A brief summary of the main headlines and highlights for this week are shown below. Any tools, templates or documents needed for the actions required are provided here also. 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.

UPDATE NO 285 19th January 2018

Programme

SE DCS Peer Challenge 2018

Update

Planning is underway for 4 Director's Peer Challenges in 2018. The confirmed participants and dates are in bold on the accompanying chart. Nominations are invited to join the visiting team to Oxfordshire in July, names to Richard Tyndall in the first instance please. For more details please go to the SE ADCS Peer Challenge page. Colleagues requiring a more detailed briefing should contact Anna Wright (details below).

The 2018 MoU is now available for particpants to download, sign and return.

Action Required

Triad Host Visitor Observer Challenge Session Date Fieldwork Date
1 Oxfordshire  Milton Keynes Portsmouth  to be arranged 23 & 24 July 2018
2 West Berkshire Southampton East Sussex to be arranged to be arranged
3 Hampshire Windsor and Maidenhead Brighton and Hove to be arranged to be arranged
4 West Sussex Kent Bracknell Forest  to be arranged to be arranged

Reminders From Previous Weeks

Key dates

Leadership Development

Workstream

We continue to offer our successful portfolio of Leadership Development Courses all of which have been positively evaluated by delegates.

We are offering LAs the opportunity to train their own trainers for all our courses. Our aim is to increase the capacity and capability across the region  to ensure future sustainability within LAs. Courses can also be delivered with adult services and/or for schools. Please contact Di Smith, details below, if this is of interest to you

Activity

All courses are run in-house in the LA who provides the venue. Each course is accompanied by a range of training resources for the delegates including a comprehensive handbook. The current courses on offer are as follows and details of each course and the costs for each can be found by downloading the April 2016 Leadership Development Prospectus

Coaching to Improve Performance

Embedding a Coaching Culture

Leading Change in Times of Austerity

Step Up to Leadership   

We can also arrange one-to-one coaching, especially to support newly appointed 2nd and 3rd tier managers

If you require further details or wish to book a course please get in touch with Di Smith (contact details below)

Tools & Templates

The LGA has launched a campaign "Bright Futures - A call to properly fund the services that change children’s lives."

The campaign features a local case study Delivering children’s services differently – Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

'Transforming the mental health services for children who have been abused', a report which examines the extent to which Clinical Commissioning Groups in England are taking into account the particular needs of children and young people who have been abused and neglected when planning local mental health services. 

SESLIP Leadership Development Prospectus

SEND19 Calendar of Events October 17 - March 2018

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:

For further infomation on refugees and unaccompanied children visit: LGA - National or SECouncils - Regional

Local area SEND inspection outcome letters

UKCCIS has released some key questions for Governors.

UK Safer Internet Centre checklist

SESLIP Contact Details

Adoption Project/Efficiency Project: Rosemary Perry
rosemary.perry1@outlook.com
07739 853434
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND): Tracey Maytas
Tracey.maytas@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
02392 437680
SESLI Programme Manager: Richard Tyndall
richard.tyndall@richardtyndall.co.uk
07880 787007
South East Grid for Learning - Consortium Manager: Heather Hadfield
heather.hadfield@segfl.org.uk
07931 506487 or 0118 978 9679
SE DCS Peer Challenge: Anna Wright
Annawright@me.com
07415 099245
Children's Social Care Workforce Project: Mark Evans
Mark@markevansconsulting.co.uk
07803 147072
Data Benchmarking: Alastair Lee
Alastair.Lee@eastsussex.gov.uk
01273 481468