Ambition 4: Raising the quality of schools

Our children benefit from the best start in life and a high quality education throughout their school careers with outstanding support from their teachers and families.

Giving children the best start in life through a good quality, well-rounded education is vital to increasing their life opportunities and social mobility.

Our aim is that by 2030:

  • high-quality primary and secondary education will be attracting and keeping young families in Sandwell;
  • we will be expecting more for our children;
  • the quality of teaching will be much better;
  • technical and vocational education will have dramatically improved, with strong co-operation between schools and colleges; and
  • parents will be more involved and schools will be excellent at developing skills to prepare children for life and raising their aspirations.
  • Data associated with ambition 4:

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    Supporting factors associated with ambition 4:

    Adult Social Care, Health and Wellbeing
  • Healthy pregnancy - infant mortality
  • Healthy pregnancy - low birthweight
  • Early years - % children achieving good level of development at end of reception
  • Early years - school readiness
  • Early years - flu vaccinations
  • Neighbourhoods
  • Leisure, museums & libraries which support children's education
  • Support the school building programme
  • Children's
  • School readiness of disadvantaged children
  • Children with special educational needs & disabilities (SEND)
  • Increase quality and provision of pre-school and early years provisions across Sandwell
  • Children better prepared for adulthood (post 16 performance)
  • Proportion of schools and academies rated good or better by OFSTED
  • Pupil progress rates through school