In Lewisham we have high aspirations for all our children and young people, whatever their starting point.
We want all children and young people to have access to excellent education in Lewisham, so they can fulfil their true potential. We want them to have quality learning pathways from early childhood to adulthood which enable them to thrive and develop the life skills they will need.
We want inclusive education where everyone has a sense of belonging and can be confident they will fit in, feel positive and safe in their identity and in their community.
The strategy has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders: children and young people; parents/carers; community groups; head teachers and governors; members of Lewisham Learning board and the schools’ Tackling Race Inequality steering group, the local area SEND partnership board and wider Council services.
We worked with the stakeholders to identify five priorities:
- A place in a good school/setting for all our children and young people
- Supporting all our children and young people to reach their potential and be ready for their future
- Embedding a culture of inclusion and equity
- Collaborative school improvement to raise standard and meet priorities
- Supporting the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of all children and young people
Download the strategy below to read in more detail about these priorities and how we plan to achieve them and measure success.