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Corporate performance on life skills and education

3.1.04 Ofsted judgement at least good or outstanding for early help settings

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Green

Comments: 

Following a recent inspection 100% of PVI settings are now OFSTED graded good or outstanding.

3.1.05 Children’s centres

Stage: In progress

Due date: 30 September 2019

Percentage complete: 80%

Status: Amber

Comments: 

The Willows refurbishment is currently in progress with completion date due 1 November 2019. We are now in discussions with housing of trialling housing surgeries within the family hubs.

3.2.01 Pupil places (Capital Programme)

Stage: Completed

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Green

Comments: 

There are sufficient pupil places in all areas across the borough for September 2019.

There are 30 primary schools in the borough with a total of 11,016 places, and 10,111 pupils on roll in September 2019, leaving a surplus of 905 places or 8%.

There are 7 secondary schools in the borough with a total of 7,419 places, and 6,452 pupils on roll in September 2019, leaving 967 surplus places or 13%.

3.2.03 Pupil places (Housing Developments)

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Green

Comments: 

Future options are being discussed with developers at Amen Corner South and Warfield East.

3.2.04 Infrastructure Delivery Plan

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 50%

Status: Green

Comments: 

Work progressing on dualling of Downshire Way. Further work progressing on Warfield Community Hub.

3.2.05 New education facilities

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 50%

Status: Green

Comments: 

Proposals for new schools at Jealott's Hill included in Revised Growth Strategy Local Plan consultation document approved by the Executive in September.

3.2.06 Amen Corner North primary school

Stage: Completed

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 100%

Status: Green

Comments: 

Kings Academy Oakwood (formerly Amen Corner North) is completed and opened in September 2019.

3.2.07 Crowthorne CE School (TRL)

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Green

Comments: 

The proposed new primary school at Bucklers Park (formerly TRL) has been slipped to September 2022 because demand for pupil places in Crowthorne does not currently warrant construction of it.

The demand for primary school places in Crowthorne will be closely monitored in future years as house building on Bucklers Park progresses.

3.3.01 Ofsted judgement at least good or outstanding for schools

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 80%

Status: Green

Comments: 

There have been no Ofsted inspections carried out in Bracknell Forest since the last reporting period.

3.4.01 Pupil Premium Grant

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Green

Comments: 

23/37 schools attended the Autumn Term Pupil Premium Network Meeting to hear key messages about effective use of the premium and recent research findings.

One Bracknell Forest school that achieved excellent outcomes at the end of KS2 for their disadvantaged pupils shared their approach at this meeting.

26/37 school are now taking part in the Voice 21 Pan Berkshire Oracy project, and feedback from initial training events has been very positive.

Key findings and recommendations from the Double Disadvantaged Task and Finish Group have been shared with all Headteachers and Chairs of Governors.

Training for school leaders on the new Ofsted framework has included a focus on the importance of reading, vocabulary development and cultural capital for disadvantaged pupils.

3.5.04 Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET)

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 1.90%

Status: Green

Comments: 

A figure of 1.9% of 16 and 17 year olds who are NEET at September 2019 represents our lowest ever proportion.

Elevate continues to track the activity and support the cohort with their participation in education, employment and training.

The focus is now on supporting the not known cohort to confirm their participation details ahead of the Annual Activity Survey in January 2020.

3.5.05 Emotional Health and Well Being Action Plan for young people

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 50%

Status: Green

Comments: 

Our Local Transformation Plan group, a partnership of key organisations, is currently delivering on a series of changes to transform children and young people's mental health support and services across East Berkshire. More local money is being invested in early intervention by NHS East Berkshire.

Some key developments are:

  • increasing capacity by creating a number of additional mental health practitioner posts - staff will be employed by Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, but will form part of each of our local authority Early Help services - we are planning on this being fully operational by April 2020 and recruitment is starting now
  • extending the Young Health Champions (peer education) programme to more secondary schools throughout this academic year
  • publishing a new, annual children's workforce training offer tailored to mental health (November 2019)

3.5.09 Young Carers Strategy

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 50%

Status: Amber

Comments: 

Strategy has been written, consulted on and amended, due for launch.

3.6.01 Implement Special Educational Needs (SEND) legislation

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 80%

Status: Green

Comments: 

Part of the SEND legislation requires a well established and embedded graduated approach.

We are working with our schools through the schools forum sub group to shape the direction of the High Needs Funding to make sure these support schools to meet the needs of children and young people.

Part of the direction is expected to be captured within the SEND commissioning strategy which is scheduled to be in place by January 2020.

3.6.02 Special Educational Needs achieving a Good Level of Development at the end of EYFS

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Amber

Comments: 

Transition visits to schools are currently being undertaken to determine whether any further support needs are required. Initial data shows an improvement of children with SEN achieving a GLD however we are still waiting final national data.

3.7.02 Care leavers education, employment and training (EET)

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 66%

Status: Green

Comments: 

40 out of 61 former relevant care leavers (aged between 18 and 21) were in education, employment and/or training.

This represents a 5% increase for the cohort from the previous quarter.

The Virtual School working in partnership with the Leaving Care Service is supporting those who are NEET to empower and enable them to overcome their barriers to EET.

3.7.03 Young people in employment

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 June 2020

Percentage complete: 93%

Status: Green

Comments: 

At least 98% of the 16/17 year old cohort has a September Guarantee.

We know that the proportion of this cohort who are NEET is 1.9%

The activity details for the remaining cohort is now being confirmed by Elevate which is a priority for the next quarter.

3.7.04 Accommodation for care leavers

Stage: In progress

Due date: 30 September 2019

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments: 

There are now 10 high need beds available through Look Ahead housing. These provide support to care leavers with medium to high needs.

There is ongoing work between CSC and housing to continue to develop a suite of options including night stop bed.