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EU Exit Preparations

Please ensure that you and your staff are familiar with the DfE guidance available online at
Lord Agnew (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System) issued a letter to Directors of Children’s Services requesting that it is shared with state schools. Read the ‘Guidance for schools on leaving the EU’ letter online.

Record Keeping


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.

All pupil records must transfer with the child from setting to setting. Child Protection/Watching Brief files should be transferred in a confidential manner and sent separately to any other files. It’s always a good idea to have a conversation with the DSL in the new setting to discuss concerns and arrange transfer of files. Please ensure safeguarding files are sent very quickly to Alternative Provision Schools to help them safeguard our most vulnerable pupils.


If you have a pupil who is removed from roll for the purposes of Elective Home Education, please ensure that any safeguarding files are sent very promptly to Nathan Roe, Locality Inclusion Lead, at Shire Hall.

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