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People have the skills and education opportunities they need to thrive

people have life skills

Children and young people get a good start in life.

Everyone is equipped to use their own particular talents and empowered to lead independent lives.

Measures of success

The key measures of success are that:

  • children have access to high quality early years provision
  • school places are available in all localities
  • more children are attending schools that are judged as good or better
  • levels of attainment and pupil progress across all phases of learning are raised
  • children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are supported to achieve their potential
  • children and young people with special educational needs are supported to achieve their potential
  • all young people who have left school go on to further education, find employment or undertake some form of training

Performance indicators

The performance indicators are the:

  • percentage of children who achieve or exceed levels of attainment at the end of Foundation Stage for communication and language, physical development, personal social and emotional development, literacy and mathematics
  • percentage of young people obtaining a place at one of their school preferences
  • number of exclusions from secondary schools
  • achievement at Level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths at Key Stage 2
  • attainment at KS4 (replacement for 2016/17 indicator - achievement of 5 or more A* to C grades at GCSE or equivalent including English and maths)
  • percentage of schools rated good or better
  • attainment gap between pupils eligible for free school meals/pupil premium/looked after children and their peers
  • attainment of looked after children
  • number of 16 to 18 year olds who are not in education, employment or training
  • percentage of admission appeals which are upheld
  • number of apprenticeship starts for 16 to 24 year olds delivered as a direct result of the City Deal