GM Pathways to Talking project progress…..

Time is flying and we have already reached the end of the Quarter 1 of the EOF project and at the end of June had our first monitoring meeting with the DfE. Becky also reported today to the GM School Readiness Board.

Thankyou to everyone involved for your support and enthusiasm for the GM project.

The good news is that we are on schedule and achieved our planned activity for Quarter 1. Our achievements include:

  • Establishing governance structures for the project and aligning this with the existing GM School Readiness programme;
  • Developing and agreeing key evaluation questions with Manchester Metropolitan University for the strategic review of the existing GM SLC pathway;
  • Holding a successful project launch event and engaging with Early Years and Speech and Language Leads from all 10 GM localities;
  • Defining the role of locality project leads and asking every locality to identify a named project lead;
  • Identifying funding and allocating budget for central and locality implementation priorities;
  • Designing a locality SLC stocktake and sharing with localities;
  • Developing a GMPathwaysto Talking Blog to share project news, relevant policy and research developments and to create a space to share best practice and begin to develop a model of peer support.

We are now in quarter 2 and looking forward to visiting every locality to discuss their locality stocktake self evaluation with multi-agency partners and to identify and agree locality implementation priorities. We will also be starting the work on leadership coaching and planning some centrally led CPD.

Our next wider project meeting for locality project leads is Tuesday 20th August from 9.30-4.30pm. Invites will be sent out this week- please look out for these.

Thankyou from the GM Pathways to Talking Project Team

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