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Best Start to Life Thematic Report – Delivery of Key Objectives in the Corporate Plan: Focus on the Future: wellbeing in our community

Meeting: 01/03/2022 - Scrutiny : Corporate Support and Resources (Item 696)

696 Best Start to Life Thematic Report – Delivery of Key Objectives in the Corporate Plan: Focus on the Future: wellbeing in our community pdf icon PDF 524 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Education

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Minutes:

The Chair referred the Committee to the ‘Best Start to Life Thematic Report – Delivery of Key Objectives in the Corporate Plan: Focus on the Future: Wellbeing in our Community’ report and welcomed the Officers to the Meeting.

 

The Committee were advised of a further appendix that had been circulated to the Committee and this appendix was then shared with the Committee and Anthony Lewis gave details on the three key issues.

 

The following questions were then raised by the Committee and were responded to in detail by the Cabinet Member and the Officers:

 

·         Paragraph 5.7.1 - Pupils in Primary and Secondary Schools – Mental Ill Health issues – How are these issues being addressed – How is this dealt with on a day to day basis – How to improve identifying if help is needed and to provide the appropriate help and to encourage pupils to come forward – The size of NHS waiting lists – What can the Council and Officers do to expedite the help needed with the NHS

·         Paragraph 6.1 – What is the current percentage of pupils who are not up to these levels – What is the percentage and number of pupils

·         Spoken Language – The need for improvement and the need to get parents to support and how to work together to improve – Pupils leaving school with no qualifications and how to change this

 

The Chair then thanked the Cabinet Member and the Officers for the report and the response to the Committee on the questions raised.


 

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