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  • Richard Child development What we want to develop The importance of the parents/carers The impact of the wider family and environmental factors
  • Mary Requirement under the Children Act 2004 to have a CYP Partnership the Learning & Skills Act to have a Youth Support Services Partnership or equivalent Within an Education Act (??) an Early Years and Childcare Development Partnership or equivalent
  • Mary LSB/BSP CYP Executive – the CYP Partnership CYP Plan Implementation Board Children (0 to 10) Youth (11 to 25) 7 core aims and groups to deal with these – core aims listed on next slide
  • Mary MJ as Lead Member and RJP as Lead Director for CYP under Children Act 2004 MJ chair of Executive Members of Executive take champion role supported by sponsors normally at second or third tier level The CYP Strategy Unit links to each of the core aims
  • Mary The CYP Plan was developed during 2007/08 from an initial in-depth analysis of the characteristics of Swansea The Plan identified nearly 150 commitments and 80 PIs against the 7 core aims and 76 actions against 7 Swansea priorities This has created an unsustainable position and has not allowed us to differentiate between business as usual and challenges that need to be addressed
  • A year ago the CYP Executive Board identified 3 specific priorities to be delivered These were to be characterised by multi agency integrated service delivery and early intervention and prevention A delivery plan has been developed showing actions and desirable outcomes (copy available if Board want) These priorities form a focus for the CYP Executive Board each time it meets. Chris Maggs is the lead on safeguarding Carol Green for poverty Mark Mathias for substance misuse Some extracts from the delivery plan are shown below.
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  • Mary The CYP Plan for 2011/14 is currently being developed as it has to be delivered from April 2011. As part of that we are analysing progress on the 3 priorities, on early intervention and prevention and through the core aim group activities. Part of the development of the new plan involves needing to revisit the vision and overall strategy Richard will outline where we are currently Richard
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  • Mike Good profile of grades compared to most other LAs although % grades 3 and 4 increased in last year Mention of several schools 7x1’s
  • Mike Reading ages at 7 and 11 years have generally declined over the last few years Importance of reading age linked to chronological age by age 11
  • Mike Core Subject Indicator Primary flat Secondary trend upwards and improvement in relative position of Swansea in wales Gap widening and low performing schools generally flat
  • Mike Good trend over time and again Swansea improved its position relative to others (top quartile) Gap
  • Mike Better indicator of all children Good trend but just below expected Gap
  • Mike Good trend for both sectors but secondary significantly better than primary although from a lower base. Position in Wales secondary third quarter (14 th ) and primary bottom quartile (19 th )
  • Mike Trend in exclusions in secondary reducing but still high for some schools/individual pupils
  • Mike Good improvements from a very low base in 2005 but relative position in Wales has dropped again NEETs project to report to Board in December
  • Mike Improvement and Accountability: Improved outcomes for all learners, while narrowing the gap between the least well performing and best performing schools, is the aim of the effectiveness programme. This requires data and other evidence to be used to confront performance and to identify improvement activity, including setting higher but realistic targets and standards. Accountability requires all levels to report on performance to key stakeholders, including parents and carers, the local community and national government. Intervention and Support: There is a need for intervention and support to lift performance. It must be purposeful, applied as early as possible, and use a variety of strategies to address the areas identified for improvement. It should not be perceived as a response to a failure. Curriculum and teaching: What happens in the classroom is crucial to ensuring that learners are able to achieve their full potential. Teachers need to work together within their school and between schools and other learning settings continually to improve their skills and knowledge. They need to develop a sense of ‘collective professionalism’ and be given opportunities to share planning and to learn directly from one another. New knowledge, especially recent findings in relation to neuroscience and differential teaching, need to be widely disseminated and applied.
