BSP Support for Schools the Summer Term

BSP Support for Schools the Summer Term

1 – Advice and Guidance for Headteachers and Governors during lockdown period and phased return

The BSP has commenced drawing together guidance for schools in a number of areas, which includes –  SEND, meeting the needs of the most vulnerable, a catch-up curriculum, and NQT induction and support. Our guidance takes into account the statutory requirements for each area as well as the most recent advice and direction from the DFE.
https://www.bsp.london/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Guidance-for-School-Governors-during-School-Closures-due-to-COVID-19.pdf

2 – Series of Webinars providing training/guidance on important areas that school leaders need to manage during closure and phased return

Further Webinars/Training are planned and school will be sent information about these.

3 – SIS Virtual Contact with Headteachers and senior leaders focussed on educational provision and well being
The BSP has developed, and piloted with a number of schools in Brent, a Framework to enable schools to engage in a “Virtual Contact” meeting with the attached School Improvement Specialist of BSP member schools, or a temporarily allocated SIS to schools which are not members of the BSP. This meeting would allow a discussion between the SIS and the Headteacher/key leaders, providing an external perspective and support to the school on its management of educational provision during the lockdown, and its preparation for return to schools being fully operational.
Your SIS will contact you to offer you the Virtual Contact meeting during this term and send you the Framework for the meeting. As always, you will receive a follow up report after the virtual meeting, which you may wish to share with your GB.

This provision is intended to be supportive and give confidence to schools in their management of the complexities they face.It is for individual schools to decide whether such an opportunity would be helpful in  the context of the school’s needs and priorities. Schools engaging in the pilots have found the process very helpful and supportive.