WE2 – An empowering curriculum
Our challenge is to promote a broad, empowering and creative curriculum, focusing on times of transition, and prioritising vulnerable groups:
- Education Entitlement Team
- Closing the Gap Board
- Corporate Parenting Panel
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Board
- RISE Board
WE2(a) Education Entitlement Team
The wellbeing of learners currently missing education will improve as will their educational outcomes.
By September 2019, all children and young people of school-age will have a suitable educational placement, and will be enjoying their learning. We will support children and young people who find conventional schooling difficult so that they can still achieve their potential.
Fair Access Protocol Steering Group
Each local authority must have a Fair Access Protocol (School Admissions Code 2012) that is agreed with the majority of schools in its area. The Protocol is required to ensure that, outside the normal admissions round (“in year”), unplaced children, especially the most vulnerable, are offered a place as quickly as possible.
The purpose of the Fair Access Protocol Steering Group is to:
- consult on the Fair Access Protocol
- oversee the administration of the Protocol
- review and evaluate the effectiveness of the Protocol
The current Fair Access Protocols for primary and secondary can be found on changing schools page.
- Terms of Reference to be confirmed
- Meeting Dates to be confirmed
- Contact: Marie Rooney, [email protected] or Cheryl Wild, [email protected]
Membership for the Primary Fair Access Protocol Steering Group is to be confirmed.
Secondary Fair Access Protocol Steering Group
|North Leamington School||Joy Mitchell|
|The Avon Valley School||Alison Davies|
|Higham Lane School||Phil Kelly|
|The Polesworth School||Maura Favell|
|The Queen Elizabeth Academy||Dan Watts|
|Henley School||Steve Jeffries|
|King Edward VI Grammar School||Bennet Carr|
Area Behaviour Partnerships (ABPs) Steering Group
The key purpose of this group is to ensure the secondary ABPs provide support to all young people who have been permanently excluded or are at high risk of exclusion from school.
The group will:
- make strategic decisions on behalf of each area partnership
- challenge and monitor the use of funding
- monitor the outcomes of young people who have been permanently excluded from school
- Terms of Reference to be confirmed
- Meeting Dates:18 September 2018 (further dates to be confirmed)
- Contact: To be confirmed
WE2(b) Closing the Gap Board
The gaps between the achievements of learners eligible for pupil premium: and those of their peers, will narrow, particularly at age 11 and 16.
We will celebrate the achievement of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding and we will give those who need it, extra support to catch up. We will check this on an annual basis.
In 2015 Warwickshire implemented a Closing the Gap Strategy which will now be reviewed and updated so it is in line with the new Education Strategy. This will include a review of the terms of reference of the Closing the Gap Board, which was set up to support the delivery of the Closing the Gap strategy.
- Meeting Dates: 3 October 2018, 5 December 2018, 27 February 2019, 19 June 2019
- Contact: Sophie Thompson, [email protected]
|Intervention, Data and Project Management Officer, WCC||Sophie Thompson|
|Senior School Improvement Officer, WCC||Margot Brown|
|Strategic Lead, Learning and Performance, WCC||Hayley Good|
|Schools and Settings Partnership Mananger, WCC||Sarah Tregaskis|
|Headteacher, Nathanial Newton Infant School, (primary school rep)||Julie Foreshew|
|Warwickshire SEND Board Development Manager WCC||Ross Caws|
|Family Learning Programme Manager, ACL||Jan Lennon|
|Cabinet Portfolio Holder, Education and Learning, WCC||Councillor Colin Hayfield|
|Assistant Director Education Services, WCC||Chris Malone|
|Head of Widening Participation, University of Warwick (HE rep)||Paul Blagburn|
|Headteacher Virtual School, WCC||Deena Moorey|
|Commissioning Intelligence Manager, WCC||Julie Robottom|
|Lead Officer Transfer Round 11+ Testing, Appeals||Amy Taylor|
|Director of Schools, Re-engagement & SEND, Warwickshire College (FE rep)||Louise Ball|
|Lead Practitioner for Early Help||Emma Walker|
|Headteacher, North Leamington School (Secondary rep)||Joy Mitchell|
|Commissioning Lead, Children’s Public Health, WCC||Kate Sahota|
|School Governance Manager, WCC||Sue Casey|
|Children Missing their Educational Entitlement Project Lead, WCC||Sarah Dalli|
|Executive Head of Centre: Bedworth Heath & Atherstone Maintained Nursery Schools and Warwickshire Teaching School Alliance (Early Years rep)||Amanda King|
WE2(c) Corporate Parenting Panel
The Corporate Parenting Panel has been established to secure elected member and cross organisation support and commitment for delivering improved services and better outcomes for Children who are Looked After, young people and care leavers. The Panel is chaired by Councillor Jeff Morgan.
Further information including meeting dates, papers, current membership and contact details can be found on the Committee pages of the website.
WE2(d) Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Board
The purpose of the Board is to deliver WE(d) of the Education Strategy, that:
Learners with SEND will be able to succeed in schools and settings close to home, and they will be supported towards becoming independent and employable. We will continue to increase the number of high quality places in Warwickshire special and mainstream schools and settings. We will ensure that legal requirements for SEND assessments are met.
The SEND & Inclusion Board is responsible for:
- agreeing the SEND & Inclusion Strategy and Delivery Plan, and monitoring progress against this plan
- maintaining a co-produced SEND local area self-evaluation and address areas identified for improvement, as part of our continuous improvement and preparation for inspection
- monitoring the use of financial resources (SEND Grant, High Needs Block, other local authority expenditure on SEND teams)
- monitoring performance across the SEND system through a SEND & Inclusion dashboard
- considering reports from the Designated Clinical Officer for SEND
- ensuring co-production from learners and parents/carers is evidenced at individual and strategic levels
- Meeting Dates: 4 July 2019, 12 September 2019, 17 October 2019, 11 December 2019
- Contact: Ross Caws, [email protected]
|WCC Assistant Director for Education Services (Chair)||Ian Budd|
|WCC Strategic Lead for SEND & Inclusion||Jane Carter|
|Special School Headteacher||Nicola Wells|
|Primary School Headteacher (Mainstream)||Matthew Bown|
|Secondary School SENCO||Donna Elliot|
|NHS Designated Clinical Officer||David Widdas / Julie Brotherton|
|NHS Clinical Commissioning Group representatives||Jo Dillon & Marianne Smith|
|WCC Public Health||Helen King|
|WCC Children’s Social Care||John Coleman|
|WCC Children with disabilities team||Matt Greenhalgh|
|WCC Children’s Commissioning||Kate Harker|
|SEND Board Development Manager||Ross Caws|
|Warwickshire Parent Carer Forum|
WE2(e) RISE Board
The RISE Board, also referred to as the Children and Young People’s Mental Health (CYPMH) Strategic Partnership Board, will provide strategic oversight to the commissioning of children and young people’s emotional well-being and mental health services in Warwickshire.
Reporting to the Warwickshire Children’s Joint Commissioning Board, the RISE Board provides oversight for children’s emotional well-being and mental health provision in Warwickshire, ensuring that this is in line with national policy and local direction of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Warwickshire County Council.
It will ensure that partners are well positioned to meet emerging requirements from national guidance and laws, and local agenda and priority setting for the CCGs and the Council.
- Terms of Reference to be confirmed
- Meeting Dates: 13 September 2018, 30 October 2018(further dates to be confirmed)
- Contact: Louise Birta, [email protected]