School effectiveness

Directors' reports

The directors’ reports detail current local and national educational developments, including items which may require governor action.

Directors' report spring term 2018 (full report) - 23 February 2018

Introduction by Judith Finlay - Executive director children and adults - (pdf)

The items from the report are also summarised below. To view the full item click on the title:

1. Children's services achievements spring 2018

Schools and children’s services staff successes and achievements since February 2017. Email egflwebteam@ealing.gov.uk by 27 July 2018 if you wish to share your school's success or achievement.
Author:
EGfL web team

2. Ealing learning partnership update - February 2018

An update on key developments for schools. Schools to indicate their commitment to joining the ELP collaborative cluster model by 12 March 2018.
Author:
Julie Lewis.

3. Early years foundation stage (EYFS) update - February 2018

An overview of the current quality, take up and outcomes in early years education in Ealing. Share with governors responsible for early years.
Author:
Rachelle Leslie.

4. Early years inclusion funding update

An update on the inclusion support model for early years providers to support the inclusion of children with additional needs.
Author:
Jacqueline Carolan.

6. Primary assessment and moderation

Update covering autumn 2017 moderation period.
Author:
Deb Whittle, Glinys Weller.

7. Primary school key stage 2 (KS2) performance tables 2017

A summary of the main changes to the performance tables for key stage 2 in 2017.
Author:
Kim Price.

8. Changes to key stage 4 (KS4) performance tables

A summary of the main changes to the performance tables for key stage 4 in 2017.
Author:
Angela Doherty.

9. 16-18 accountability 2017

Update on changes to the 16-18 performance measures.
Author:
Angela Doherty.

10. Career guidance

The government published a new national careers strategy in December 2017. This has been followed by new statutory guidance for secondary schools in order to improve careers provision.
Author:
Deb Whittle.

11. Child protection/safeguarding update

DfE non-statutory guidance on sexual violence and harassment, revisions to Keeping children safe and admission of previously looked after children.
Author:
Therese McNulty.

12. Ealing safeguarding reporting procedures

Item contains links, contact details and description on reporting of incidents, concerns and alerts.
Author:
Janet van der Meulen.

13. School safe scheme

The scheme aims to protect children and the school community from public dangers by alerting other schools in the locality.
Author:
Steve Dunham, Janet van der Meulen.

14. Visits to schools from local authority staff

Information summarising the details for proof of identity and proof of disclosure and barring service (DBS) clearance for local authority staff.
Author:
Judith Finlay.

15. Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions working group

Details of a multi-agency working group currently working on a policy document for Ealing schools.
Author:
Vaish Madden.

16. Early help assessment plan (EHAP) update

Updated information on EHAP activity and support available for schools including the process to initiate and register an EHAP.
Author:
Polly Bradley.

17. SAFE parenting service update

Update of the courses available for the SAFE (supportive action for families in Ealing) parenting service.
Author:
Barbara Borghetto.

18. School funding 2018-19

Update headteachers and chairs of governors on school funding 2018/19, and outline the key dates and financial reporting requirements at a schools and local authority (LA) level.
Author:
Tamara Quinn.

19. Ofsted update

Changes to Ofsted’s short inspection procedure. Ofsted’s annual report for 2016/17.
Author:
Therese McNulty.

20. Analyse school performance and the inspection data summary report

Information for governors about the DfE’s new analyse school performance system (ASP) and Ofsted’s new inspection data summary report (IDSR).
Author:
Kim Price.

21. General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Changes to the GDPR effective from 25 May 2018. All schools need to ensure they are compliant by this date.
Author:
Mark Robinson.

22. Teacher recruitment and retention

Changes to the GDPR effective from 25 May 2018. All schools need to ensure they are compliant by this date.
Author:
Therese McNulty.

23. Governor recruitment and membership

Governors for Schools, 14 March recruitment event (confirm attendance by 2 March) and Ealing induction and support for new governors reminder.
Author:
Therese McNulty.

24. Governor recruitment and membership - inspiring governance

Reminder of information on inspiring governance and the chairs recruitment service pilot.
Author:
Therese McNulty.

25. Governing boards work schedule/annual plans

Reminder of key areas to consider.
Author:
Therese McNulty.

26. School term and holiday dates

School term and holiday dates for 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic years.
Author:
Lynda Daly.

27. Purchasing Ealing services for schools 2018-19

Services for schools information and ordering process now launched on Ealing Grid for Learning (EGfL) website.
Author:
Sally Davies.

28. Governor services 2018/19

Details of Ealing governance provision 2018/19.
Author:
Therese McNulty.

29. Governor development update

Ealing professional development, training and support available to governors and to school staff.
Author:
Sally Davies.

30. Special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) training

Training update from the Ealing Primary Teaching Schools Alliance (EPTSA).
Author:
Paul Adair, Melanie Hogan.

31. Special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND) peer reviews

Information update from Ealing Primary Teaching Schools Alliance (EPTSA) .
Author:
Paul Adair, Melanie Hogan.

