Regional Action Learning Sets

The partnership, led by CDC are providing strategic support through Regional Action Learning Sets (ALS) in each of the nine regions.

An Action Learning Set is designed to support local areas with the review and development of local plans, which local areas may have started as part of the earlier CDC project. We will also share national policy updates and information about a significant amount of training designed primarily for settings managers that is available across the regions. 

Representatives will then come together to review progress in their local area, using a self-review tool developed by CDC, and to plan action for local follow up.

Find the resources used for regional ALSs here.

Why attend an Action Learning Set?

  • Celebrate good practice across the region and learn from each other;
  • Review local progress on early years, SEN and disability;
  • Learn about the training being provided by our partners;
  • Learn about additional support that may be available to you in progressing local plans;
  • Take a strategic approach to access and inclusion in the early years.

Key to our success will be the extent to which we can bring together different teams, from education, health and social care, and from each local area. Our goal is a high level of joint attendance at rALSs and joint action plans to support a strategic approach.

Who should attend?

It is for each local area to decide who should attend, and we understand that attendance will be partially determined by availability. We would recommend attendance is drawn from:

  • Health, for example, health visitor, therapist, DMO, DCO;
  • Local authority SEN team;
  • Local authority early years team;
  • Early years providers;
  • Social care;
  • Information, Advice and Support Services;
  • Representatives of parents/carers

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