Cornwall's Progress and Focus for 2018/19

Within each of the four priorities within the Education Strategy for Cornwall, there are specific objectives to help focus our work over the remaining three years, but the over-riding theme across all is the vision to raising aspiration, raise achievement, close the gap at every stage and developing excellence. Over the course of the 2018/19 academic year, it will be our aim to:

1. To champion world class education opportunities

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  • Reduce the attainment gap between vulnerable/disadvantaged groups and their peers
  • Focus on our agreed top priorities for children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
  • Improve attainment and progress measures for all children and young people at every phase
  • Reduce the number of permanent exclusions

2. To secure high quality provision, widen local opportunities and promote equalities

  • Strengthen our existing partnerships to further coordinate and improve Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) provision
  • Increase the proportion of schools participating in science, engineering, technology and maths (STEM) activities and students entering into STEM A Levels
  • Increase the percentage of students attending their first preference school
  • Increase the percentage of 16-17 year olds participating in education, employment and training

3. To develop system-wide school-led improvement

  • Work closely with schools to provide opportunities for workforce development to focus on our areas for improvement
  • Continue to work closely with a range of potential providers to expand the range of specialist SEN provision within Cornwall and ensure sufficient school places across the County

4. To promote, protect and improve our children and young people’s mental and physical health and wellbeing in educational settings

A strong local partnership of Cornwall Council, schools and settings, further and higher skills providers, employers and other stakeholders are at the heart of these plans, bringing together combined efforts and resources to improve outcomes for Cornwall’s children and young people.

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