New partnership between schools and LA for Summer 2008 (May 2008)
Published: Wednesday, 07 May 2008
Read more about the Education Services review, including increased delegation and devolvement of budgets to schools and district based school improvement support.
The Vision for Education Services "Through an enriched, challenging and fulfilling learning journey all 19 year-olds will emerge emotionally resilient, confident and competent citizens who are able to realise their full potential, contribute to and benefit from the future success of the city."
You may be aware of the Education Services review that has been taking place over the last few months. One of the main principles of the review has been that of increasing levels of funding to schools to facilitate greater autonomy and local decision making in response to locally agreed priorities. In July 2006 the City Council Executive agreed that the Education Services design would ensure that:
· Financial resources were as close to the child as possible;
· To the greatest extent possible, and with the exception of core and strategic Local Authority functions, budgets would be delegated or devolved to schools;
· School improvement support would be undertaken through the district structure
This Education Services summary paper provides some useful information about how the LA will begin to build a new partnership with schools. Headteachers have been invited to an initial meeting in district clusters to discuss the ways of working together in the future. These meetings:
· Introduced Headteachers, SSEOs, SEOs and the Traded Services manager
· Provided an overview of the Integrated Support Plan process
· Provided further information regarding the devolvement and delegation of funding
· Discussed and outlined the new processes that will be in place
Chair of Governors will be invited to district briefings over the summer term.
Download Education Services - Summer term 2008 (word doc)
View district working clusters (powerpoint)
View district working clusters (excel)