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Building on “Working and Learning Together to Build Stronger Communities”. A joint statement on community learning and development, including adult literacy and numeracy, by the Scottish Government and COSLA. Overview. The joint statement: Builds on Working and Learning Together (WALT)

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Building on “Working and Learning Together to Build Stronger Communities”

A joint statement on community learning and development, including adult literacy and numeracy, by the Scottish Government and COSLA


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Overview Stronger Communities”

The joint statement:

  • Builds on Working and Learning Together (WALT)

  • Focuses on joint working at both local and national levels based on the Concordat

  • Sets its messages within the context of the National Performance Framework (NPF) and Single Outcome Agreements (SOAs)

  • Is addressed to chairs of Community Planning Partnerships

    (CPPs)

  • Includes Adult Literacy and Numeracy


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“Our Shared Vision” Stronger Communities”

Community Learning and Development (CLD):

  • plays a vital role in relation to a range of national and local outcomes

  • can offer routes into and through lifelong learning

  • offers individuals and communities the opportunities they need to reach their full potential

  • can contribute to community empowerment by building community capacity


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Building on WALT Stronger Communities”

The Joint statement:

  • Reaffirms the three national priorities for CLD:

    • achievement through learning for young people

    • achievement through learning for adults

    • achievement through building community capacity

  • Recognises the wide range of contexts in which CLD can deliver support to individuals and communities

  • Emphasises that Adult literacy and numeracy is an integral part of CLD

    WALT is complemented by the Adult Literacy and Numeracy

    in Scotland Strategy and other national strategies


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The challenges for CLD Stronger Communities”

“The Scottish Government and COSLA will work in

Partnership with local authorities and their community

planning partners, and with all organisations with an interest in

CLD, to rise to the following challenges…”


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The challenges for CLD Stronger Communities”

1. Recognising the contribution of CLD to national outcomes

“We urge local decision makers to consider the potential

contribution of CLD, including ALN, delivery to achieving

nationally and locally agreed outcomes, particularly for those

who can benefit most.”


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The challenges for CLD Stronger Communities”

2. Embedding the links to Community Planning

COSLA and the Scottish Government want to engage in a

dialogue with CPPs about:

  • Developing effective and inclusive partnerships

  • Reviewing and refreshing community planning structures

  • Working towards community empowerment


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The challenges for CLD Stronger Communities”

3. Ensuring that partners are skilled up to deliver

COSLA and the Scottish Government urge organisations,

individually and working in partnership to:

  • evaluate their investment in training and development

  • maximise its value by co-ordinating resources with others


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Actions at national level Stronger Communities”

The joint statement identifies a number of organisations that

have a role to play in taking forward these challenges at

national level:

  • The Scottish Government

  • COSLA

  • HMIE

  • Local authority CLD Managers Scotland

  • The Standards Council for CLD in Scotland

  • National 3rd. Sector Intermediaries


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Actions at national level Stronger Communities”

1. Building capacity to influence policy and improve delivery

2. Supporting developments of the Standards Council

3. Sharing models of planning and delivery

4. Exploring future roles in gathering performance information

5. Developing training and development infrastructure


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From a joint statement to joint action… Stronger Communities”

  • What opportunities does the joint statement offer?

  • What are the barriers to progress?

  • How can we work together to overcome these?

  • What sources of support can we make use of?

  • What are the next steps?

  • How can we all contribute to this agenda and what are our individual roles within this?


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Contact and website details Stronger Communities”

Contact Learning Connections at:

learningconnections@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Find the joint statement at:

www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Education/Life-LongLearning/LearningConnections/cldjointstatement