Agenda item

Slough School Effectiveness Strategy 2022-25


That the Slough School Effectiveness Strategy be approved.


The Lead Member for Children’s Services, Lifelong Learning & Skills introduced a report that sought approval of the Slough School Effectiveness Strategy.


The strategy aimed to promote high standards in schools and foster strong relationships between schools, academies, the local authority and other partners.  The Lead Member thanked schools for the collaborative work they had done with the Council in a number of areas this year, including SEND and DSG.


The Associate Director, Education & Inclusion summarised the strategy.  The performance of schools in Slough was excellent and whilst the education system was fragmented there was a significant of cohesion and joint working that took place in the town.  Examples of strong collabation and engagement included the Covid response and participation in the Autumn visits programme.


The Cabinet welcomed the strong partnerships that had been built and highlighted that the Council had prioritised investment in schools over the past 20 years.  The results up to GCSE level in Slough were excellent, however, the drop off in post-16 and A-level performance was discussed and identified as a priority for future improvement.  Lead Members agreed the strategy as a basis for further strengthening the key relationship between schools and the local authority.


On behalf of the Cabinet, the Leader thanked schools in Slough for their support for the strategy and partnership.


Resolved –  That the Slough School Effectiveness Strategy be approved.

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