Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.
Members considered a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services regarding the annual action plan to deliver the City’s educational, cultural and creative learning, and skills strategies over the 2021/22 academic year.
Members were reminded that the action plan in Appendix 1 outlined priority actions to be progressed during the 2021/22 academic year, while the actions in Appendix 2 were those which occurred on an annual basis.
A Member enquired as to the role of the Board in promoting and enabling youth voice, as referred to in the report. It was confirmed that the Board did indeed have a role in implementing actions to support youth voice and that the Education Unit were in discussion with the schools on the best forums and platforms for implementing these. A focus was being placed on gaining the views of the young people in the Family of Schools, with an initial focus around the impact of COVID-19. The Chair added that items focusing on oracy and student voice were to be expected at the December Board meeting.