Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @RobBiddulph: HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY, EVERYONE! https://t.co/lihlu5UZ8K2 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @JustoneSteve: Hey! All you students and teachers in Leicester Schools - have a great #WorldBookDay Read lots! From your very own @patro2 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @RobBiddulph: For those that don’t know, I have been the official @WorldBookDayUK illustrator for the last three years. I guess tomorrow…2 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @JosephACoelho: Happy World Book Day Everyone.... https://t.co/dp5Jm0LR7r2 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @MrEPrimary: Happy #WorldBookDay 2021! What's your favourite book, the book you're currently reading or the last book you read? 📚 @Wor…2 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @AbbeyMead_TMET: We are excited for World Book Day 📚 We wonder which characters we’ll see 🤔😊 #WorldBookDay https://t.co/wB4i0mk9M12 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesHow are you celebrating books and reading for pleasure in your school today? https://t.co/TkBeUqBAyh2 days ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesRT @leicesterlibrar: This week's story time is brought to you by the fantastic Hema and is called 'Sanji And The Baker'. Enjoy! https://t.c…1 week ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesCongratulations to our poetry winners & runners-up - our winners: KS1 Sarah and Marwa, Y3 Simran,Y4 Dylan,Y5 Grace and Y6 Carmen and to all our runners-up @DovelandsLeic @WhitehallPriSch Bridge Junior, Herrick PS, Evington Valley, Nurturing Roots @EcoSchoolsLCC2 weeks ago
Whatever it TakesWhatever it TakesA huge thank you to all those schools who entered our Climate Action Poetry Competition and to our judges @JustoneSteve @OweniteAdam @EcoSchoolsLCC @LeicesterWiT Winners to be announced later today!!2 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.