Key priorities and strategies

Below are the 6 key priorities for Northamptonshire:

  1. Increase the percentage of children and young people in Northamptonshire attending good and outstanding schools and settings.
  2. Increase attainment and progress outcomes at KS2 and KS4 so that they are in line with national data and match or exceed statistical neighbours.
  3. Close the gaps in attainment and progress for our vulnerable groups so that they are in line with or exceed national data.
  4. Ensure pupils can access a range of suitable EET provision at post 16 to suit their needs and that their success rates match or exceed national data.
  5. Ensure we provide ‘local places for local children’ across all parts of Northamptonshire and that our strategy addresses sufficiency, suitability, standards and parental preferences.
  6. Reduce the number of fixed term and permanent exclusions in line with our statistical neighbours.

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School improvement - supporting information

  • SEN support - Policies and Guidance for Special Educational Needs.
  • Teaching schools - Giving local schools more freedom to take increasing responsibility for managing the education system.
  • Safeguarding children - Ensuring schools know the correct procedure to follow if they are concerned about a pupil.
  • Virtual School - Championing the educational needs of looked after children.
  • ALPS - Helping school leadership teams identify their strengths and weaknesses through benchmarking.
  • Schools library service - Education support and resources for schools and early years settings.
  • Inclusion Network Information - The Local Offer has information on inclusion including news, network meetings and conference information.