Our next meeting will happen on 4th February 2022, via MS Teams, starting at 10am.


The scheduled joint session with the SE19 SEND Network has been postponed until early 2022. More details will follow.

Please see the latest draft forward plan for 2021-22 for information about future meeting themes.


Education Network meeting dates for 2022:

4th Feb 2022 - 10.00am to midday

18th March 2022 - 10am to midday

6th May 2022 - 10am to midday

1st July 2022 - 10am to midday

14th Oct 2022 - 10am to midday

The SESLIP AD Education Network links closely with the SE19 SEND Network. You can view the latest news and updates from the SE19 SEND Network here .

Updates and meeting documents

Our latest Education Updates:

AD Education Network Update 3-12-21

AD Education Network Update 26-11-21

AD Education Network Update 19-11-21

AD Education Network Update 12-11-21




AD Education Network Meeting documents:

17th September 2021

Notes from the meeting

18th June 2021

Notes from the meeting.

7th May 2021

Notes from the meeting.

Summary of the In-year Fair Access project and recommendations.

12th March 2021

Notes from the meeting.
National reports that inform our thinking about the place of LAs in the local education system are listed under 'tools, templates and useful links'.

29th January 2021

Notes from the meeting. We heard from Prof Toby Greany from the University of Nottingham (slides) and discussed his research on the middle tier of the education system in England.


Local Covid-19 Response Documents 

As well as the resources on our generic covid-19 page, here are some materials and tools developed for, and with, our schools in the South-East.

Latest DfE blog setting out temporary covid-19 measures in schools and colleges:  


Local communication with schools about covid-19

From West Berkshire: update letter for headteachers following the Prime Minister's announcements on 30th November. Detailed briefing for schools.

From W Sussex: letter for parents include advice about Christmas events at schools.









Education Network Sub-groups

Children Missing Education Group

Next meeting:

19th January 2022 starting at 10am (via MS Teams)

Agreed notes from the meeting held on 7th September 2021.

Agreed notes from meeting held on 9th June 2021

Notes from the meeting held on 22nd April 2021.

Notes from the 4th March 2021 meeting.


Terms of reference for the CME group

Groups of member LAs have been been supported to share practice and development recommendations for local and national improvement.

The In-year Fair Access group highlights good practice local arrangements and makes recommendations with a view towards the Government updating the Schools Admissions Code: here.

An overview of LA guidance and advice for schools about Flexi-schooling has been produced with recommendations for SESLIP LAs: report.


We recently circulated this letter from the DfE about elective home education (EHE) which sets out expectations of the role of local authorities (LAs).

We welcomed a DfE representative from the EHE team to our 9 June 2021 meeting. We look forward to continuing to cooperate with the Dept and here is a copy of the presentation that was shared.


Education Data sub-group

Next meeting:

18th November 2021 - virtual meeting 9.30am start.

Notes from the meeting on 4th March 2021

Notes from November 2020 meeting

Contact Details

Education Network: Chris Owen
07825 862330