Having always been clear that education is one of the key ingredients of the Northern Powerhouse, a contender with skills for the most critical, I am clear that as a Partnership the most important report we have published was Educating the North. It highlighted the detail of the education divide between pupils in the north and those elsewhere in England which then creates barriers for those young people to go into more productive, higher paid careers.
Personal reflection on the most recent Blackpool Education Improvement Board (BEIB) Meeting on 27 April 2022
As the independent chair of the BEIB I committed to sharing more widely its work and keeping those in the town’s schools up to date with its actions and decisions. I hope you find this short personal report helpful in understanding how the town’s priorities are being supported by the work of early year settings, schools and colleges.