The Educational Policy Committee covers all aspects of education from the early years to further education, and skills and support for the improvement of educational standards. In particular, the committee leads on school improvement, relationships with academies and free schools, admissions and place planning and the role of the local authority in education. This committee liaises closely with the SPI committee on school improvement and the R&S committee on budgets. It also works with the HCAN committee on the educational outcomes and wellbeing of children in care and provision for learners with special educational needs.

Meeting Dates

Policy committee meeting dates for 2024 are available here.


Chair: Heather Sandy, Executive Director of Children’s Services, Lincolnshire County Council

Vice Chair: Jo Sullivan-Lyons, Birmingham City Council

ADCS Policy Officer: Matt Cunningham supports the work of the committee. To contact Matt, email:

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