Our next meeting will happen on 7th May 2021 will be via MS Teams, starting at 10am.


The scheduled joint session with the SE19 SEND Network has been postponed until late 2021. More details will follow.

Please see the latest draft forward plan for 2021-22 for information about future meeting themes.


Education Network meeting dates for 2021:

7th May 2021 - 10.00am to midday

18th June 2021 - 10.00am to midday

17th September  - from 10am

The SESLIP AD Education Network links closely with the SE19 SEND Network. You can view the latest news and updates from the SE19 SEND Network here .

Updates and meeting documents

Our latest Education Updates:

AD Education Network Update 9-4-21

AD Education Network Update 1-4-21

AD Education Network Update 26-3-21

AD Education Network Update 19-3-21




AD Education Network Meeting documents:

12th March 2021

Notes from the meeting.
National reports that inform our thinking about the place of LAs in the local education system are listed under 'tools, templates and useful links'.

29th January 2021

Notes from the meeting. We were able to hear from Prof Toby Greany from the University of Nottingham (slides) and discuss his research on the middle tier of the education system in England.

27th November 2020

Notes from the meeting, plus slide presentation.

25th September 2020

Notes and CME Group presentation

10th July 2020

Meeting notes


Local Covid-19 Response Documents 

As well as the resources on our generic covid-19 page, here are some materials and tools developed for, and with, our schools in the South-East.
From Oxfordshire: their
webportal with local and national resources and guidance for schools for recovery and reopening.

Public health flowchart for schools in response covid-19 and a comprehensive resource pack for schools.

H&S, response to positive tests and risk assessment

From Portsmouth: briefing for schools about local saliva testing programme and Government testing plans.
From Oxfordshire: pro-forma for schools to inform LA of confirmed covid-19 cases.
From Bracknell Forest: example H&S Policy for schools, including covid-19 procedures, and risk assessment tool.
From Surrey: A guide to support mental health and wellbeing in school during recovery.
From W Berks: updated mainstream school and special school actions advice in response to covid-19 scenarios.

Remote learning and 'recovery' curriculum

From Slough: new and updated suite of early years resources in preparation for September and the rest of the new academic year,
From Slough: remote learning tips for pupils, teachers and parents.
From West Berkshire: preparing for recovery (presentation), an example recovery curriculum and support materials for primary schools. Support materials: oracy, oracy & wellbeing and bereavement workbook.

Support for transitions
W Sussex: A transitions guide for schools and advice for schools on transfer of assessment information. Guidance for schools and assessment tools about pupils' emotional and mental wellbeing.


'Our Frontline' is a partnership between Shout, Samaritans, Mind, Hospice UK and The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Find out more about them here. There are tailored support pages for staff working in schools; and staff working in social care.









Education Network Sub-groups

Children Missing Education Group

Next meeting:

22nd April starting at 10am (via MS Teams)

Notes from the 4th March 2021 meeting.

Notes from the 19th January 2021 meeting, plus summary update on projects

Notes from meeting on 16th November 2020

Terms of reference for the CME group


We recently circulated this letter from the DfE about elective home education (EHE) which sets out expectations of the role of local authorities (LAs).

With our LAs receiving an increasing number of notifications of children moving to EHE, we have put together this response on behalf of SESLIP which has been sent to the DfE.

Our  June 2021CME Sub-group meeting will include a presentation and discussion with DfE colleagues about EHE.


Education Data sub-group

Next meeting:

8th July 2021 - virtual meeting 9.30am start.

Notes from the meeting on 4th March 2021

Notes from November 2020 meeting

Contact Details

Education Network: Chris Owen
07825 862330