About the Data Benchmarking Group

Welcome to the South East Data Benchmarking Group

The purpose of the group is to provide:

  • accurate and timely data to support self assessment and peer review
  • data and benchmarking support to specific south east region projects
  • support to Directors in the preparation of data for Ofsted and other inspection activity
  • a network for strategic managers and information and data professionals to develop regional benchmarking reports which support the SESLIP
  • a mechanism for data managers in the South East Region to discuss and provide feedback on data issues to the DfE, Ofsted, the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board and other bodies as appropriate.

Data Benchmarking reports are produced for a range of data covering Children's Social Care, Adoption and Special Guardianship, Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), and Children's Social Care Workforce.

The group publishes two categories of report:

  • Restricted reports - produced using unpublished data collected from Local Authorities as part of the regular Benchmarking exercise

If you have any queries or technical problems associated with the data benchmarking group, including requiring a login for the Restricted Reports area, please contact Joseph Cornford-Hutchings or Madeleine Sweeney-Baird at: CSDataBenchmarking@eastsussex.gov.uk

Next meetings

Regional Meetings

Upcoming meetings in the Data Benchmarking programme are as follows:

SE Regional Data Network:

  • Tuesday 12th July 2022
  • Thursday 15th September 2022
  • Tuesday 13th December 2022

SE SEND Benchmarking Workshop:

  • Tuesday 7th June 2022

All meetings are currenly being held virtually due to Covid-19. 

Please send suggestions for the next meeting's agenda to Joe Cornford-Hutchings or Madeleine Sweeney-Baird at: CSDataBenchmarking@eastsussex.gov.uk

Contact Details

Data Benchmarking: Alastair Lee
01273 481468
SESLIP Education Data Group Lead: Daryl Perilli