21st Century Schools Programme Developments, Proposals and Consultations
Band B Programme 2019 - 2026
Caerphilly County Borough Council has embarked upon an exciting but challenging journey of improvement and change. The projects include new school builds, amalgamations, school refurbishments and expansions at sites across the whole county borough.
It is important to stress at this stage these are only proposals and consultation with all key stakeholders will be a critical part of the process as the plans develop.
Public consultations form a key part of a statutory process where we as an authority make sure everyone has a chance to give their views and opinions on a specific set of proposals.
Every opportunity is provided for people to have their say; views and opinions received are taken into consideration and reported to the Council's Cabinet, who then makes decisions based on this.
Views of children and young people
Young people have a right to act to express their views in all matters affecting them and for their views to be heard and given due weight in accordance with their age and maturity. The Council recognises the potential of young people to enrich the decision-making processes, to share perspectives and to participate as citizens and facilitators of change.
The Council has acknowledged that the voice of young people is about involving them as active participants in the development, delivery, management an improvement of their educational and student experience and needs to be at the heart of planning, provision and evaluation.
The 21st Century Schools Team in Caerphilly will ensure that when bringing forward any proposal, suitable arrangements are made to consult and involve pupils throughout the process and post occupancy.