Remit

The remit of the Educational Achievement Policy Committee (EA) covers all aspects of education including:

  • Early years
  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Further education and training providers
  • Support for the improvement of education standards
  • Curriculum and the skills agenda
  • Assessment.

In particular, the Committee leads on school improvement, relationships with academies and free schools, regional commissioners and the role of the local authority in education. The Committee liaises closely with the Standards, Performance & Inspection Policy Committee with regard to school improvement and the Resources & Sustainability Policy Committee with regards to admissions and budgets. It also works with the Health, Care & Additional Needs Policy Committee on the wellbeing and educational outcomes of children in care and provision for learners with special educational needs.

2019 Meeting Dates

  • 31 January 2019 (Joint meeting with Resources & Sustainability Policy Committee)
  • 31 May 2019 (Joint meeting with Standards, Performance & Inspection Policy Committee)
  • 20 September 2019 (Joint meeting with Health, Care & Additional Needs Policy Committee)
  • 26 November 2019.

Contacts


Chair: Gail Tolley, Strategic Director, Children and Young People, Brent Council. To contact Gail, email Gail.tolley@brent.gov.uk

ADCS Policy Officer: Matt Cunningham supports the work of the committee. To contact Matt, email matt.cunningham@adcs.org.uk


Updates

  • February 2019: Joint meeting of Resources & Sustainability and Educational Achievement Policy Committee

The Resources & Sustainability (R&S) and Educational Achievement (EA) Policy Committees met jointly on Thursday 31 January in London to discuss shared areas of interest. The meeting was largely focused on issues around SEND with representatives from ISOS attending to present their LGA commissioned report on SEND budget pressures, Have we reached a ‘tipping point’? Following this, representatives from the Department for Education (DfE) joined the committee to discuss pressures on the high needs block. Find out more.

  • October 2018: Joint meeting with the Health, Care & Additional Needs Policy Committee

The Educational Achievement and the Health, Care & Additional Needs Policy Committees met jointly in Manchester on 3 October to discuss shared areas of interest. The group was joined by the National Children and Young Person’s Lead for Transforming Care at NHS England to provide an update on Transforming Care and development of the NHS long term plan. Transforming care aims to improve health and care services so people with learning disabilities, autism and complex behaviour challenges can live, with support, in the community. Find out more

  • November 2018: Joint meeting with the Families, Communities & Young People Policy Committee

The Educational Achievement and the Families, Communities & Young People Policy Committees met jointly on Friday 23 November in London to discuss shared areas of interest. The group was joined by a representative from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to discuss the development of secure schools, which will, in time, replace secure training centres. Find out more


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