Have your say on the future of education in Warwickshire

Warwickshire County Council is launching a consultation on its new Education Strategy for 2018-2023. The purpose of the Education Strategy is to clearly set out aspirations and priorities for education in Warwickshire, and to summarise how council teams will be working with partners to achieve them.

The council wants to hear from parents, schools and colleges, early years settings, childminders and students so that all relevant stakeholders have a say on the new strategy.

The proposed priorities for Education and Learning are:

1: Promoting the best possible start in life through early education

2: Unlocking talent, building resilience, and fulfilling the potential of our vulnerable learners:

(i) Children out of school

(ii) Children at risk of under-achievement

(iii) Looked After Children, through the Virtual School,

(iv) Children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

(v) People with social, emotional and mental health needs.

3: Supporting successful system leadership, empowering communities, so that the Warwickshire Family of Schools can thrive, and no school is left behind.

4: Promoting employability; offering the best possible opportunities for all learners so that the local economy can grow, and young people can take on the responsibilities of adult life.

Councillor Colin Hayfield, County Council Portfolio Holder for Education and Learning, said; ‘In Warwickshire we put children at the heart of everything we do. We recognise that the world of education has changed in recent years and are serious about co-producing this Education Strategy. We want to hear from parents, children and young people so we can then work alongside you to improve learner outcomes, life chances and employability’.

To ensure you have your say on education in Warwickshire please visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ask to complete the questionnaire.