SENT FROM: THE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT TEAM
The Side by Side Board have requested that we share with you the criteria used by the School Improvement team to risk assess all schools across the County. Please find below a slide which illustrates the different strands of information that contribute to the overall risk assessment, which will also take into account discussions with Headteachers and Chairs of Governors where appropriate.
The annual risk assessment process takes places in the summer term and will result in a letter to all schools detailing the school’s Side by Side categorisation for the forthcoming academic year. The risk assessment is, however, a dynamic document and as such a school can change category through-out the year, following discussion with the school leadership, as circumstances and need change.
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The School Improvement Team
Helpful evidence sources for school leaders developing their pupil premium strategy
The DfE are seeking views on proposals to reform how local authorities’ school improvement functions are funded.
This consultation is being held on another website.
This consultation closes at
The local authority role in school improvement has changed significantly in recent years, with the growth of school-led approaches, such as multi-academy trusts, putting school improvement in the hands of the strongest schools and school leaders.
In turn, the local authority role in school improvement in maintained schools is increasingly focused on helping their schools access the support they need from the school system.
Given these changes in respective roles and responsibilities, we believe now is the right time to revisit local authorities’ school improvement functions and how they are funded.
Please see updated BESST Governor Training for 2021
Thank you to all those that were able to attend the Ofsted Update on Monday 18th October with Sue Cox, HMI. Attached is the presentation from Sue.
School Improvement Team
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Sent on behalf of James Fowler, Education Entitlement Manager
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We are aware that many schools have pupils who have travelled overseas during the pandemic and who have not yet committed to a return date.
Please see the attached statement that gives advice on what actions schools can take in these circumstances.
Education Entitlement Manager
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