Education Strategy for Cornwall 2018-2022

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We have a four-year strategy for improving education outcomes for all children, young people and their families. It provides a partnership framework to steer our combined efforts and resources.

It is also a key component of the One Vision Partnership Plan.

The four education priorities for Cornwall

  1. To champion world class education opportunities for all children, young people and families.  Ensuring we meet the needs of vulnerable children and young people. We will provide isolated and disadvantaged adults with a quality second chance, if they are unable to benefit first time around.
  2. To secure high quality provision, widen local opportunities and promote equalities
  3. To develop system-wide school-led improvement, working closely with key partners
  4. To promote, protect and improve our children and young people’s mental and physical health and wellbeing. Recognising that this underpins the ability for us to achieve all other priorities.

Download the Education Strategy for Cornwall 2018-2022

Our commitments

The strategy includes our commitments to:

  • Improve attainment and progress measures for all children and young people at every phase. The aim is being in the top quartile by 2020 and/or better than the national benchmark
  • Reduce the attainment gap between vulnerable/disadvantaged groups and their peers
  • Increase the percentage of students attending their first preference school
  • Increase the percentage of 16-17 year olds participating in education, employment and training
  • Increase the proportion of schools participating in STEM activities:
    • science,
    • technology
    • engineering
    • maths
    and students entering into STEM A'levels
  • Reduce the number of permanent exclusions

How can you use the Education Strategy?

We encourage schools in Cornwall to:

  • Use it to help shape school plans
  • Discuss it in senior leadership meetings and with the school governing board
  • Publish a link to the strategy on the school website. Share with partners and parents.

We encourage Cornwall Council members and education officers to:

  • Be familiar with the strategy to direct their priorities. Answer any queries families may have

We encourage key partners and commissioned services to:

  • Use it to help shape business plans
  • Keep it in mind when working with schools or other voluntary groups
  • Reference it on their website. Share with colleagues

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