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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.

Section 175/157 Audit


The 2017 Section 175/157 Audit of Statutory Duties under Section 175 of the Education Act is now available for you to download and complete - Audit. Deadline is 8th December 2017.





It is a legal requirement under SECTION 14B OF THE CHILDREN ACT 2004, for schools to respond to this audit.

The GSCB require 100% returns so please return in time for the deadline. DO NOT delay this because your Governing Body might not be meeting during this period. Schools not making a return will need to explain why to the GSCB Independent Chair.


Please find attached a letter from David McCallum, Independent Chair, Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board thanking all schools for their 2016 submission.

GSCB letter

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