Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Director of Children and Families submitted a report which presented the outcomes in respect of the annual educational attainment standards for the 2018/19 academic year and which provided details on the progress made in comparison with the outcomes from the equivalent 2017-18 annual report. In addition, the report outlined where Leeds was in relation to the ambition to support children, including those living in poverty and with disadvantage, as set out within the Council’s 3As Strategy.
Members welcomed the recent Government guidance published which related to addressing the issue of ‘off-rolling’.
Responding to a Member’s enquiry, in addition to officers undertaking to provide further detail in writing to the Member in question, the Board received an update on the actions being taken to increase the comparatively low uptake rates in Leeds for those who were eligible for 2 year old provision.
With regard to a Member’s enquiries on the Council’s performance in relation to Early Years services, the issues being faced by Early Years providers in both the public and the private sector including the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and the financial position across the sector, the Board received information on the actions being taken by the Council on such matters.
(a) That the submitted report, which presents details of the outcomes of children and young people in Leeds in the 2018-19 academic year, be noted;
(b) That it be noted that this report will be used to measure the progress of outcomes against previous years and to set future targets in line with the obsessions and priorities, as identified within the Council’s 3As Strategy;
(c) That it be noted that the Deputy Director for Children and Families (Learning) is the officer responsible for the delivery of the Annual Standards Report;
(d) That it be noted that due to the current Covid-19 pandemic situation, data in this format will not be available for all Key Stages in the 2019-20 academic year.
Publication date: 24/07/2020
Date of decision: 20/07/2020
Decided at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Executive Board
Effective from: 30/07/2020