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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.

Additional 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 available to download and may include:
  • school visits tailored to the needs and priorities of the school
  • facilitation/CPD for school clusters

Schools not wishing to enter into a Service Level Agreement for support have the option to pay for individual sessions on a ‘Pay As You Go’ basis (contact Sue Pooley, Administrator).
The SLA price reflects a 10% cost reduction on the equivalent number of days if purchased under the PAYG option.
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Be Active Half Term Activities
13 Mar
Be Active is back this Easter half term with brand new sessions on offer for Sefton’s youngest residents. New for Easter 2018, dance workshops inspired by hit film The Greatest Showman will entertain Sefton’s future performers while budding adventurers can take part in Active Explorers with sessions dedicated to bush-craft style activities. The hugely successful Wave Rave pool parties are also set to make a return to pools in Bootle Leisure Centre, Dunes Splash World and Meadows Leisure Centre. Last half term the Wave Raves were a massive hit as everyone enjoyed coloured pools, floats, music and disco lights. Designed with the Easter holidays in mind, Be Active’s Easter Egg-Stravaganza days will include obstacle courses, adventure games, tournaments, dodgeball and maybe even a bouncy castle! The ever popular Everton Soccer School will be back along with Tennis Camp and Active Totz Gymnastics for Sefton’s sportiest youngsters. Those looking to try something new can make the most of the water sports on offer at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre during its Lakeside Adventure sessions. Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “There is such an array of activities happening across Sefton that our youngest residents will be spoilt for choice this half term. “I’m delighted that we have such a diverse sporting offer that will help keep children active and entertained while they’re enjoying a break from school.” Activities fill up fast so call Be Active on 0151 288 6286 or 0151 934 4799 to book. For the full line-up of activities head to www.sefton.gov.uk/BeActive
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