Education Sir Gâr 2022-2032
In this section
On behalf of Carmarthenshire County Council, I am pleased to present this plan outlining the future direction of our Education Services.
Although local government is facing an uncertain time, due to Covid-19 and related financial challenges, we continue to provide hundreds of services on a day-to-day basis to our residents. Due to careful planning and strong leadership, I firmly believe that we are in an excellent position to further develop and ensure the County’s future prosperity.
As a Cabinet, we have identified a number of key projects and programmes that we will strive to deliver. We believe that by delivering these projects and programmes we can contribute towards making Carmarthenshire the best place to live, work and visit.
Our ambitious plan seeks to continuously improve economic, environmental, social and cultural well-being in the County and by doing this we will ensure that our residents, communities, organisations and businesses are supported and enabled to develop and thrive for the benefit of our County.
Where appropriate, and in the best interests of Carmarthenshire, we will work in partnership with relevant partners locally, regionally and nationally.
Our corporate strategy has been developed in line with the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and incorporates the key priorities within this plan. I look forward to realising the opportunities that this will bring.
A strong education system is one of the cornerstones for vibrant and cohesive communities and a prosperous economy and society. Our education system has been responding to all the changes being introduced focusing on:
- High-quality education services profession
- Inspirational leaders working collaboratively to raise standards
- Strong and inclusive schools and services committed to excellence, equity and well-being, and
- Robust assessment, evaluation and accountability arrangements supporting a self-improving system
There are over 27,000 learners registered in the county’s schools. The Council has a vital role to provide the highest quality services to children, young people, families and learners in ways that best meet their specific needs. We will work to deliver the new curriculum’s four purposes in order that all our children and young people will be:
- Ambitious, capable learners who are ready to learn throughout their lives.
- Enterprising, creative contributors who are ready to play a full part in life and work.
- Ethical, informed citizens who are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world.
- Healthy, confident individuals who are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.
We want to support our young people to fulfil their learning potential and we will continually strive to offer high standards of comprehensive education, increasingly in modern environments that are fully equipped for 21st century learning.
We also want to enable our pupils to become fully bilingual in Welsh and English. We will work to protect children and young people from harm by working with the whole family to address any issues.
Cllr. Glynog Davies, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Education and Children