Agenda Item No. 11
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (LIFELONG LEARNING): 9 SEPTEMBER 2013
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 29 JULY 2013
C1434 PUPIL WELLBEING STRATEGY (CS) (SCRUTINY – LIFELONG LEARNING) –
Members were up-dated in relation to the Pupil Wellbeing Strategy.
The purpose of the strategy, which was attached as Appendix 1 to the report, was to provide a framework within which the Vale of Glamorgan and partners could plan, commission and evaluate a sustainable and comprehensive programme to meet identified wellbeing needs within its education system from Foundation Phase to the sixth form
The strategy would guide, support and direct the work of the Wellbeing Steering Group. The group aimed to coordinate the planning and commissioning of services to ensure resources from all agencies were used in the most effective way, responded to current legislation, was coherent and worked well in partnership with others in order to continually improve wellbeing in education in the Vale of Glamorgan.
A considerable amount of good work to improve wellbeing in education was being carried out. This was set out in Appendix 2 as attached to the report.
67% of schools had introduced an early assessment screening tool for the social and emotional aspects of learning. This aspect of learning was a good proxy measure for pupil wellbeing.
The Wellbeing Team and Educational Psychology Service supported schools in the analysis of wellbeing assessment results and the identification of pupils requiring interventions. 3,000 pupils were assessed in 2010/11 of which 23% were identified as requiring some form of intervention.
The Steering Group would promote work with other agencies and partnerships to ensure that the best possible results were achieved.
The Steering Committee comprised representatives from the school improvement and inclusion service, sport, catering, FACT, CYP, Healthy Schools, Educational Psychology, the Youth Service, the Wellbeing Team, Primary and Secondary Schools as well as a pupil representative.
This was a matter for Executive decision.
(1) T H A T the contents of the report be noted.
(2) T H A T further development and consultation with key stakeholders be supported.
(3) T H A T the report be referred to Scrutiny Committee (Lifelong Learning) for information and consultation.
(4) T H A T a further report following the consultation be brought back to a future Cabinet meeting in due course.
Reasons for decisions
(1-4) To undertake relevant consultation and to ensure that the final strategy reflects the needs and aspirations of all relevant stakeholders
Attached as Appendix – Report to Cabinet – 29 JULY 2013