Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesThank you so much @sophyhenn for this morning's session with Leicester schools for Our Best Book. It was fantastic to meet you and hear all about Pizazz. The draw-a-long was brilliant @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS @simonschusterUK https://t.co/TcCEL8fjT82 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesWe are incredibly pleased to be welcoming @sophyhenn (virtually) to Leicester for another Our Best Book 2022 author event @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS @simonschusterUK - see you all tomorrow!3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesA huge thank you to the amazing @josephobrady and brilliant @PatriceAggs for talking to the children of Leicester this morning about 'No Country' - Our Best Book 2022 @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS @DFB_storyhouse4 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @mellorschool: 5LD joined a live virtual event with Joe Brady and Patrice Aggs, the author and illustrator of the amazing graphic novel…4 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it Takes@MidlandsCLS This looks exciting!😀4 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesWe are super excited about the Our Best Book 2022 author talk tomorrow morning with @josephobrady and @PatriceAggs discussing the book No Country @leicesterlibrar @midlands - see you then!😀4 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesThank you to @edgechristopher for your brilliant virtual author visit this afternoon as part of Our Best Book 2022 @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS5 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @missvirdeerps: Thank you @edgechristopher for our invite to the best book event. The children had lots of interesting questions. @Missd5 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesWe are excited to announce that Author Month On Tour is returning to schools this June! A number of highly inspirational children's authors will lead a session comprised of an author talk, followed by creative writing and/or illustration masterclass for pupils. https://t.co/QIg4kwyt111 week ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesLet's hear from the winner's of Our Best Picture Book 2022, Alex Latimer and David Litchfield for Pip and Egg. https://t.co/hjmhfaQpZQ @almaxlat @dc_litchfield @MidlandsCLS @leicesterlibrar4 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.