Working towards better data sharing
With Vicky Marsh, its new Local Education System Leader (Inclusion) in post, the Local Authority has been able to analyse data around fixed term and permanent exclusions and hold a ‘learning from’ event among local authority officers to identify gaps in system connectivity. This event will now be held termly, sub-group members learnt in the meeting of 25th February 2020.
Sub-group members will share with their head teacher colleagues the benefits to all Bexley children of sharing this data so that children can be supported earlier in their journeys towards permanent exclusion. Vicky will be visiting other boroughs to learn about their processes and ways of data sharing to inform changes in practices in Bexley.
A strategic map of services available to children and young people was also shared and will form the basis of an Inclusion Handbook, which is being collated by the sub-group.