2020-2021 SE DCS Peer Challenge

The 2020-2021 SE DCS Peer Challenges took place between 1 December 2020 and 28 February 2021.

This year's programme saw two innovations.

1. Alison Michalska of LGA (see below for contacts) supported Lead Members in providing scrutiny and challenge within each authority as the self-assessments were drafted and signed-off.

2. Coordinating with the Quality Assurance Group. We tested a process of detailed QA Group activity in Triad/Quartet groupings to maximise access to the underlying data which informs each authority's self-assessment statement. We plan to use our learning in future years to futher develop this approach.

 

 

 

 

Governance and planning

SESLIP 2019-2020 Memorandum of Understanding (the next edition is in production)

 

2020-2021 DCS Peer Challenge dates

 All of these events were held via MS Teams

Triad

Date

LA1

LA2

LA3

1

29 January 2021

Wokingham

East Sussex

Surrey

2

29 March 2021

West Sussex

Kent

Portsmouth

Quartet 3

1st February 2021

Slough

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Milton Keynes

4

09 March 2021 

Windsor and Maidenhead

Oxfordshire

Medway

5

Cancelled

West Berkshire

Buckinghamshire

Brighton and Hove

6

14 April 2021 

Bracknell Forest

Reading

Southampton (did not participate this year)

We provide access to our growing library of the region’s self-assessments and the Peer Challenge data packs in the password-protected  Peer Challenge Library.

This has been set up as a resource for nominated participants to the 2020-2021 SESLI Programme DCS Peer Challenge cycle.

If you are a nominated participant and have yet to receive log in details, please contact Isabelle Gregory (details below).

Contact Details

Data Benchmarking: Alastair Lee
Alastair.Lee@eastsussex.gov.uk
01273 481468
SESLI Programme Manager: Richard Tyndall
richard.tyndall@richardtyndall.co.uk
07880 787007
Isabelle Gregory
isabelle@firstcareconsultancy.co.uk
07931 586784
LGA Children's Improvement Adviser: Alison Michalska
alisonmichalska@icloud.com
07920 727626