Education Change Programme
The Council has agreed a new Education Change Programme so that every child in Bexley reaches their potential and is able to develop the skills they need to gain a job.
The aims of the Education Change Programme are as follows:
- More of Bexley's children achieve their maximum potential by the end of primary school
- More of Bexley's children receive a selective education
- More of Bexley's young people go on to gain a place at the University of their choice
- More of Bexley's young people have the skills they need to go into further education, employment and apprenticeships
- Children with special education needs make excellent progress whichever school they attend
- Children who are at risk of poor outcomes are supported into the 'habit' of achievement as early as possible
How will we achieve the aims of the Education Change Programme?
The creation of a Collaborative between schools and the Local Authority: a formal partnership for schools to support, challenge and learn from each other. Management will come from Council officers, Members, Head Teachers and Governors. The Collaborative is a pioneering approach, and we will be among the first London Boroughs to implement this.
Reinforcement of Performance Management: Meetings are currently taking place between the Cabinet Member, Director of Education and Social Care and other Council Officers with the Head Teacher and Chair of Governors of 14 of Bexley's under performing schools. The aim of the meetings is to drive and support improvement.
Review of the Bexley Schools Services Network (BSSN): Work is required to complete a full needs analysis to ensure that the services required in schools can be provided through the BSSN.
Improving Governing Bodies: We aim to improve training, provide mentoring, the introduction of a Bexley Quality Mark for Governors and to strengthen the appointment process.
Revision of Selection Testing: We aim to revise the way that we administer the 11+ test and the allocation of places, while providing new services such as online practice test materials.
Special Educational Needs (SEN): High quality, local SEN provision is a priority, with a focus on SEN being provided by a Member led scrutiny sub-group. Following reviews of SEN there is in place an implementation plan driving the agenda to provide excellent provision locally. Bexley is a pathfinder for the SEN Green Paper, leading on piloting personal budgets for children with special educational needs.
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