Agenda item

Education, Cultural and Creative Learning and Skills Update

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.


The Board received a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services updating Members on recent events and activities delivered across the three strategies overseen by the Education Board: education; cultural and creative learning; and skills.


A Member provided an update on the event ‘Education London 2030: Social Mobility - The New Challenge Conference’ and informed the Board that the aim is to connect this work with the social mobility forum and how to take this forward as a London-wide strategy.


A Member informed the Board that the Worshipful Company of Gardeners had requested school contacts to offer their assistance with initiatives such as the Environmental Picnic Day. The Chair informed the Board that the Education Unit had been collaborating with the Natural Environment Division to offer work placements to the apprenticeship academy.


The Chair noted the relevance of the discussion to the role of Lead Member for the Environment and invited Members to inform the Town Clerk if they were interested in taking up this role.


RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

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