Autumn term 2023 - primary headteacher meetings

Thursday 2nd November 2023

The autumn term Primary Headteacher meetings will be held this month on the following dates:

WEST                     Wednesday 8th November 2023
Manor Suite, Manor of Groves, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0JU

MID                         Thursday 9th November  2023
The Lion Inn, Main Road, Boreham, CM3 3JA

NORTH -EAST        Wednesday 15th November 2023
Colchester Football Stadium, United Way, Colchester, CO4 5UP                

SOUTH                   Thursday 16th November
Greenwoods Hotel and Spa, Stock Rd, Stock, CM4 9BE

You are likely to want to attend your local meeting, but if the date doesn’t work for you please do attend any of the other meetings. There is no need to book the morning EPHA meeting.

The agenda will include input from the Local Authority concerning a number of key issues, including the SEND Sufficiency Plan, information about support for autism, as well as the termly update from Clare Kershaw, Director of Education.

After the mid-morning break, Anita Patel-Lingam will join the meeting to discuss Elective Home Education and attendance compliance, followed by Julie Keating who will share the latest exclusions figures in Essex and recently published EAT guidance for schools.

In the afternoon Jo Barclay will run the termly safeguarding forum meeting – headteachers are very welcome to stay on and attend, and other staff from schools across the area will join the meeting.

If you plan to attend the afternoon meeting, please make sure you have booked a place via the Education Essex online booking system

The minutes of the EPHA AGM and Executive meeting(s) held on 5th October are now available on the EPHA website. The links are:

EPHA Annual General Meeting minutes

EPHA Executive minutes

EPHA Executive meeting with LA Officers

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need any more information about the meetings or other EPHA matters at

I look forward to seeing you in the next couple of weeks.

Pam Langmead
EPHA Professional Officer

Pam Langmead