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Cabinet unveils shared ambition to improve education

Posted on : 13 Mar 2019

Cabinet unveils shared ambition to improve education
Cllr Philippa Marsden, Cabinet Member for Education and Achievement

Caerphilly county borough council has approved an ambitious strategy to help ensure all young people across the area achieve the best educational outcomes possible.

A new attainment strategy, entitled Shared Ambitions: working together to achieve the best outcomes for our young people (PDF)’, was agreed by the authority’s Cabinet today (Wednesday).

The document sets out how the council will work with schools and the Education Achievement Services (EAS) to deliver a clear vision for improving attainment and achievement.

Some of the key priorities within the strategy include: -

  • Improve outcomes at end of Key Stage 4 and 5
  • Improve the performance of boys and pupils receiving free school meals
  • Build on the recent increase in attendance
  • Reduce the number of exclusions across secondary schools
  • Focus on improving standards of literacy, particularly in years 7, 8 and 9
  • Improve the quality of teaching and learning

Cllr Philippa Marsden, Cabinet Member for Education and Achievement said, “We have bold ambitions to provide every learner with the best life chances and we are committed to doing this through the provision of high quality teaching, learning and leadership across our impressive 21st Century school settings.”

“To realise these ambitions we also need to understand the challenges specific to our communities and work with our schools, the EAS and Welsh Government to identify the best solutions to those challenges.”

“We want to ensure every learner leaves school with the qualifications they deserve and can move on to the destination of their choice. This strategy recognises the importance of strong relationships and the need for a shared ambition, as well as defining the unique approach that is #TeamCaerphilly.”



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