  • Mike National description for schools and the challenge
  • Mike Challenge for local authorities
  • Mike These are appropriate for Swansea and are already being developed as priorities Particularly keen to improve reading and writing across the curriculum
  • Mike The Gap between the lowest and highest performing schools Mainly the impact of deprivation but not with every school We need to have a scrutiny process to include schools attending the Board
  • Mike A real challenge for the Council and Education We will look different in 3 years time with probably a smaller core at the centre with schools having a greater % of the available Education funding but with increased responsibilities linked to the funding as well
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  • Richard Concluding remarks
  • Corporate Director's Presentation to Children, Young People & Learning Overview & Scrutiny Board

    1. 1. Children, Young People & Learning Overview & Scrutiny Board 14 th June 2010
    2. 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 of Baby, 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
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    4. 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. 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 on Plan 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. 6. 7 Assembly Core Aims Children &Young People Plan 2008 to 2011 2009 Review – Is The Plan Fit For Purpose ? 7 Swansea Priorities 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. 7. Integrated Service Delivery Safeguarding Making sure children and young people are safe and in particular supporting potentially vulnerable children and children 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 gap in outcomes caused by children and young people living in poverty Substance Misuse Reducing the use of substances and the impact of substance misuse. Early Intervention & Prevention
    8. 8. Children & Young People Plan 2008 to 2011 Child Poverty On track JP June 2010 <ul><li>Strategy and action plan developed and agreed by CYP Exec Board </li></ul><ul><li>Action from CYP PIB developed into child poverty strategy and action plan </li></ul>Closed JP Jan 2010 <ul><li>Next steps agreed </li></ul><ul><li>CYP Plan Implementation Board to consider child poverty national requirements and local circumstances </li></ul>Closed AS Nov 2009 <ul><li>RBA event held with useful outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Run RBA event on child poverty and use this to influence child poverty strategy </li></ul>On track HD May 2010 <ul><li>Phase 2 brief agreed </li></ul><ul><li>Develop phase 2 of EI&P Programme </li></ul>Closed HD Dec 2009 <ul><li>Review provided to Local Service Board and recommendations accepted </li></ul><ul><li>Review phase 1 of the Early Intervention & Prevention Programme and recommend phase 2 features. </li></ul>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. 9. Children & Young People Plan 2008 to 2011 Substance Misuse MM Nov 2010 <ul><li>Funding is directed towards CYP and families so reducing risks </li></ul><ul><li>Influence the work of the Substance Misuse Action Team so that it reflects the substance misuse priority </li></ul>MM June 2010 <ul><li>The strategy impacts on the work of agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Develop high level buy-in and ownership by agencies and stakeholders to substance misuse strategy </li></ul>MM May 2010 <ul><li>Board members agree model and role within it </li></ul><ul><li>Secure ownership from CYP Executive Board to Integrated Community Operations Model </li></ul>MM May 2010 <ul><li>Briefings at appropriate levels </li></ul><ul><li>Provide gold, silver and bronze briefings for agencies </li></ul>Started MM May 2010 <ul><li>Training provided and agencies better able to support CYP </li></ul><ul><li>Begin to roll out training linking safeguarding, substance misuse and information sharing </li></ul>Closed MM Jan 2010 <ul><li>Strategy understood by Board and sign up for next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Update CYP Executive Board on progress and secure support for strategy especially around information protocols </li></ul>Closed MM Dec 2009 <ul><li>Geno mapping produced and shared with agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Develop geno-mapping for families/children on CPR </li></ul>Closed MM July 2009 <ul><li>Group formed with clear remit </li></ul><ul><li>Form a task group to develop strategy </li></ul>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. 10. Children & Young People Plan 2008 to 2011 Early Intervention & Prevention SW, CM & RJP End June 2010 <ul><li>Clear model developed and agreed </li></ul><ul><li>Combine the research with developments highlighted in SAPs 5.3_12 to 5.3_16 to enable a coherent approach for services </li></ul>On track SW, CM, MM & RJP End May 2010 <ul><li>Decision on nature of gateway and signposting processes </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>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 and To be scoped RJP & CM Oct 2010 onwards <ul><li>Referrals to C&F Services reduced and increased levels early intervention & prevention </li></ul><ul><li>EI&P 2010 programme linked with development and implementation of SAP 5.3_13. and fully implemented </li></ul>Slipped HD End April 2010 <ul><li>Phase 2 programme agreed </li></ul><ul><li>EI&P 2010 programme scoped and agreed in CYP Executive Board </li></ul>Closed HD End Dec 2009 <ul><li>Review completed leading to clear recommendations for phase 2 </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>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 <ul><li>Report provided with clear recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Commission research on use of Common Assessment Framework and Team Around The Child </li></ul>Closed SW End March 2010 <ul><li>Report provided with clear recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Commission research on nature of referrals to Child & Family Services </li></ul>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 <ul><li>Successful roll out to further 3 schools/areas covered by Daniel James, Dylan Thomas and Cefn Hengoed </li></ul><ul><li>Build upon the pilot of the in the Penrehafod area and roll out to other areas starting with the areas of significant deprivation </li></ul>On track HD/DJ End May 2010 <ul><li>Initial review completed and successes and areas for action defined </li></ul><ul><li>Review progress on the Common Assessment Framework and Team Around The Child (CAF/TAC) pilot in the Pentrehafod catchment area </li></ul>Universal services which support the development of children and young people through an approach which recognises the importance of early intervention and prevention Status Lead By When Criteria For Success Actions Specific Action Point
