School Improvement: The way forward in East Sussex. Penny Gaunt Deputy Director of Children’s Services January 2011. CSR – ESCC impact. A range of funding announcements were made in the Local Government Financial Settlement on 13 Dec 2010
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Deputy Director of Children’s Services
A range of funding announcements were made in the Local Government Financial Settlement on 13 Dec 2010
Picture is clearer but some grants are under review (£10m) some are unconfirmed and some are “missing in action”
Funding position for CSA should be finalised by the 31 March when Council sets council tax
Final position on Schools may not be confirmed for a further six months
Note 1. County Forum paper Reference paragraph 2.1
educational achievement and aspirations at all key stages and target interventions at those most vulnerable to under achievement.
The current proposals for the development of a revised School Improvement Strategy for East Sussex have four central aims:
1. To discharge a set of responsibilities that are statutory or considered essential, within the Children’s Services Department (CSD) with regard to raising standards for all pupils and closing the gap on the outcomes of the most vulnerable children.
2. To develop the role of the Local Authority (LA) with regard to key elements of those responsibilities identified by the Coalition Government including:
3. To maintain sufficient leadership and intervention capacity necessary to develop a high quality, effective Traded Services that would operate within and outside East Sussex.
4. To develop high quality services that have sufficient flexibility to respond to the changing context, priorities and requirements and are affordable, in the context of significant, continuing reductions in funding received from the Coalition Government.
These proposals reflect the planning across the Council and seek to strike a balance between:
Our planning must recognise significant changes
We will target our work with schools, colleges and settings; key activities (some of which will be delivered through a high quality traded service) will include:
 During the last six months Lou Carter, Assistant Director, Planning and Performance Management has led a programme to develop a Traded Services provision for the whole of the CSD.
The service will develop effective partnerships to deliver improved outputs and outcomes, the priorities are currently: