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8. Education Outcomes and Intervention

Education Outcomes and Intervention has two main functions:

i. To tackle underperformance in schools and settings and to promote high standards (intervention and quality assurance)
ii. To ensure that schools and settings are supported and challenged so that vulnerable groups of pupils achieve well (closing the gaps).

All primary, infant and junior schools regardless of status are entitled to an annual visit. All LA maintained secondary schools are allocated an Adviser for this function. Senior officers maintain contact with secondary academies.

Early Years Support to Schools

The Early Years Service is part of Education Outcomes and Intervention and brings together statutory and non-statutory duties of the Local Authority. It aims to:

  • Support children to be ready for and to experience good transitions to school.
  • Provide advice, guidance and support to reception teachers to ensure that children receive good quality teaching, learning and play experiences in their reception year enabling them be safely included and to make good progress; thereby reducing the need for statutory school support, reducing school exclusions for young children and improving the percentage of children who achieve a good level of development (GLD) at the end of the EYFS.
  • Build the quality and capacity of early years providers.
  • Support the growth and development of the early years and childcare market to address gaps and support the sufficiency of high quality places for all.
  • Provide a high level of intervention for children with additional and complex needs.

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