Powys County Council has completed its strategic review into Education.
Following the Strategic Review of Education in Powys, which was carried out during the autumn term 2019 and the spring term 2020, the council has launched a new Strategy for Transforming Education in Powys 2020-2030.
The ambitious ten-year strategy to transform education in Powys includes a strengthened vision and guiding principles, and sets out the council's priorities for the next ten years, which will focus on four strategic aims:
- Improve learner entitlement and experience
- Improve learner entitlement and experience for post-16 learners
- Improve access to Welsh-medium provision across all key stages
- Improve provision for learners with special education needs / additional learning needs.
The strategy also includes a commitment to a major capital investment programme to ensure that schools in Powys have inspiring, environmentally sustainable buildings that can provide opportunities for wider community activity.
You can download a copy of our Strategy for Transforming Education in Powys below:
Work will now begin on drafting proposals to bring to Cabinet for approval based on the new strategy.
How did we get here?
During the autumn term 2019 and spring term 2020, the council carried out two phases of engagement as part of its Strategic Review of Education in Powys.
During the autumn term 2019, the council engaged with a number of stakeholders, including headteachers, governors, school staff, county councillors, Schools Service staff and town and community councils, to identify the challenges facing education in Powys. This engagement exercise included sharing data about the Powys schools infrastructure.
To view the latest data, please click here.
The findings of the engagement exercise carried out in the autumn term are outlined in the documents below:
Based on these findings, the Council prepared a Case for Change document, which outlines the key challenges facing education in the county. This is available below:
These documents and a draft document outlining the vision for education in Powys were considered and approved by the council's Cabinet in January 2020, and the Cabinet approved carrying out further engagement on the vision document.
Between February and March 2020, the council carried out a second period of engagement on its emerging vision and guiding principles for education in Powys. This engagement period was based on the following document:
The responses received during the engagement period were analysed, and an engagement report has been prepared which summarises the responses received. This is available below:
The 'Vision for Education' document was also updated based on the feedback received, and evolved to become the 'Strategy for Transforming Education in Powys 2020-2030'.
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