Raising the Bar Strategy 2018-20 consultation

Have your say on the next phase of the Raising the Bar Strategy from Tuesday 19 September to Tuesday 24 October 2017.

This consultation closed on Tuesday 24 October 2017

Raising the Bar (RtB) is Suffolk’s programme to improve levels of educational attainment across the county, ensuring that all children and young people can achieve their full potential.

Since RtB launched in 2012, through the hard work and dedication of schools, early years providers, post-16 providers, educational professional, businesses and communities, education provision has transformed.

88% of schools are now judged good and outstanding by Ofsted, with this improving faster than the national average.

87% of early years settings (non-domestic premises) are now judged good and outstanding by Ofsted, with this improving faster than the national average.

In June 2015, the RtB 2015-17 Strategy was agreed, this built on the progress we had already made. It also responded to feedback and ideas from education leaders and wider partners about our journey to raise educational achievement.

With the RtB 2015-17 Strategy now drawing to a close, we need to think about what is next for Suffolk. We want to build on everything that has been achieved and continue to strive for the very best for Suffolk’s children and young people.

Senior council officers have visited a range of school and setting leaders around the county to discuss the next phase of the strategy. The valuable feedback received has been used to develop a draft RtB 2018-20 Strategy and we would welcome your views on this.

This consultation closed on Tuesday 24 October 2017. All comments received will be carefully considered, and used to further develop the strategy ahead of it being launched in 2018.

Review the draft Raising the Bar 2018-20 Strategy (PDF, 50KB).

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