Special Edition - DSLS Spring Leadership Briefing Update

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Spring term - 7 March 2023

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Autumn Term School Leadership Briefing

DSLS Spring Schools Leadership Briefing
28 February 2023

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to last week's Briefing event at the Westpoint Conference Centre. We hope that you found the speakers informative and helpful. Links to further resources as referenced at the event are now available to view/download below.

Let us know your feedback via the Online Feedback Form if you didn't have the chance to complete a hardcopy version at the event. Your comments and suggestions will be shared with members of the DSLS Executive Committee and will help shape future events.


Rachel Shaw

Rachel Shaw

Head of Education (Delivery), DCC

Updates and Developments

Presentation Slides

Jackie Ross

Jackie Ross – SEND Strategic Director (Interim), DCC

'SEND Improvement Plan - The actions, the success criteria and the KPIs and general SEND update'

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Jackie Ross

Mime Consulting

Steve Preston

Managing Director, Mime Consulting

"Devon SEND Analysis “What the data says about SEND in Devon”

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Laura Donovan-Holmes 

Head of Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth and Torbay, South West Regions Group, DfE

'An update from the Department for Education Regions Group on their priorities for the South West and for Devon and overview of the current policy priorities for schools and academies.'

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Nick Crippa

Head of Service, DCC Early Help & Partnerships

'Early Help and Partnerships Update'

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Children's Services Contact Details

Request For Support Form - Hints and Tips

DCC Early Help Strategy 2023

Stephen Lee 

Senior HMI, Ofsted Assistant Regional Director, South West

'Key messages for school leaders from Ofsted’s Annual Report 2022'

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Stephen Lee

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Last chance to book


Meeting for School Leaders with Donna Manson,

Chief Executive, Devon County Council

17 March 2023

School leaders from all Devon schools are invited to attend one of 3 meetings with Donna Manson, Chief Executive Devon County Council; Rachel Shaw and Matthew Shanks Interim Heads of Education; and, Jackie Ross, Interim Deputy DCS and SEND Strategic Director to consider education in Devon schools. After a period of change within DCC, this is an opportunity to hear from DCC leaders and contribute to discussions.

NORTH – Barnstaple Hotel, Barnstaple EX31 1LE

Arrival from 8.45am for session 9.00am – 11.00am
Serving of tea/coffee on arrival.

SOUTH – Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7XS

Session 1: Arrival from 1.15pm for session 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Session 2: Arrival from 4.15pm for session 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Serving of tea/coffee on arrival.

Please complete the On-line Booking Form to reserve your place.

Places are limited at each venue and will be issued on a first come basis.

Bookings are essential and will close at 12 noon on 13 March 2023.

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DSLS Summer Leadership Briefing

28 June 2023  - venue TBC

Online Bookings are also now being taken for the DSLS Summer School Leadership Briefing on Wednesday 28 June 2023. Agenda and guest speaker details to follow. Please see the Booking Form for Terms and Conditions.

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DSLS Annual School Leadership Conference 2023

12 & 13 October 2023

Saunton Sands Hotel, Nr Braunton, North Devon EX33 1LQ

BOOK ONLINE for the 2023 event and check the DSLS website for regular news and updates. 

One booking form per delegate required. Terms and conditions apply, please see the online booking form for further details.

Details of Conference Programme & delegate pricing to follow.

Target audience: primary and secondary school leaders and other members of the school leadership team

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