Schools, Early Years settings and the LA are working at a time of great change, as many schools have moved to academy status and there has been an increased growth of multi-academy trusts (MATs). As a result, the role of the LA has been redefined, but this does not alter its commitment to children and young people. In an increasingly fragmented system the local authority can play a crucial role in convening and facilitating partnership working and engaging with regional partners.
The Slough Local School Improvement Fund, Slough Teaching School Alliance, local MATs and Free school trusts, together with the new governance structure are significant examples of system leadership across Slough which we hope to build upon through the Link website.
We have put in place a governance structure to ensure that we are able to work together to address key strategic education themes. Schools and settings are represented on all partnership boards.
The Slough Education Partnership Board (SEPB) brings coherence and strategic oversight to the leadership of education issues by Headteachers and Slough Borough Council across 5 thematic areas.
- School Effectiveness and Organisation
- School Funding
- Wider support for children and young people.