Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.
Members received a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services regarding the recent events, projects and activities that had occurred across the three strategy areas of: Education, Cultural and Creative Learning and Skills.
The Chair invited Members to participate in the Education, Cultural and Creative Learning and Skills events over the coming year, including the London Careers Festival (LCF) and Environmental Day.
The Chair noted that she would be stepping down as the Chair of the LCF and invited Members interested in this position to contact her.
Following a question, it was confirmed that the impacts and output from the events were reported annually at different points throughout the year, with the Education Board due to receive a report of the LCF at the next meeting in October. The Board was informed that the team had been working with ImpactEd to increase the amount of impact measurement and improve the quality of it going forward.
Members discussed the benefits of the events, but were mindful of the public perception of such events in times of financial hardship. Members also discussed the value of surveys in measuring the impact of the events and it was suggested that surveys could be extended to young people in our schools.
Members noted the advantages of alumni networks and it was confirmed that efforts were being made to develop the alumni network for apprentices.
RESOLVED - That the report be noted.