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School Improvement Team
The School Improvement Team is responsible for ensuring the Local Authority (LA) meets its statutory duties relating to:
  • schools causing concern (SCC);
  • statutory assessment including phonics check monitoring visits and moderation of EYFSP, end of KS1, KS2 teacher assessments; and,
  • acting as the Appropriate Body for the NQT induction process.

In addition to this, the core function of the School Standards and Effectiveness Advisers (SSEAs), External Associate Advisers and Intervention Officers will be to support those LA schools identified as having specific risk factors such as:
  • Ofsted judgement of requires improvement, serious weaknesses or special measures;
  • schools on the LA SCC Protocol;
  • schools expecting an imminent Ofsted inspection; and,
  • schools where the LA has identified an element of risk e.g. progress data, attendance, leadership, significant staffing changes etc.
  • Additionally, schools with a recently appointed Headteacher will also be offered mentoring / leadership support.

There will be no charge for schools receiving support through the above criteria and support will be differentiated according to need.

Support for all other schools may be purchased where capacity allows. Examples of support and training are contained within the “School Improvement Team Support for Schools” brochure and may include:
  • Pupil Performance Review;
  • Review of the School Improvement Plan;
  • Evaluation of the school’s Self Evaluation Summary;
  • Reviews of teaching (lesson observations, book scrutinies, data reviews);
  • Review of assessment and tracking processes;
  • Support for key appointments other than head teacher;
  • Pre- and post- Ofsted health check;
  • Headteacher Performance Management;
  • ASP Review;
  • Primary English and/or Mathematics support;
  • EYFSP support;
  • Secondary English support;
  • NQT Induction and support;
  • Review of School Website (Ofsted Compliant);
  • Programmes tailored to the school’s needs and agreed with the Headteacher.;
  • Facilitation/CPD for school clusters;
  • Staff training sessions (in-school or Centre based).
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No Limits Challenge Awards 2019
20 Mar
The No Limits Challenge Awards for looked after children are back for 2019! Now in their 17th year, No Limits recognises the achievements of looked after young people in the care of Sefton Council in an educational setting, whether it be school, college, university or in their local community. The Award Ceremony will take place May 17. We want social workers, foster carers and teachers to come forward and nominate a child or young person using our simple eform. If you are nominating someone, you must do so by March 29.
Lets put a stop to child sexual exploitation
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Merseyside Police and Sefton Council are showing their support as part of National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of CSE by gathering information, working alongside our partner agencies and talking to children and vulnerable people about standing up and speaking out against CSE. On Tuesday, March 19, officers and staff from the local policing teams in Sefton are carrying out a day of action at St Michael’s Secondary School in Crosby. Here they’ll be accompanied by charity ‘Catch 22’ where they’ll deliver a series of CSE workshops where children can learn about supporting their friends, ways of reporting abuse and inappropriate relationships as well as speaking out against abuse. Cllr John Joseph Kelly, Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Safeguarding said; “The Council are committed to preventing young people from being sexually abused. We are working with the Merseyside Police and partner agencies to help tackle this problem. “It is everyone’s responsibility to protect children from this devastating crime and so it’s important to understand what child exploitation is, be aware of the warning signs, and have the confidence to discuss any concerns with the Council’s safeguarding team.” Detective Superintendent Sue Coombs from the Protecting Vulnerable People Unit said: “Sexual exploitation exists in lots of different forms and it is not always obvious to the victim when it first starts happening. It’s a dreadful crime which can have a devastating impact on the lives of victims and their families, which is exactly why having something like National CSE Day to highlight the issue is so important. “We all have a duty of care to young people living, working and visiting Merseyside and we should all continue to try and help in any way we can to put a stop to the sexual exploitation of children. “We must talk openly and encourage parents, grandparents, teachers, health professionals, social services and any other adults alike to take some time to better educate themselves about CSE and its devastating consequences. That way, each of us can spot the signs, protect young people and reduce the number of offences being committed.”
Aiming High Spring Newsletter
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Here is the latest edition of the Aiming High newsletter. Parents and Carers of children with Special Education Needs or Disability (SEND) can take full advantage of Sefton Council’s Local Offer, which provides vital support, information and educational services to both parents and children. The dedicated Sefton Local Offer website allows parents and carers to find out what support is available for children and young people with special educational needs. Please visit www.seftondirectory.com/localoffer