Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @ReadforGoodUK: We have put together a calendar of reading themed events for 2021/2022. Go to - https://t.co/j660Ys9L4Y If we have miss…4 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @thesparkarts: LEICESTER TEACHERS - The Spark Festival is back in schools 7-11 Feb 2022 - placing the arts at the heart of learning. Ext…3 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @RobBiddulph: ✏️PENCILS AT THE READY, TEAM! In this week’s episode of #DrawWithRob we're drawing a ladybird 🐞. So grab some paper and so…2 months ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @leicesterlibrar: Fantastic, we hope they enjoy them and taking part in this year's #WildWorldHeroes #SummerReadingChallenge 📚😀 https://…2 months ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @WillowbrookTMET: Summer Reading Challenge packs ready to go out to children in years 3, 4 and 5 with a surprise book in each one. Thank…2 months ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @mossmontmomery: GAAAAAAH ITS HERE My first hardback author copy of TEN DELICIOUS TEACHERS with @SarahWarbie has arrived and it looks *…2 months ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesThank you to @joanna_simmons for the fantastic #AuthorWeekOnTour2021 sessions today Thank you to the host schools @InglehurstJun & @RollestonPri as well as the other schools who joined https://t.co/oZcbR4Fnb82 months ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesJoining us in the city today (virtually) for our last #AuthorWeekOnTour2021 sessions is: @joanna_simmons https://t.co/WQL6HkIcSh2 months ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @leicesterlibrar: Here's the first of our #WildWorldHeroes themed stories as part of this years #SummerReadingChallenge. Told by the fab…3 months ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @Booktrust: ⭐📚 NEW: Today we're unveiling our list of the #100BestBooks from the past 100 years 📚⭐ We've put together a list of 100 ico…3 months 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.