Spring term 2024 - primary headteacher meetings

Friday 16th February 2024

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

WEST                     Wednesday 28th February   Manor Suite, Manor of Groves, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0JU

SOUTH                   Thursday 29th February   Greenwoods Hotel and Spa, Stock Rd, Stock, CM4 9BE

NORTH -EAST        Wednesday 6th March   Colchester Football Stadium, United Way, Colchester, CO4 5UP

MID                         Thursday 7th March      The Lion Inn, Main Road, Boreham, CM3 3JA             

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 and the DfE wraparound childcare proposal, as well as the termly update from Clare Kershaw, Director of Education. The spring term EPHA newsletter will be circulated at the meeting.

Following a break in the morning, Emily Welton, ESSET Professional Officer, will attend the meetings to give an update on the in-reach/outreach proposal to support mainstream schools with SEND.

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.
There is no longer any need to book your place at the safeguarding forum, but please make sure that you sign the register when you attend.

The minutes of the EPHA AGM and Executive meeting(s) held on 18th January are now available on the EPHA website. The links are:
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 pam@langmead.me.uk

I look forward to seeing you in the second half of term.

Pam Langmead
EPHA Professional Officer

Pam Langmead