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Children, Young People & Learning Overview & Scrutiny Board 14 th June 2010

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Overview of Swansea CYP / Education Challenges - the Board use this as context for their work planning


  • 1. Children, Young People & LearningOverview & Scrutiny Board 14 thJune 2010

2. Children & Young People Plan 2008 to 2011 2009 Review - Domains of Need Development of Child or Young Person Parents and Carers Family and Environmental Factors Parents and Carers 1 Basic Care, Ensuring Safety and Protection,2 Emotional Warmth and Stability 3 Guidance, Boundaries and Stimulation Development ofBaby, Child and Young People 1 General Health 2 Physical 3 Mental Health 4 Speech, Language & Communications 5 Emotional & Social 6 Behavioural 7 Identity (eg self esteem, image & presentation) 8 Family & Social Relationships 9 Self-Care Skills & Independence 10 Learning (incl reasoning, problem solving etc) 11 Participation in Learning, Education & Employment 12 Aspirations Family and Environmental Factors 1 Family History, Functioning and Wellbeing 2 Wider Family 3 Housing, Employment and Finance 4 Social and Community Elements and Resources including Education 3. 4. Children &Young People Plan 2008 to 2011 CYP Partnerships Governance Strategic Lead For Children & Young People Plan Children & Young People Executive Board Safeguarding Board Safeguarding Children Executive Board Children & Young People Plan Implementation Board Early Intervention & Prevention Board Children Support Network Board Youth Support Services Board Core Aim Strategic Partnerships Children In Need Strategic Group Strategic Lead For Themes In Children & Young People Plan Safeguarding Groups Children Support Network Youth Support Network Core Aim Groups and Networks Children In Need Sub-Groups Operational Planning And Delivery Of Themes In Children & Young People Plan Local Service Board/Better Swansea Partnership Strategic Lead For Community Strategy 5. Children And Young People Plan 2008 to 2011 Lead Responsibilities Lead Member for Children and Young People: Councillor Mary Jones (Chair of CYP Executive Board) Lead Director for Children and Young People: Richard Parry Interim Children and Young People Programme Strategy Manager: Mark Campion Core Aim Champion on CYP Executive Board Sponsor onPlan Implementation Group CYP strategy Unit Link 1 Early Years (& Children) Carol Green Richard Parry Sian Bingham 2 Learning Richard Parry Ian James Robin Brown Romey Ahmad Economic Regeneration Phil Roberts Phil Holmes Romey Ahmad 3 Safeguarding Chris Maggs Steve Walker Jo Portwood Health & Social Care Vicki Franklin Jan Worthing Jenny Sanders Andy Griffiths Jo Portwood 4 Play Phil Roberts Ian James Lindsay Haywood Culture Phil Roberts Iwan Davies Lindsay Haywood Sport Phil Roberts Iwan Davies Lindsay Haywood 5 Participation Paul Smith Nicky Echanis Lindsay Haywood 6 Safe Home & Community Mark Mathias Phil Roberts Eddie Isles Jo Portwood 7 Poverty Carol Green Richard Parry TBA 6. 7 Assembly Core Aims Children &Young People Plan 2008 to 2011 2009 Review Is The Plan Fit For Purpose ? 7 SwanseaPriorities Swansea Priorities Actions 1 Learning, Skills & Employment 22 2 Health 7 3 Poverty 6 4 Specific Groups 11 5 Integrated Service Delivery 17 6 Engagement & Particpation 4 7 Workforce Development 9 TOTAL ACTIONS 76 Assembly Core Aims Committments Performance Indicators 1 Early Years 33 11 2 Education & Learning 13 (22) 22 3 Health, Freedom Form Abuse & Exploitation 22 15 4 Play, Sport, Leisure & Culture 38 7 5 Participation in Decision Making 5 10 6 Safe Home & Communty 21 9 7 Disadvantaged by Poverty 8 4 TOTAL COMMITTMENTS & PERFORMANCE INDICATORS 139 (148) 78 7. Integrated Service Delivery Safeguarding Making sure childrenand young people aresafe and in particularsupporting potentiallyvulnerable children andchildren at risk Children & Young People Plan 2008 to 2011 2009 Review - Key Priorities Identified By The CYP Executive Board Child Poverty Beginning to reduce the significant gapin outcomes causedby children andyoung people livingin poverty Substance Misuse Reducing the use of substances and the impact of substance misuse. Early Intervention & Prevention 8. Children & Young People Plan 2008 to 2011 Child Poverty On track JP June 2010

