Tuesday, 31 March 2009

I spent the rest of the day with my colleagues from the Council's Corporate Leadership Team at an Independent Living Project in Scott Hall Grove...

This is a brilliant initiative delivering high quality, sustainable accommodation and support services for people with learning disabilities and mental health needs. The CLT session was looking at strategy, priorities and capacity and I talked about the processes we are exploring:
  • a 21st Century schools world class universal offer for all our children and young people;
  • early intervention and prevention;
  • targeted provision around vulnerable and challenging individuals;
  • developing young people's ownership, voice and choice in the system.
Our priorities identified through a process of monitoring, audit and intelligence are:
  • leadership and governance;
  • attendance;
  • behaviour provision;
  • 14 - 19 provision;
  • target schools;
  • target groups of young people.
The other areas we need to look at are:
  • Capital investment through the Building Schools for the Future and Primary Capital Programmes and the impact of population growth across Leeds;
  • Workforce development, efficiency and value for money;
  • Safeguarding and the integration of services around vulnerable groups;
  • Health and well-being programmes;
  • Environment and sustainability programmes;
  • Managing the recession, preparing for the upturn and developing the skills and intelligence needed to drive success in the new economy.
It was encouraging that other colleagues identified almost the same issues which we are going to work on together over the next eighteen months.

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