UPDATE NO 485 24 December 2021

Newsletters 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 […]

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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 2021-2022 (October 2021) can be found here

UPDATE NO 485 24 December 2021


Secondment or employment opportunities in support of the National Transfer Scheme


Two positions, one a regional manager, the other a placement officer, are being advertised by HCC

Action Required:

Closing date for both posts is 7 January 2022. For more information, please contact Kerry Utting on 07834 123158


Ofsted Education Recovery Series: Autumn 2021


On 16 December, Ofsted published three reports in its Education Recovery Series of research and analysis, covering schools, early years and FE and skills providers.

Action Required:

Findings include further confirmation of below average attendance, and this affects those with SEND and from disadvantaged backgrounds more, also new cohorts starting new schools (year R, year 7, and also year 8) display difficulties settling into their learning and are less school ready.


Key Data – a new online service from AYPH


On 14 December, Association for Young People’s Health moved its 25-year Key Data Series online. It collates publicly available data, extracting what is directly relevant to the 10-25 age group. It was launched at an online webinar on the main findings by AYPH’s Research Lead Dr Ann Hagell

Action Required:

AYPH are very interested in what users think of this as a resource, or any information about additional data sources that might be relevant.

Please contact info@youngpeopleshealth.org.uk with comments, suggestions and feedback, or complete the feedback survey.

Reminders from previous weeks


Future dates for network meetings


Lead Members Group: Expert Workshop #5: Mental Health Services for CYP. Fri 4 February 10:00. More information from Alison Michalska (contact details below)

Data Benchmarking: More information from Alastair Lee (contact details below)

Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board: More information from Rebecca Eligon (contact details below)

Action Required:

AD EducationFriday 4 February – 10.00am. More information from Chris Owen (contact details below)

AD Safeguarding: Friday 11 March 2022. More information from Mark Evans (contact details below)

QA Network: Thursday 6 January 2022. 2pm – 5pm. The meeting will consider performance of health and dental assessments for Children looked after. More information from Amanda Meadows (contact details below)

Fostering Network: More information from Rebecca Eligon (contact details below)

SEND SE19: 25 January 2022 (LAs only) more information from Tracey Maytas (contact details below)


Coram Incubator National Survey – closes 21 January 2022


Coram-i’s Coram Innovation Incubator (CII) is conducting its second National Survey, assessing the state of innovation in children’s services.

Action Required:

Coram-i would be very grateful if you could compete this survey, which is accessible via this link, by Friday 21 January 2022.

If you have any questions about the survey or the CII, please email innovation@coram.org.uk


The Staff College Women in Leadership Programme


The Staff College Women In Leadership Programme has been designed to be a safe space for women to discuss the unique set of challenges they face when progressing into senior leadership positions. 

Action Required:

Book here for cohorts starting on 4 May (Birmingham) and 11 October (London).  For more information contact Ellie Bevis (details below).


SESLIP Freelance Consultant Approved List now open


ESCC has advertised the SESLIP Freelance Consultant Approved ListPlease address all enquiries about this opportunity to Richard Tyndall, Programme Manager (details below)

Action Required:

Freelance consultants interested in seeking work with the SESLI Programme should consult the advertisement now live on the SE Shared Services eSourcing Portal.


Staff College – Secondment Opportunity


The Staff College is advertising a flexible secondment opportunity for a programme facilitator/trainer focusing on anti-racist, anti-discriminatory leadership and equality, diversity, inclusion and equity (EDIE).

Action Required:

More details about the secondment opportunity are here. The deadline for submissions is 14th January 2022. They are open-minded about the professional/organisational background of the individual. If you would like a conversation about this role, please contact david.tilbrook@thestaffcollege.uk

Tools & Templates

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

Ofsted Education Recovery Series: Autumn 2021 published by Ofsted 16 December 2021

Key Data on Young People Data Base and Launch Webinar published by AYPH 14 December 2021

Elective Home Education survey published by ADCS on 24 November 2021

Children looked after in England including adoption: 2020 to 2021. published by DfE on 18 November 2021

Mental health care of children and young people during the COVID-19 pandemic published by CQC 17 November 2021

Judicial Review of Portsmouth’s EHE policy and procedures [2021] EWHC 3057 (Admin) published by the High Court on 16 November 2021

Using Pupil Premium Effectively published by EEF on 5 November 2021

Social care common inspection framework review: Consultation closes 24 January 2022 published by Ofsted on 2 November 2021

Characteristics of Children in Need 2020-2021 published by DfE 28 October 2021

School Funding published by the Public Accounts Committee on 22 October 2021

Support for Care Leavers published by the House of Commons Library on 20 October 2021

Using pupil premium: guidance for school leaders published by DfE on 18 Ocotober 2021

Levelling up: Five questions about what the government means by the phrase published by the Institute for Government on 22 September

Guidance on the Child House model of support published by DfE on 13 September 2021 

Health needs assessment for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) published by DHSC on 9 September 2021

Proposed CPD increase consultation response published by Social Work England on 3 September 2021

School-led tutoring grant published by DfE on 2 September 2021

Guidance on the trial to extend powers of the SEND tribunal published by DfE on 1 September 2021 

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

The MoC area of the Seslip website now includes proposals for its relaunch on 1 April 2022.

Contact Details

Data and Information Manager: Luke Ede (East Sussex)


07925 148597

LGA Children’s Improvement Adviser: Helen Watson (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)


07810 011892

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


03707 794752

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


07825 862330

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


The Staff College Assistant Operations Manager: Ellie Bevis (The Staff College)


0161 729 1065

NHS (SE) CYP mental health: Gavin Lockhart (NHS England (South East))


07879 488307

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


07872 014083

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


07931 586784

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


07803 147072

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


07944 996219

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


07880 787007

S.E. Region SEND Network Programme Co-ordinator: Sheelagh Sullivan (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)