Draft SFVS submissions are welcomed at this time while Full Governors sign off is not possible, we will be posting notifications regarding potential extension on deadlines including GBP as soon as we have heard from the ESFA. Thank you for your continued work and support.
Further to the Government's announcements this week, the decision has been made to restrict movements and contacts, and as a consequence all network and training events have been cancelled or postponed. Delegates should have been notified directly and via GCC Plus. This includes Heads and Chair of Governors Briefings.
As part of Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Executive’s on-going commitment to Gloucestershire Schools through traded services, they are pleased to announce briefing dates for the updated 2020 Keeping Children Safe in Education, that is currently under consultation.
The 2020 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.
The House of Commons has issued a Library Briefing Paper which provides an overview of the concerns that increasing numbers of children in England are being 'off-rolled' - being excluded or otherwise leaving school for reasons that do not serve their best interests.
Great Western Railway (GWR) have offered to provide free travel on their network for women reaching refuge (map available under ‘download GWR network map’). This is a really exciting opportunity to meet a need at no cost, and has the potential to be developed with other train companies.
SafeCall Support Service, provide a national telephone based support service to those in crisis as a result of County Lines. SafeCall support young people, families/carers and professionals and operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days of the year.
As part of Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Executive’s on-going commitment to Gloucestershire Schools, a safeguarding course for administrators is available in September 2020 and May 2021, that will ensure they have everything they need to know to administrate safeguarding smoothly in your school.
The Department for Education (DfE) is consulting on proposed revisions to the Keeping children safe in education statutory guidance which sets out what schools and colleges should do and the legal duties with which they must comply to keep children safe in England.
Please note that with changes to the Disclosure and Barring Service over the years, the 2010 blanket letter now no longer applies because not all Gloucestershire County Council posts in schools fall under the definition of a Regulated Activity.
This guidance is for teachers, educators and other professionals working directly with young people in schools and colleges. From teaching and office staff, to leadership, management and governors with safeguarding responsibilities – all adults working and contributing to school and college life have a duty of care to the children and young people they interact with.
Following a review, the cost of the NQT Appropriate Body membership (September 2020 – August 2021) will change from price per setting to price per NQT; however, the price will be capped so that any school / setting, employing more than four NQTs, will pay for the first four only.
There are now 20 units of work, written to support Gloucestershire’s 2017 agreed syllabus for RE. They contain creative and thoughtful ideas for classroom use and extensive suggestions for support resources. They will help your teachers in their planning and delivery of RE.
eVisit has now replaced Gloucestershire eGO and the EV1 Notification Form and should be used by all staff in schools that are leading any type of visit or off-site activity, from regular trips and sports fixtures to day trips, residentials and visits abroad.
Following the Rochford Review (October 2016), the DfE announced plans to introduce a new form of assessment for pupils working below the standard of the national curriculum tests and not engaged in subject-specific study.