School effectiveness

Directors' report spring 2017

Dear colleague,

Welcome to the second online edition of Ealing Council's Directors' Report.

You can download the full document by selecting on the image below:

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 2017
Schools and children’s services staff successes and achievements since September 2016. Email by 28 July if you wish to share your school's success or achievement.
Author: EGfL web team/Dee Pollard.

2. Towards an Ealing learning partnership (ELP)
An update on progress in developing an Ealing learning partnership. For information and discussion at governing board meetings.
Author: Julie Lewis.

3. Ealing schools performance tables
An update on the relative performance of Ealing’s schools to London and national picture.
Author: Julie Lewis.
KS2 tables 2016 final briefing summary (pdf) (appendix 1)
2016 secondary performance tables summary (pdf) (appendix 2)
Achieving excellence together RAG update Jan17 (pdf) (appendix 3)

4. Primary assessment and moderation
Arrangements for 2016-17 are broadly the same as those for 2015-16 with some exceptions noted in this item. Please read and action as appropriate.
Author: Glinys Weller.

5. New performance table measures at key stage 4 and post 16
The new key stage 4 and 16-19 performance tables were published on 19 January 2017. Please familiarise yourselves with the new measures.
Author: Angela Doherty.

6. School special educational needs and disability peer reviews
Summary of the special educational needs and disability (SEND) peer review process facilitated by Ealing primary teaching school alliance (EPTSA).
Authors: Paul Adair, Melanie Hogan, Castlebar School.

7. Update on Ofsted
Information for school governors on the latest Ofsted updates. Read and action as appropriate.
Authors: Hazel Callaghan, Therese McNulty.

8. School funding for the financial year 2017-18
Details of school funding allocation for the financial year 2017-18 and the cash flow for payments to schools are available on
Author: Gary Redhead.

9. 30 Hour extended free entitlement for three and four year olds
The extended free childcare entitlement for working parents of three and four-year olds will provide eligible parents with a total of 30 hours of free childcare per week, over 38 weeks or the equivalent number of hours across more weeks per year.
Author: Rachelle Leslie.

10. Prevent in schools and Casey report
Summary of our work with Ealing schools on implementing Prevent 2016-17. Contact Mubina for further information on training and support
Author: Mubina Asaria.

11. New guidance on child sexual exploitation
Department for Education (DfE) non statutory guidance that replaces the 2009, “Safeguarding children and young people from sexual exploitation.”
Author: Therese McNulty.

12. Brighter futures
Overview of the brighter futures programme and future roll out. Read and action as appropriate.
Author: Dorothy Duffy.

13. Update on early help action plans (EHAPs)
Response to feedback from schools and information on the new support team for early help action plans (EHAPs). Please read and action as appropriate.
Author: Charles Barnard.

14. New and revised governor guidance and information
DfE, EFA and NGA updates for governors. Read and action as appropriate.
Author: Therese McNulty.

15. School websites
Information that must be published on a school website - updated guidance.
Author: Therese McNulty.

16. Competency framework for governance (NEW)
Department for education (DfE) non-statutory guidance for all governing boards.
Author: Therese McNulty.

17. Recruiting new governors
Recruiting new governors from SGOSS and Inspiring Governance Alliance. LA recruitment event together with SGOSS.
Author: Therese McNulty.

18. Year planner
Reminder of guidance for governing when revising their annual plan spring and summer terms and/or as a reminder of key areas to look at.
Author: Therese McNulty.

19. Purchasing Ealing services for schools 2017-18
The third year of the services for schools information and ordering process now launched on Ealing Grid for Learning (EGfL) website.
Author: Ava Baptiste/EGfL web team.

20. Governor development update
Ealing professional development, training and support available to governors and to school staff.
Author: Sukhvir Kang.
Governors how to register and book on Ealing CPD online (pdf) (appendix 4)
EEC training and meeting venue (pdf) (appendix 5)

If you wish to share your school's success and achievement in the next issue of the directors' report online you can do so by sending an email to by 28 July.

Ealing school governors who need an EGfL user account set up can email

Do give us your feedback on the directors' report online and let us know if you know anyone that would need to be added on to the distribution list by sending an email to:

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Last updated: 13 Mar 2017