Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesSchools in Leicester are hearing from @MrEPrimary about Re-engaging their school community in reading this morning. Our first virtual Reading Champions' Conference. More bite-sized conferences happening each month with different topics. @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS https://t.co/v5W03t9IZK6 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it Takes@MBooks2love @MrEPrimary Everyone who booked on via Eventbrite have been sent a link to the session.6 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesWe are so excited to be part of this fantastic initiative again this year alongside @leicesterlibrar and @MidlandsCLS A fabulous selection of books again this year, set to inspire and entertain Year 5/6 pupils! https://t.co/2VhAQtPEW81 week ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesOn Wednesday we are welcoming @MrEPrimary to our Reading Champions' Conference - have you booked your place? #reading #school #Leicester #whateverittakes https://t.co/zUvkp48vGZ1 week ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @leicesterlibrar: There's still time for your child to complete the #SummerReadingChallenge, as it runs until 30 September. Stuck for i…2 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @StokesWoodPS: We have been on Sky News today! Here’s the video of our feature https://t.co/WrfFTu4zaX @leicesterliz @leicesterssp @N3 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @leicesterlibrar: Paul is back with our second instalment of this week's online storytelling, as part of the #SillySquad #SummerReadingC3 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @OrchardMead_Lib: The mobile library is ready for action. Visiting the Year 9 and 10 zones today #letsgetreading https://t.co/rxG1K7Nlvy3 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @InglehurstJun: What a week we have had so far! The children have loved reading our class book - #KidNormal 📖 They have thoroughly enjoy…3 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @MowmacreHill: Welcome to the latest member of our Mowmacre Family - it’s “Book Bot” Great way to promote reading - there are going to b…3 weeks ago

Closing the Gap

Funded by Leicester’s maintained primary schools, Closing the Gap is a programme of projects and initiatives which aim to:

✓ Address city-wide priorities identified by school leaders

✓ Develop and maintain long-term, city-wide activity which contributes to improving pupil outcomes

✓ Ensure de-delegated funding is used effectively, where it is needed most

Closing the Gap is governed by a Steering Group of primary headteachers and representatives from the LA and teaching schools. The group work collaboratively to identify common needs and priorities for the city’s schools and then commission work accordingly.

Closing the Gap is funded by maintained primary schools but academies are able to buy in to most projects or initiatives.

Closing the Gap - English

The English Strand draws on the expertise of city head teachers, practitioners, consultants and key organisations to ensure a joined up approach to improving outcomes in English for children in Leicester.

Projects offered as part of the English Strand respond to the need to close gaps in English but focus this year on the gap in learning following the prolonged school closures. This will be achieved by developing English subject knowledge and subject specific pedagogy.