Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesFrom our very own @patronofreading -looks great! https://t.co/IekH8C9nxF1 day ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @OffSchoolUK: How about a bit of calm? This wonderful meditation activity for children is a great way to calm down at the end of the day…1 day ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @leicesterlibrar: Prepare to be part of the adventure! Get comfortable, find a quiet space and listen as the story surrounds you in our…1 day ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @leicesterlibrar: #TimeToRead To celebrate our fantastic storytellers have created a new storytelling video playlist - A Story a Day - f…1 day ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @WalkerBooksAus: Zombierella is the first book in a funny, deliciously dark, three-part series of twisted classics by award-winning poet…1 week ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @MrEPrimary: It’s that time of year again... hello balloons 🥳 https://t.co/oNGd2K0KII1 week ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @JosephACoelho: "Are you lost? Wondered in by accident perhaps? No! Ah maybe you are here for a story... I have just the thing for you t…1 week ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesToday sees our second bite-sized virtual Reading Champions' Conference. Schools in Leicester are hearing from @JosephACoelho about Bringing Poetry to Life: Using Poetry in the Classroom. @leicesterlibrar @MidlandsCLS1 week ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesNext Tuesday we welcome @JosephACoelho to our Reading Champions' Conference - have you booked your place? #poetry #reading #school #Leicester #whateverittakes https://t.co/Bxpn36Epdj2 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.