Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesThank you @readingagency and @costacoffee for the amazing book gift boxes. These have now been distributed to Leicester families by our amazing city schools. #Jolabokaflod #lovetoread #Leicester https://t.co/JvJCx5SdAB1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @EcoSchoolsLCC: Don't forget the competition to win a sculpture of Suffragette Alice Hawkins closes today! Find details on the extranet:…1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesSome amazing opportunities for schools in February. Check out the programme of events! https://t.co/2rCHSi5Hut1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesGood Luck Paul from all of us at @LeicesterWiT. We will miss you so much! #LovetoRead https://t.co/tQpPT9AxNK1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @Reading_Rampage: Congratulations @gill__lewis our #ReadingRampageLeicesterLeics WINNER @LeicesterWiT @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS @Ei1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @Reading_Rampage: The MOST BORROWED #ReadingRampageLeicesterLeics books was BECAUSE OF YOU by EVE AINSWORTH Congratulations to @EveAin1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @JudgemeadowLRC: Our Students enjoying their goodie bags! We also had a little socially distanced party which involved Pizza and Cake ob…1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @Reading_Rampage: 2020 Winner THE CLOSEST THING TO FLYING by GILL LEWIS As nominated by participating #ReadingRampageLeicesterLeics sc…1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @JudgemeadowLRC: Our Reading Rampage Party this year to celebrate all the students that have participated despite the disruption Covid h…1 month ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @JudgemeadowLRC: We cant have a party without a Reading Rampage Quiz!! Thankyou Reading Rampage for making this year just as amazing as…1 month 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.