UPDATE NO 488 14 January 2022

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 488 14 January 2022

Programme:

Family Hubs – Welcome to Carly Bain

Update:

Welcome to Carly Bain who is the newly appointed SE Regional Co-ordinator of the Family Hubs Programme. If you are interested in learning more about the project or working with her, please contact her at carly.bain@iow.gov.uk 

Action Required:

The post is currently funded by the DfE until December 2022, and it has been established to assist the development and enhancement of Family Hubs across the region.

Programme:

upon Inspiring Leaders Aspirant DCS Programme

Update:

upon Inspiring Leaders have announced,

We’re thrilled that we will be looking for our next cohort of Aspirant Directors Programme candidates from February 2022. Are you an aspiring inspirational leader looking to be the positive changemaker the UK’s young people can depend upon? Starting in September 2022 and running until March 2023, upon will be back with 2 more cohorts of the upon Aspirant Directors Programme.” 

Action Required:

There will be an online webfair on Thursday 3 February 2022, 10.00 – 11.00 to register to attend, or to receive the recording of the webfair, please click here.

For further information on the programme in the meantime, please go to the How to Apply page.

Programme:

Revised memorandum of cooperation on agency social workers – deadline for responses Friday 21 January

Update:

A quick reminder that Friday 21 January is the deadline for responding to mark@markevansconsulting.co.uk with comments on the text of the revised memorandum of co-operation on agency social workers.

Action Required:

Following the deadline, mark will be in touch to confirm the arrangements for the simultaneoius signing on Friday 11 February. More details from Mac Heath or Mark Evans

Programme:

Reforming how local authority school improvement functions are funded

Update:

On 11 January 2022, DfE published its response to the consultation about the withdrawal of the School Improvement and Monitoring Brokering grant.

Action Required:

It includes the timetable for implementation of its withdrawal and flexibilities about some de-delegation reporting to ESFA in 2022.

The full response is here.

Programme:

KCSIE consultation on revisions for the 2022 edition

Update:

On 11 January, DfE launched a consultation on proposed revisions to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for the 2022 edition.

Action Required:

The closing date is 8 March 2022.

Reminders from previous weeks

Programme:

Future dates for network meetings

Update:

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. The Children Missing Education Group meets on Monday 10 January ay 10am. More information from Chris Owen (contact details below)

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

QA Network: Wednesday 16 March 2022. 2pm – 5pm. 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)

Tools & Templates

We have produced a Regional Improvement Plan (October 2021) which will underpin activities in 2021-22.

Consultation on proposed revisions to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for the 2022 edition published by DfE 11 January 2022

DfE published its response to the consultation about the withdrawal of the School Improvement and Monitoring Brokering grant on 11 January 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)

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

Service Manager, Early Help, Family Hubs and Supporting Families: Carly Bain (Isle of Wight)

carly.bain@iow.gov.uk

07970 009956

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

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

ellie.bevis@thestaffcollege.uk

0161 729 1065

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

gavin.lockhart1@nhs.net

07879 488307

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

LGA Corporate Improvement Adviser: Philip (Phil) Simpkins (LGA)

philip.simpkins@btinternet.com

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

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

sheelagh.sullivan@outlook.com