scaled score conversion tables, marked scripts and test papers (click here).  

    • 30.06.2022
  • Free yoga course for teachers and teaching assistants

    Active Gloucestershire are working with Shift Yoga to offer 50 teachers and TAs from primary, secondary and special schools in Gloucestershire, the chance to learn yoga so they can use their new found knowledge to support children and young people’s mental health.

     

    • 29.06.2022

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