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Education and Participation Strategy

Education and Participation Strategy 2018 to 2022

The five priorities of the Education and Participation Strategy 2018-22 are:

  • a place in a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ school, college or early years setting for every child and young person
  • to exceed national standards and then London standards across all headline performance areas. This includes A level where performance has traditionally been weaker
  • to support greater numbers of young people, including those with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), to progress at ages 16 and 18 to high quality, appropriate destinations; and to reduce numbers of young people not in education, training or employment
  • to work collaboratively to strengthen the wellbeing and resilience of all children, young people and the wider school community which nurtures them
  • to maximise the council’s wide range of influences and levers so that the council can play an even stronger role in raising aspirations and increasing opportunity for the children and young people who live and learn here

The Education and Participation Strategy 2018-22 was approved by the council’s Cabinet in November 2018. The strategy was developed in partnership with the borough’s family of schools, Barking & Dagenham College, CU London, Barking and Dagenham School Improvement Partnership, early years settings, other partners and young people. 

The Education and Participation Strategy 2018-22 is informed by a progress review of the previous Education Strategy 2014-17 and the considerable achievements made during its lifetime.

Education and Participation Strategy 2018 to 2022 (PDF, 834 KB)