Education and Skills Priorities 2021/22

Education and Skills Priorities 2021/22

Listed below are the priorities for the Education and Skills Division of the local authority for the 2021/22 academic year: 

  • work with mainstream schools to plan, resource and deliver flexible and bespoke curricula which meet the needs of all pupils enrolled.
  • by working in close partnership with local education, health and care services and providers, ensure that children with SEND and those in the care of the local authority attend school regularly, have low rates of exclusion from school and achieve good outcomes.
  • working with our wider system partners through the Children and Families Newcastle service, improve the outcomes of Newcastle’s children and young people who are most disadvantaged and thus give them a better start in life, at least equitable with their peers (no child left behind).
  • move closer towards our goal of every Newcastle school being rated as GOOD or OUTSTANDING by Ofsted (no school left behind).
  • embed robust processes for the accurate and reliable forecasting of pupil numbers, so that every Newcastle child, regardless of need, can access a high-quality school place in the City.
  • working with schools and families to improve school attendance and decrease exclusion rates in the city’s schools, especially for our most vulnerable children.
  • by listening carefully to children and their families, and through joined up working with our partners, ensure that our Local Offer for those with SEND is of good quality.
  • ensuring that there are opportunities for young people and adults in the City to gain meaningful skills and qualifications that will help them into or return to the world of work, and also opportunities to keep on learning for pleasure, enjoyment and personal fulfilment.

 

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