  • Strategy and action plan developed and agreed by CYP Exec Board
  • Action from CYP PIB developed into child poverty strategy and action plan

Closed JP Jan 2010

  • Next steps agreed
  • CYP Plan Implementation Board to consider child poverty national requirements and local circumstances

Closed AS Nov 2009

  • RBA event held with useful outcomes
  • Run RBA event on child poverty and use this to influence child poverty strategy

On track HD May 2010

  • Phase 2 brief agreed
  • Develop phase 2 of EI&P Programme

Closed HD Dec 2009

  • Review provided to Local Service Board and recommendations accepted
  • Review phase 1 of the Early Intervention & Prevention Programme and recommend phase 2 features.

Child Poverty :beginning to reduce the significant gap in outcomes caused by children and young people living in poverty Status Lead By When Criteria For Success Actions Specific Action Point 9. Children & Young People Plan 2008 to 2011 Substance Misuse MM Nov 2010

  • Funding is directed towards CYP and familiesso reducing risks
  • Influence the work of the Substance Misuse Action Team so that it reflects the substance misuse priority

MM June 2010

  • The strategy impacts on the work of agencies
  • Develop high level buy-in and ownership by agencies and stakeholders to substance misuse strategy

MM May 2010

  • Board members agree model and role within it
  • Secure ownership from CYP Executive Board to Integrated Community Operations Model

MM May 2010

  • Briefings at appropriate levels
  • Provide gold, silver and bronze briefings for agencies

Started MM May 2010

  • Training provided and agencies better able to support CYP
  • Begin to roll out training linking safeguarding, substance misuse and information sharing

Closed MM Jan 2010

  • Strategy understood by Board and sign up for next steps
  • Update CYP Executive Board on progress and secure support for strategy especially around information protocols

ClosedMM Dec 2009

  • Geno mapping produced and shared with agencies
  • Develop geno-mapping for families/children on CPR

Closed MM July 2009

  • Group formed with clear remit
  • Form a task group to develop strategy

Substance Misuse : reducing the use of substances and the impact of substance misuse.Status Lead By When Criteria For Success Actions Specific Action Point 10. Children & Young People Plan 2008 to 2011 Early Intervention & Prevention SW, CM & RJP End June 2010

  • Clear model developed and agreed
  • Combine the research with developments highlighted in SAPs 5.3_12 to 5.3_16 to enable a coherent approach for services

On track SW, CM, MM &RJP End May 2010

  • Decision on nature of gateway and signposting processes
  • Explore the potential for the development of a gateway and signposting to enable services and the public to discuss concerns without immediate recourse to Child & Family Services

Drawing upon the lessons learnt from The Team Around The Child feasibility study and Family Group Conferencing, a process and framework which is developed and embedded in the thinking of agencies so that potentially vulnerable children are identified, assessed andTo be scoped RJP & CM Oct 2010 onwards

  • Referrals to C&F Services reduced and increased levels early intervention & prevention
  • EI&P 2010 programme linked with development and implementation of SAP 5.3_13. and fully implemented

Slipped HD End April 2010

  • Phase 2 programme agreed
  • EI&P 2010 programme scoped and agreed in CYP Executive Board

Closed HD End Dec 2009

  • Review completed leading to clear recommendations for phase 2
  • The Early Intervention & Prevention Programme (EI&P) for 2009 is reviewed and feedback provided to the Local Service Board about this and next steps for 2010

Services, projects and resources within and across agencies better target the identified needs for children and young people in Swansea living in deprived communities Status Lead By When Criteria For Success Actions Specific Action Point Closed HD End Jan 2010

