SESLI Programme Steering Group

This is the Regional Innovation and Improvement Alliance (RIIA) in the South East

Three children happily running towards the camera on a sunny countryside lane

On behalf of the 19 councils the SESLI Programme is directed by a Steering Group:

  • Alison Jeffery (DCS, East Sussex) in the chair
  • Sarah Hammond (DCS, Kent) vice-chair
  • Stuart Ashley (DCS, Hampshire and Isle of Wight)
  • Becky Shaw (Chief Executive, East Sussex and West Sussex) and Michael Bracey (Chief Executive, Milton Keynes)
  • Cllr Jacquie Russell (Lead Member, West Sussex County Council)
  • Alison Michalska (LGA Children’s Services Improvement Adviser)
  • William Brooks (LGA Improvement Adviser)
  • David Myers (DfE Regional Improvement Support Lead) is invited to attend these meetings.

Contact Details

Director of Children’s Services: Alison Jeffery (East Sussex)

01273 481316

Corporate Director, Children, Young People and Education: Sarah Hammond (Kent)

03000 416991

Chief Executive: Becky Shaw (East Sussex)

01273 481950

Director of Children’s Services: Stuart Ashley (Hampshire)

01962 846400

Chief Executive: Michael Bracey (Milton Keynes)

01908 691691

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

07920 727626

LGA Principal Adviser – South East (Bucks, Brighton and Hove, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Medway, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Southampton, West Sussex): William (Will) Brooks (LGA)

Cabinet Member for Children, Young People & Learning: Cllr Jacquie Russell (West Sussex)

033 022 23695

The Steering Group meets at least four times a year. 2023 dates are:

  • Monday 11 September 2023 at 3pm
  • Monday 11 December 2023 at 9am

Contact Details

For further details, please contact…

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

07880 787007