Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesThank you to @jonesgarethp @joshuaseigal @SerenaKPatel for the brilliant #AuthorWeekOnTour2021 sessions today Thank you to the host schools @ARHPrimary @AvenuePrimarySc @GranbyPrimary Linden Primary @RollestonPri & @StokesWoodPS as well as the other schools who joined https://t.co/6rfxqCCz6V3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @joshuaseigal: Can’t wait! https://t.co/QtbVK6z6fi3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @jonesgarethp: Today I got to read Rabunzel to loads of kids courtesy of the brilliant @LeicesterWiT & it was so brilliant to see them a…3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @MissSpurling: #Year4 had a fantastic time this afternoon in their virtual author talk with @joshuaseigal They even convinced him to per…3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @joshuaseigal: Thanks so much for having me - bring on tomorrow! #edutwitter https://t.co/H4gcSubcw33 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @EarlyTrain: Really brilliant day working with schools across Leicester - big thanks to all the team involved; so well organised and suc…3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @SerenaKPatel: Looking forward to a day with @LeicesterWiT tomorrow for the #AuthorWeekOnTour2021 especially excited for this because Gr…3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @joshuaseigal: can't wait! https://t.co/vGg8Z1Smwf3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @CJSMissQ: incredibly inspiring talk with Sarah McIntyre @jabberworks this morning as part of #authorweekontour2021 Thank you @Leicester3 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @jabberworks: @LeicesterWiT @CatherineJunio5 @ParksPrimary @SandfieldClose Thanks so much for hosting me! Here’s a link, if any of the s…3 days 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.