  • Report provided with clear recommendations
  • Commission research on use of Common Assessment Framework and Team Around The Child

Closed SW End March 2010

  • Report provided with clear recommendations
  • Commission research on nature of referrals to Child & Family Services

Better models of delivery so that the needs of children and young people and their families/carers who may be vulnerable and need targeted services or have complex or acute needs and require specialist services, are met On track HD End August 2010

  • Successful roll out to further 3 schools/areas covered by Daniel James, Dylan Thomas and Cefn Hengoed
  • Build upon the pilot of the in the Penrehafod area and roll out to other areas starting with the areas of significant deprivation

On track HD/DJ End May 2010

  • Initial review completed and successes and areas for action defined
  • Review progress on the Common Assessment Framework and Team Around The Child (CAF/TAC) pilot in the Pentrehafod catchment area

Universal services which support the development of children and young people through an approach which recognises the importance of early intervention and preventionStatus Lead By When Criteria For Success Actions Specific Action Point 11. Children & Young People Partnership The Draft Revised Vision Statement 2011/14 Vision Of The Partnership In Swansea, children and young people will develop to their full potential so they can lead successful, enjoyable and healthy lives, make a contribution to society and be supported and safe in the home, in the school and in the the wider community.Commitment Of The Partnership We will work with children, young people, families, their carers and the community to provide the best opportunities to make this happen and provide services to develop a better Swansea for children and young people. 12. Intensive Multi-Agency Intervention Multi-Agency Intensive And Targeted Support Prevention Early Intervention Co-ordinated Multi-Agency Support Targeted To Identified Need Strengthening Protective Factors and Reducing Risk Factors For All Children And Young People Within A Culture Of Restorative Practices Building on existing effective practice... Intensive Intervention 13.

  • (NB: restorative practice does not preclude sanctions for offenders)

Children & Young People Plan 2008 to 2011 Restorative Practice in Action Figure 2: Restorative Practices Continuum Figure 1: Social Discipline Window 14. Children & Young People Plan Translating The Model Into Action Principles Underpinning The Model The child, the young person and the family at the centre Targeting of services to meet the greatest need Co-ordinated locality focused multi-agency working Improved Outcomes From The Model In Action Reduction in exclusions from school Improvement in attendance at school Improvement in literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum Reduction in levels of risky health related activities Reduction in the number of looked after children and those on child protection register Reduction in the number of referrals and re-referrals to Child & Family Services The Model In Action Restorative Practice approaches adopted within and across agencies and organisations A web-based explanation of the characteristics of children needing support or children in need A consultancy service which agencies, organisations and individuals can use when initially considering the most appropriate action to take in respect of a children, young person or family Co-ordinated locality focused multi-agency meetings sharing information about children, young people and families potentially at risk helping to identify specific support packages based upon need No Further Action referrals in Child & Family Services signposted to other support mechanisms and tracked over time to prevent re-referral Services co-ordinated across agencies Specific targeting of services to need especially for areas of significant deprivation 15.

  • Improve engagement in learning 0 16
  • Reduce alcohol related risky/criminal behaviour
  • Reduce referrals and re-referrals to CFS
  • Strengthen families
  • Improve parenting
  • Improve literacy and numeracy
  • Improve somewhere to go, something to do
  • Reduce NEETs 16 19
  • Reduce number of Looked After Children (LAC)
  • Reduce the number on the Child Protection Register
  • Reduce Class A drug use

Children & Young People Partnership Which Outcomes Need To Improve The Most ? 16.

