Still time to give views on education vision
13 February 2020
Just over a week remains for people to have their say on an emerging vision for education in Powys.
Powys County Council wants the views of headteachers, governors, parents and learners by Monday, February 24. Their views will help improve the vision.
The council has been developing the new vision, which will guide the transformation of the service and improve the outcomes for the county's learners. It has been developed as the council looks to meet the critical challenges facing education in the county.
The emerging vision, which was accepted by Cabinet last month (January 21) has been shaped to date thanks to a series of council-arranged engagement events involving county councillors, headteachers, governors, school staff, staff working in the council's schools service and town and community councils.
The council wants the views from key stakeholders, including learners and parents, in order to improve the vision so that it can bring forward plans over the coming years that will deliver an excellent schools' system for Powys, serving learners will into the middle part of this century.
Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Education and Property, said: "Our emerging vision will guide the transformation of education in Powys and improve outcomes for our learners.
"We need to transform our current education provision so that it meets the requirements of the new national curriculum that will come in from 2022 while ensuring that all our learners are educated in a way that enables them to adapt and respond to the significant changes in society, economy, environment and technology.
"Not only do we want the views from our key education partners on our vision, we want the views of parents and will be listening to our learners about their educational needs.
"By working together, we can then give the best possible start to our learners."
To view the emerging vision document and to take part in the survey, visit https://en.powys.gov.uk/transformingeducation