The Education Effectiveness Team:
- works in partnership with the education sector and other agencies, developing mutual understanding to enable the Local Authority to act as champions for children in Leicestershire, particularly for those who might otherwise be disadvantaged
- is responsible for Local Authority duties under the Schools Causing Concern Guidance, specifically supporting maintained school governing bodies to ensure high standards are achieved
- is responsible for primary school assessment and moderation, as well as for operating an Appropriate Body for Early Career Teachers and supporting the development of specialist education providers, including offering an induction programme for new headteachers
- manages general communications with schools, including a twice-weekly headteacher briefing email, intended for wider sharing
Education Effectiveness Partners (EEPs)
The Education Effectiveness Team supports local leadership of the school system and is made up of Education Effectiveness Partners (EEPs) who all have significant experience of school leadership.
Each school is allocated an Education Effectiveness Partner.
Education Effectiveness Partners are the first point of contact for schools within the Local Authority and can help schools make the right connections.
Safeguarding in education
If you have any concerns over safeguarding, please talk directly to your child's school in the first instance.
Governor support to schools
We are passionate about supporting you to deliver outstanding governance to your school or academy.
The Governor support will also include:
- a dedicated telephone helpline service for your governors and clerk providing practical up-to-date advice
- access to the National Governors’ Association (NGA) e-learning module.
- discounted National Governors’ Association (NGA) standard membership rates if requested
- regular e-updates and termly forums for governors and clerks on key issues affecting governance, meaning governors are kept up to date on all relevant matters reducing the workload for the clerk and headteacher
- the possibility to tailor a bespoke a training and support offer to suit your school, academy or group of schools
Become a Governor
If you get on with people, would like to learn something new, and give something back to the community, then being a school governor may be for you.
To be a governor, you must be committed and interested in doing what's best for the next generation. Appointments usually last for four years and you will receive appropriate training and support.
The governing body
As part of the governing body, you are responsible for making sure the school provides good quality education. Together with the headteacher, you set the school strategic vision, ethos and policies.
Every school has a governing body. It normally includes:
- parents elected by other parents of children at the school
- citizens appointed by the local authority
- members co-opted from the community
- foundation governors appointed to voluntary schools to represent the church or trust which provides the school (if any)
- school staff, including the headteacher
The governing body:
- is accountable for the performance of the school
- plans for the school's future
- recruits and supports the performance of the headteacher
- makes decisions and is accountable for the school's budget and staffing
- makes sure the National Curriculum is delivered and sustains improvement across school
- plans and monitors the impact of how the school delivers the development of pupils' spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development
- makes sure that the school provides for all its pupils, including those with additional needs
If you would like to find out more about becoming a school governor before you apply, please contact Governors@leics.gov.uk
SACRE - Standing Advisory Council for Religious Studies
Every Local Authority (LA) is required by law to have a SACRE. Leicestershire SACRE offers a comprehensive range of advice and support, and is a powerful local voice for communities with a stake in Religious Education.
It plays a very important role in supporting RE, and in contributing to the raising of standards in the subject.
Early Careers Teachers (ECT)
Statutory Induction of Early Careers Teachers
The appointment of an Early Careers Teacher brings with it opportunity, challenge, and statutory responsibilities for all concerned – ECT, School, Provider and Appropriate Body (AB).
We offer a wealth of experience and expertise in supporting schools to develop ECTs throughout their induction period and fulfil the relevant duties as laid out in the most recent government legislation.
As your designated AB, the Education Effectiveness Team will ensure compliance with statutory requirements and support schools with their induction responsibilities, which include:
- advice, guidance, training and high-quality support for induction tutors, mentors and ECTs
- administration, registration, assessment and administration of the data base and electronic system
- managed by experienced support staff providing induction advice to all school staff involved in the induction process
- reporting to the Teacher Regulation Agency (TRA) at each stage, from Registration to completion of the whole induction process
To discuss the service available and whether or not it meets your organisation’s needs please contact:
Senior Business Support Assistant
Telephone: 0116 305 6739
Local Authority Co-ordinator for ECT Induction: Heather Osgood
Named person for ECTs: Rebecca Wakeley.
SEND Support in Schools
The Inclusion Service
The Inclusion Service aims to support all children and young people, working together with parents, carers and educational establishments to ensure that children can access and be included in good or outstanding educational settings.