  • Preventative services that target communities presenting highest risk and least protection
  • Multi-agency consultancy function to advise on children causing concern or children in need
  • Coordinated multi-agency support and intervention services, locality focused where appropriate
  • Provide fit-for-purpose services that respond to identified needs using evidence-based approaches

Children & Young People Partnership How Will We Improve These Outcomes ? Within a culture of Restorative Practice 17. Swansea Learning 2006 - 2010 Children & Young People Partnership Improve Engagement In Learning 0 to 16 Challenges 18. Education Performance Trends Estyn Inspection Grades To date 09-10 08-09 07-08 06-07 05-06 04-05 Year 106 (111) 13 (18) 15 18 18 20 22 No of schools 14 1.89% 90 12.13% 343 46.22% 293 39.49% 742 (777) 6 17 36 32 91 1 11 60 33 105 1 11 61 53 126 0 10 52 64 126 2 23 68 47 140 6 18 66 64 154 Grade 4 Grade 3 Grade 2 Grade 1 Total no of grades (schools x7) 19. Future Scores ? Education Performance Trends Reading Scores At Ages 7 and 11 Years 20. Education Performance Trends Key Stages 2 and 4 Core Subject Indicator 21. Education Performance Trends Key Stage 4 Threshold 22. Education Performance Trends Key Stage 4 Wider Points Score 23. Education Performance Trends Primary and Secondary Attendance 24. Education Performance Trends Primary and Secondary School Exclusions 25. Education Performance Trends Not In Education, Employment orTraining at 16 Years (NEET) 17th 5.7 6.7 2009 7th 8.7 6.9 2008 11th 9.3 9.1 2007 19th 8.8 10.8 2006 17th (22nd) 8.7 10.6* (15%+) 2005 (1 = least NEETs) Wales Swansea Position Reported % NEET at 16 Year 26. ChallengesA National Framework For Educationz Children and Young Peoples Improved Learning and Wellbeing CLASS- ROOM SCHOOL LOCAL AUTHORITY WAG CLASS- ROOM SCHOOL LOCAL AUTHORITY WAG Systems Thinking Bilingual Equality High Performance Culture and Interdependent Supportive WORKING WITH OTHERS Citizen-centred Community focused Joined-up Inclusive LEADERSHIP Visionary and strategic Resource deployment Collaboration NETWORKS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE Shared beliefs and understandings Inquiry driven Collective professionalism IMPROVEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY Evidence based Ambitious targets Transparent processes INTERVENTION AND SUPPORT Early and strategic Differentiated Accelerated development CURRICULUM AND TEACHING Outcomes focus Engaging pedagogy High expectations 27. Challenges A National Framework For Education

  • The School Effectiveness Framework (SEF) is the key policy for
  • school reform in Wales and the one to which all other policies
  • are aligned.
  • It describes the purpose of schools as being to:
  • enable all children and young people to develop their full potential;
  • promote a culture of social inclusion;
  • establish strong professional learning communities in schools;
  • offer children and young people a curriculum that engages and motivates them to learn;
  • provide a learning community for all engaged in school life;
  • deliver integrated services for children and young peopleto improve their wellbeing;
  • ensure that all schools are community focussed.

28. Challenges A National Framework For Education

  • In order to support schools on this journey, Local Authorities and their Consortia through their System Leaders will:
  • Support schools so that they can achieve the national model of school improvement;
  • Challenge schools and governing bodies by continuous monitoring of performance;
  • Create and support networks of effective practice within, between and across schools focusing on teaching and learning, with a drive to improve outcomes for all;
  • Bring together effective head teachers as part of the team focussed on school improvement and head teacher performance management;
  • Provide training to ensure that schools make the best use of data to improve performance;
  • Work with governing bodies and other local authorities to achieve the above.

29. Challenges National Priorities For Education

  • The Minister will soon be announcing priorities for Education as :
    • Literacy across the curriculum
    • Numeracy across the curriculum
    • Reducing the impact of child poverty on educational attainment

30. Challenges For Education In Swansea The Gap In Performance And Inclusion 31. Challenges For Education In Swansea Budget 32. Challenges For Education In Swansea Assets Number of surplus places increasing Some schools in poor condition Pupil numbers reducing over next few years Need to create 21 stcentury learning environments Need to reduce the number of schools Need to make effective use of schools and school sites 33. Children, Young People & LearningOverview & Scrutiny Board 14 thJune 2010