Education and Skills Priorities 2019/20

Listed below are the priorities for the Education and Skills Division of the local authority for the 2019/20 academic year: 

  • working with our education partners, including the North of Tyne Combined Authority, to 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)
  • work with our wider partners including health, social care and the private and voluntary sector to ensure that our most vulnerable families have an improved quality of life (no family left behind)
  • move closer towards our goal of every Newcastle school being rated as GOOD or OUTSTANDING by Ofsted (no school left behind)
  • ensuring that there are enough places in Newcastle schools for Newcastle children, including those with special educational needs and disabilities
  • working with schools and families to improve school attendance
  • 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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