UPDATE NO 465 06 August 2021

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If you would like to know more about these workstreams or the others in the Programme, click on the main section icons shown above.

At SESLIP we are always on the look-out for good ideas that might be better implemented regionally rather than locally. If you have any suggestions, please contact Richard Tyndall, SESLI Programme Manager (details below). 

Our Regional Improvement Plan for 2020-2021 can be found here.

UPDATE NO 465 06 August 2021

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Tackling violence against women and girls strategy

Update:

On 21 July 2021, DfE published Tackling violence against women and girls strategy

Action Required:

The strategy document is here, and an accompanying progress log is here

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National Adoption Strategy

Update:

On 26 July 2021, DfE launched the new National Adoption Strategy. The strategy paper is here 

Action Required:

Backed by £48m, it is set to improve adoption services in England by putting in place better recruitment across the country and removing any unnecessary delays, through more training for front line staff, improving approval process and funding for targeted recruitment campaigns.

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Criminalisation rate for children in residential care reduces further

Update:

On 22 July 2021, the Howard League for Penal Reform published new data showing that hundreds more boys and girls can look forward to a brighter future as government figures reveal the transformative impact of the Howard League’s programme to end the criminalisation of children in residential care.

Action Required:

In the year ending March 2014, 15 per cent of children in children’s homes received a caution or conviction; in the year ending March 2020, this proportion was reduced to 5 per cent.

Read more here

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Permanent Exclusion Statistics

Update:

On 29 July 2021, DfE published statistics for Permanent exclusions and suspensions in England: 2019 to 2020

Action Required:

They show an overall decrease (linked to school partial closure), but there was a 5% increase in PEx in autumn 2019-20. South-east had the lowest rate of PEx and boys have a three times higher rate of PEx.

The details are here.

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National pupil population estimates to 2026.

Update:

On 22 July 2021, DfE published national pupil population estimates to 2026. 

Action Required:

The growth in secondary population is projected to plateau from 2024.

Reminders from previous weeks

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Future dates for network meetings

Update:

Lead Members Group: Tuesday 17 August 2021 9:00-11:30. Expert workshop on UASC and the National Transfer Scheme. More information from Alison Michalska (contact details below)

Data Benchmarking: Tuesday 14 September 2021. More information from Alastair Lee (contact details below)

Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board: Tuesday 12 October 2021. More information from Rebecca Eligon (contact details below)

Action Required:

AD EducationFriday 17 September – 10.00am. More information from Chris Owen (contact details below)

AD Safeguarding: Friday 10 September 2021. More information from Mark Evans (contact details below)

QA Network: Friday 10 September 2021. 2pm – 5pm. More information from Amanda Meadows (contact details below)

Fostering Network: 10.30am Monday 4 October 2021. More information from Rebecca Eligon (contact details below)

SEND SE19: Preparing for Adulthood Forum 21 September 2021 13:30 – 15:30 More information from Tracey Maytas (contact details below)

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Strengthening Home Education published by the House of Commons Select Committee

Update:

On 21 July 2021, the HoC Education Select Committee’s published its report on home schooling, “Strengthening Home Education” 

Action Required:

It calls for the DfE to get on with implementation of the legal registration of all children who are EHE, and for LAs to assess home education provision annually and, since 5% of schools account for nearly half of de-registrations, raises a question about whether the practice at a limited number of schools should be reviewed.

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National funding formula tables for 2022-23

Update:

On 19 July 2021, DfE published the national funding formula tables for schools and high needs: 2022 to 2023. The tables showing provisional allocations for the schools, high needs and central school services blocks from 2022 to 2023.

Tools & Templates

We have produced a Regional Improvement Plan which will underpin activities in 2021-2022

National Adoption Strategy published by DfE on 26 July 2021

Tackling violence against women and girls strategy published by DfE on 21 July 2021

Strengthening Home Education published by the House of Commons Education Select Committee on 21 July 2021

National funding formula tables for schools and high needs: 2022 to 2023 published by DfE 19 July 2021

KCSIE 2021 published by DfE 6 July 2021 and NSPCC CASPAR Briefing explaining the changes

Initial teacher training (ITT) market review consultation by DfE which closes on 22 August 2021, launched 5 July 2021

System conditions and welfare inequalities in children’s services published by Nuffield Foundation on 30 June 2021

Behaviour management strategies, in-school units and managed moves – DfE consultation published 29 June closes 10 August 2021

Fostering the future – Helping local authorities to fulfil their legal duties published by Social market Foindation 25 June 2021

Special educational needs in England published by DfE 24 June 2021

The forgotten: how white working-class pupils have been let down, and how to change it (HC85) published by HoC Education Select Committee 22 June 2021

Children’s social care questionnaires 2021 published by Ofsted 18 June 2021

Secondary and primary school applications and offers data published by the DfE 17 June 2021

Schools, pupils and their characteristics published by the DfE 17 June 2021

The Case for Change published by the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care in England 17 June 2021

Promoting the education of children with a social worker Virtual School Head role extension published by DfE on 16 June 2021

Using targets to improve performance published by the Institute for Government 16 June 2021

Academy Trust Handbook published by DfE 16 June 2021

SEND Inspection Preparation: Self Evaluation Framework Peer Review Guidance

The MoC area of the Seslip website now includes the latest versions of key documents, including the:

Contact Details

Data and Information Manager: Luke Ede (East Sussex)

luke.ede@eastsussex.gov.uk

07925 148597

LGA Children’s Improvement Adviser: Alison Michalska (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

alisonmichalska@icloud.com

07920 727626

Children’s Services Performance Manager, Convener Of SE Quality Assurance Network: Amanda Meadows (Hampshire)

Amanda.meadows@hants.gov.uk

03707 794752

Education Network: Chris Owen (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

chris@bright-spark.net

07825 862330

SESLIP Education Data Group Lead: Daryl Perilli (Brighton and Hove)

Daryl.Perilli@brighton-hove.gov.uk

South East Grid for Learning – Consortium Manager: Krista Pickering (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

krista.pickering@segfl.org.uk

07872 014083

SESLIP Consultant: Isabelle Gregory (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

isabelle@firstcareconsultancy.co.uk

07931 586784

CSC Workforce, PSW and AD Safeguarding Network Lead: Mark Evans (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

Mark@markevansconsulting.co.uk

07803 147072

Adoption; Fostering; Kinship and Early Help Regional Networks: Rebecca Eligon (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

rebeccaeligon@gmail.com

07944 996219

SESLI Programme Manager: Richard Tyndall (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

richard.tyndall@richardtyndall.co.uk

07880 787007