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Tendring Education Strategic Board

Page last updated: 08/02/2021

The Tendring Education Strategic Board (TESB) commenced in January 2020 with the purpose to:

  • raise educational outcomes for the children and young people of Tendring
  • impact on the wider society of Tendring through the improvement of education
  • influence other programmes to support children and young people and their families
  • connect with other organisations to target funding and initiatives towards Tendring e.g. lottery funding, commissioned contracts
  • identify and deliver collective solutions that increase the consistency of best practice and offer for children and young people in Tendring.

To meet the above objectives, the board have targeted their focus on 3 key areas. The priorities agreed by the TESB for the 2020/21 academic year are:

  1. Recruitment of high-quality staff – the chair of this working party is Kerrie McGrory
  2. Retention of high-quality staff – the chair of this working party is Stephen Chynoweth
  3. Improved pupil attendance and engagement of children, young people, and their families – the chair of this working party is Anita Patel-Lingam

There are two subgroups; one working on the development of the Post-16 local offer chaired by Robin Harbord. as well as a regional/national barriers subgroup looking at solutions to any potential barriers raised by the board, this is chaired by Philippa Holliday.

The board and working parties involve partners including:

  • Essex County Council
  • Tendring District Council
  • Tendring Education Settings
  • Career Ready
  • IntoUniversity
  • Department for Education
  • Enable East
  • Phelan Construction Ltd
  • Teach First
  • NHS
  • Colchester University
  • University of Essex
  • North Essex Teacher Training
  • Colchester Teacher Training Consortium
  • CHANGE Schools Partnership
  • Academies Enterprise Trust
  • Sigma Trust
  • Academy Transformation Trust

The board meets at least 4 times a year. The chair is Philippa Holliday, Assistant Director of Education North East. The vice chair is Rebecca Morton, Tendring District Council.

For any further information please contact Philippa.Holliday@essex.gov.uk in the first instance.

Activities of the Partnership/Board

The above goals will be achieved by undertaking the following activities:

  • establishing a working group for each of the 3 priority areas
  • undertake data analysis to understand the issues in each area - this will include obtaining updated data from schools and settings
  • determine appropriate, ambitious outcomes for each working group
  • determine indicators and for each outcome
  • determine the performance measures for each outcome
  • appreciative Enquiry to find out what is working well and where
  • develop pilots to test and learn in targeted areas
  • present opportunities and findings to the board
  • put in place new strategies and initiatives to make sustainable progress against the identified outcomes
  • ongoing measurement of success

Governance Structure

We have created a document to show the governance structure for the board and where this sits within other arrangements.