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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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Half term camps return to Sefton
15 Oct
Be Active has prepared a ‘spooktacular’ line-up of activities for Sefton’s youngsters this October Half Term (October 22-26). Registration is now open and parents across the city region are encouraged to sign their youngsters up before the places are filled. Be Active offers half term camp days and activities at leisure centres across Sefton including Bootle Leisure Centre, Crosby Lakeside Adventure, Litherland Sports Park, Maghull Meadows Leisure Centre, Netherton Activity Centre and Dunes Splash World. Designed with October Half Term in mind, Spooky Spectacular camp days will include obstacles courses, archery competitions, hand ball, sports tournaments and more. Children are invited to attend in Halloween fancy dress on Friday, October 26. The LFC Foundation will return with its popular sessions that include sports drills, challenges and small sided games with prizes to be won each day. Dance Mash-ups will also return this October with sessions dedicated to The Greatest Showman and Disney villains. Camp days are priced at £13 per day which is reduced if multiple days are booked. Discounted prices are also available to Active Choices card holders. Be Active will also be launching a series of pool-based activities including Wave Rave pool parties, inflatable parties and a range of swimming sessions. Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “As we approach the winter months it can become more difficult to find things to do with your children and keep them entertained and active. “Be Active’s half term offers continue to grow and offer an exciting and affordable range activities to keep Sefton’s younger residents busy while they are not in school.” As well as it’s half term camps, Active Sefton delivers a number of after-school and weekend activities throughout the year. Jump into Gymnastics classes for ages 2-8 are held weekly at Crosby Lakeside and Crosby Leisure Centre and Football for ages 2-10 is held on Saturdays at Dunes Splash World and Sundays at Netherton Activity Centre. To book a place on any of the activities or to find out more information call 0151 288 6286 or 0151 934 4799. To find out more about the activities on offer this half term visit www.sefton.gov.uk/BeActive
Well Young Person Team Referral Form
10 Oct
Referral form for Schools, Health Professionals and other agencies.
Well Young Person Team Leaflet
10 Oct
Services, programmes and contacts details