    11. 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. 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. 13. <ul><li>(NB: restorative practice does not preclude sanctions for offenders) </li></ul>Children & Young People Plan 2008 to 2011 Restorative Practice in Action Figure 2: Restorative Practices Continuum Figure 1: Social Discipline Window
    14. 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. 15. <ul><li>Improve engagement in learning 0 – 16 </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce alcohol related risky/criminal behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce referrals and re-referrals to CFS </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen families </li></ul><ul><li>Improve parenting </li></ul><ul><li>Improve literacy and numeracy </li></ul><ul><li>Improve ‘somewhere to go, something to do’ </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce NEETs 16 – 19 </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce number of Looked After Children (LAC) </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the number on the Child Protection Register </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce Class A drug use </li></ul>Children & Young People Partnership Which Outcomes Need To Improve The Most ?
    16. 16. <ul><li>Preventative services that target communities presenting highest risk and least protection </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-agency consultancy function to advise on children causing concern or children in need </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinated multi-agency support and intervention services, locality focused where appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Provide fit-for-purpose services that respond to identified needs using evidence-based approaches </li></ul>Children & Young People Partnership How Will We Improve These Outcomes ? Within a culture of Restorative Practice
    17. 17. Swansea Learning 2006 - 2010 Children & Young People Partnership Improve Engagement In Learning 0 to 16 – Challenges
    18. 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. 19. Future Scores ? Education Performance Trends Reading Scores At Ages 7 and 11 Years
    20. 20. Education Performance Trends Key Stages 2 and 4 Core Subject Indicator
    21. 21. Education Performance Trends Key Stage 4 Threshold
    22. 22. Education Performance Trends Key Stage 4 Wider Points Score
    23. 23. Education Performance Trends Primary and Secondary Attendance
    24. 24. Education Performance Trends Primary and Secondary School Exclusions
    25. 25. Education Performance Trends Not In Education, Employment or Training 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. 26. Challenges A National Framework For Education z Children and Young People’s 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. 27. Challenges A National Framework For Education <ul><li>The School Effectiveness Framework (SEF) is the key policy for </li></ul><ul><li>school reform in Wales and the one to which all other policies </li></ul><ul><li>are aligned. </li></ul><ul><li>It describes the purpose of schools as being to: </li></ul><ul><li>enable all children and young people to develop their full potential; </li></ul><ul><li>promote a culture of social inclusion; </li></ul><ul><li>establish strong professional learning communities in schools; </li></ul><ul><li>offer children and young people a curriculum that engages and motivates them to learn; </li></ul><ul><li>provide a learning community for all engaged in school life; </li></ul><ul><li>deliver integrated services for children and young people to improve their wellbeing; </li></ul><ul><li>ensure that all schools are community focussed. </li></ul>
    28. 28. Challenges A National Framework For Education <ul><li>In order to support schools on this journey, Local Authorities and their Consortia through their ‘System Leaders’ will: </li></ul><ul><li>Support schools so that they can achieve the national model of school improvement; </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge schools and governing bodies by continuous monitoring of performance; </li></ul><ul><li>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; </li></ul><ul><li>Bring together effective head teachers as part of the team focussed on school improvement and head teacher performance management; </li></ul><ul><li>Provide training to ensure that schools make the best use of data to improve performance; </li></ul><ul><li>Work with governing bodies and other local authorities to achieve the above. </li></ul>
    29. 29. Challenges National Priorities For Education <ul><li>The Minister will soon be announcing priorities for Education as : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy across the curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Numeracy across the curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing the impact of child poverty on educational attainment </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. Challenges For Education In Swansea The Gap In Performance And Inclusion
    31. 31. Challenges For Education In Swansea Budget
    32. 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 st century learning environments Need to reduce the number of schools Need to make effective use of schools and school sites
    33. 33. Children, Young People & Learning Overview & Scrutiny Board 14 th June 2010