32. Continuous professional development (CPD) with the West London Teaching Alliance (WLTA)

A look at the CPD on offer from the West London Teaching Alliance and the school to school support they can provide.
Author:
Beth Gregory

2. Ealing learning partnership update - February 2018

An update on key developments for schools. Schools to indicate their commitment to joining the ELP collaborative cluster model by 12 March 2018.
Author:
Julie Lewis.

3. Early years foundation stage (EYFS) update - February 2018

An overview of the current quality, take up and outcomes in early years education in Ealing. Share with governors responsible for early years.
Author:
Rachelle Leslie.

4. Early years inclusion funding update

An update on the inclusion support model for early years providers to support the inclusion of children with additional needs.
Author:
Jacqueline Carolan.

6. Primary assessment and moderation

Update covering autumn 2017 moderation period.
Author:
Deb Whittle, Glinys Weller.

7. Primary school key stage 2 (KS2) performance tables 2017

A summary of the main changes to the performance tables for key stage 2 in 2017.
Author:
Kim Price.

8. Changes to key stage 4 (KS4) performance tables

A summary of the main changes to the performance tables for key stage 4 in 2017.
Author:
Angela Doherty.

9. 16-18 accountability 2017

Update on changes to the 16-18 performance measures.
Author:
Angela Doherty.

10. Career guidance

The government published a new national careers strategy in December 2017. This has been followed by new statutory guidance for secondary schools in order to improve careers provision.
Author:
Deb Whittle.

11. Child protection/safeguarding update

DfE non-statutory guidance on sexual violence and harassment, revisions to Keeping children safe and admission of previously looked after children.
Author:
Therese McNulty.

12. Ealing safeguarding reporting procedures

Item contains links, contact details and description on reporting of incidents, concerns and alerts.
Author:
Janet van der Meulen.

13. School safe scheme

The scheme aims to protect children and the school community from public dangers by alerting other schools in the locality.
Author:
Steve Dunham, Janet van der Meulen.

14. Visits to schools from local authority staff

Information summarising the details for proof of identity and proof of disclosure and barring service (DBS) clearance for local authority staff.
Author:
Judith Finlay.

15. Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions working group

Details of a multi-agency working group currently working on a policy document for Ealing schools.
Author:
Vaish Madden.

16. Early help assessment plan (EHAP) update

Updated information on EHAP activity and support available for schools including the process to initiate and register an EHAP.
Author:
Polly Bradley.

17. SAFE parenting service update

Update of the courses available for the SAFE (supportive action for families in Ealing) parenting service.
Author:
Barbara Borghetto.

18. School funding 2018-19

Update headteachers and chairs of governors on school funding 2018/19, and outline the key dates and financial reporting requirements at a schools and local authority (LA) level.
Author:
Tamara Quinn.

19. Ofsted update

Changes to Ofsted’s short inspection procedure. Ofsted’s annual report for 2016/17.
Author:
Therese McNulty.

20. Analyse school performance and the inspection data summary report

Information for governors about the DfE’s new analyse school performance system (ASP) and Ofsted’s new inspection data summary report (IDSR).
Author:
Kim Price.

21. General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Changes to the GDPR effective from 25 May 2018. All schools need to ensure they are compliant by this date.
Author:
Mark Robinson.

22. Teacher recruitment and retention

Changes to the GDPR effective from 25 May 2018. All schools need to ensure they are compliant by this date.
Author:
Therese McNulty.

23. Governor recruitment and membership

Governors for Schools, 14 March recruitment event (confirm attendance by 2 March) and Ealing induction and support for new governors reminder.
Author:
Therese McNulty.

24. Governor recruitment and membership - inspiring governance

Reminder of information on inspiring governance and the chairs recruitment service pilot.
Author:
Therese McNulty.

25. Governing boards work schedule/annual plans

Reminder of key areas to consider.
Author:
Therese McNulty.

26. School term and holiday dates

School term and holiday dates for 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic years.
Author:
Lynda Daly.

27. Purchasing Ealing services for schools 2018-19

Services for schools information and ordering process now launched on Ealing Grid for Learning (EGfL) website.
Author:
Sally Davies.

28. Governor services 2018/19

Details of Ealing governance provision 2018/19.
Author:
Therese McNulty.

29. Governor development update

Ealing professional development, training and support available to governors and to school staff.
Author:
Sally Davies.

30. Special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) training

Training update from the Ealing Primary Teaching Schools Alliance (EPTSA).
Author:
Paul Adair, Melanie Hogan.

31. Special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND) peer reviews

Information update from Ealing Primary Teaching Schools Alliance (EPTSA) .
Author:
Paul Adair, Melanie Hogan.

32. Continuous professional development (CPD) with the West London Teaching Alliance (WLTA)

A look at the CPD on offer from the West London Teaching Alliance and the school to school support they can provide.
Author:
Beth Gregory.
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Last updated: 23 Feb 2018