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Information about the Education Effectiveness Team (EET) and how they can support your child to have the best start in life they can.
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
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
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.
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:
Helen Kruse Senior Business Support Assistant Email: email@example.com Telephone: 0116 305 6739
Local Authority Co-ordinator for ECT Induction: Heather Osgood Named person for ECTs: Rebecca Wakeley.
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.