Enfield Virtual School - Free Training and PEP's & PPG Reminder

For all Headteachers & all Phases

Before you all switch off for a well-earned festive break, we just wanted to let you know about some of the free training opportunities coming up in January (please see below and attached)

Improving the Education of Children with a Social Worker – DSL/SMHL working group (Working group to discuss how to identify, scrutinise the outcomes and develop strategies to improve the educational outcomes of children with a Social Worker) Friday 19th January 2024 10:00am – 12:30pm Virtual Teams Meeting See attached for further information & please contact Malaika Williams on Malaika.Williams@enfield.gov.uk to sign up.

The Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) Project—Supporting the Mental Health of Vulnerable Children in School (How schools can use SDQs to monitor the mental health of vulnerable children) Thursday 25th January 2024 10:00 – 11:30am Virtual Teams Meeting See attached for further information & please contact Jane Manning on Jane.Manning@enfield.gov.uk to sign up Reciprocal Reading Training, Session 1 of 2 (Attendees must attend both sessions) (Reading Dialogue is a structured approach to teaching reading strategies (questioning, clarifying, summarising and predicting) that children can use to improve their reading comprehension) Wednesday 31st January 2024 1:30—3:30pm & Tuesday 27th February 2024 1:30 - 3:30pm

Virtual Teams Meeting Please use the following link for more information and to sign up Reciprocal Reading Programme - Spring 2024 | Enfield Professional Learning PEP’s & PPG Funding All Personal Education Plans (PEPs) for the Autumn Term were required to be submitted by the deadline of December 1, 2023.

The Virtual School is presently in the process of reviewing all submitted PEPs. I kindly request that you double check whether all pertinent sections have been completed fully. Common instances of incomplete entries observed are Attainment tab: data - Education tab: Question 15 How does the young person present in school on a day-to-day basis? - SEND tab: Question 8 Reading age - Outcomes tab: new targets.

Additionally, please bear in mind that the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) for all Looked after Children, including those with EHCP amounts to £520 per term. It is imperative that the PPG is linked to the specified targets, if not the PPG funds will not be released. For Designated Teachers in Special Primary or Secondary schools, access to the Recovery Premium is available, amounting to £96 per term for Primary and £184 per term for Secondary.

It is crucial to note that the PEP cannot be officially approved without the inclusion of all relevant information. Should you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

And finally enjoy your break!