Cabinet Vision Statement 2022 - 2027 (July 2022)


Start Well - Enabling our children and young people to have the best possible start in life

  • Continue investment in school buildings across the county and overhaul Carmarthenshire’s Sustainable Communities for Learning Program to meet the needs of the 21st century. Ensuring that all new schools meet the required standards of insulation and ventilation to cut energy bills and be more environmentally friendly.
  • Look to improve the availability of early years education and childcare settings across the county, particularly in rural areas; with a particular focus on providing and strengthening Welsh-medium childcare in all areas.
  • Continue to ensure that pupils with additional learning needs (ALN) are fully supported to meet their potential in line with ALN Reform.
  • Work alongside schools to increase school attendance rates and improve access to education for vulnerable pupils.
  • Increase the utilisation of school facilities for community use outside of teaching hours.
  • Work with schools to deliver a full and rounded curriculum which aspires to raise  educational standards and ensures that pupils understand and celebrate their local history, geography, and culture.
  • In line with the vision of Welsh Government, provide high quality nutritious free school meals to all primary school pupils, over the lifetime of the administration.
  • Support the provision of opportunities for residents in the county to engage in essential learning in literacy, numeracy, and digital skills, in line with current Welsh Government funding. Enabling post 16 learners to upskill for employment and progression, as well as lifelong learning and community benefits and offer learners’ high quality 21st century learning environments.
  • Ensure that the standard of learning and teaching in our schools is of a high quality to support our learners to make appropriate progress.
  • In line with the Welsh Government’s programme, increase the availability of bilingual and Welsh medium education in our schools, following thorough consultation with parents, school governing bodies, learners, and the local community.
  • Work with Welsh Government to consider the effectiveness of anti-COVID ventilation devices in schools.