Education Strategy 2018-2023

Closed 2 Apr 2018

Opened 5 Mar 2018

Feedback Updated 1 Oct 2018

We Asked

We asked for your feedback on the draft Warwickshire Education Strategy 2018-2023 and the priorities outlined within it.

You Said

As a co-produced strategy there was a lot of feedback received through various channels. The key themes are highlighted below. For more detailed information please see the 'You said, We did' section of the Cabinet report and the appended Consultation Analysis report available in the results section of the main consultation page.

You told us:

  • 'Best possible start in life' is too broad and might not make a tangible difference.
  • We should have a broad, empowering and creative curriculum for all learners, not just vulnerable learners.
  • People want a short strategy that can be utilised in daily working life.
  • People want a kite mark for educational settings who are committed to providing a wider curriculum.

We Did

We changed Best possible start in life to’ to Champion the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS). There is now a focus on coordinating high quality EYFS training and helping parents to provide a language rich home learning environment.

WE2 now looks at all learners before focusing in on the most vulnerable in the WE2 sub sections.

We have produced a one page booklet with the highlights. People can read more if they wish through the suite of underpinning documents.

We are going to create an App to celebrate the success of Warwickshire schools in WE1,2,3,and 4.

The wording was changed significantly following consultation; many small details were also changed as a result of feedback, for example we changed the 'strapline' , we changed references from 'pupils' to 'children', we removed 'Ofsted language', and many other updates. Reference Groups of headteachers considered the final wording and made further changes for clarity.

The strategy was been approved at Cabinet and subsequently at full Council on 26th July. The Strategy will be implemented from September 2018. The full Cabinet report and associated documents are available in the results section of the main consultation page.

Results Updated 12 Jul 2018

The outcome of the consultation and proposed Education Strategy 2018-2023 was considered by Warwickshire County Council Cabinet on 14th June 2018. Cabinet approved the Strategy and associated documents. Cabinet also approved an annual update on the implementation of the Education Strategy.

The papers presented to Cabinet including the consultation feedback are attached below.

The link below will take you to the full minutes from the Cabinet meeting.




It is time to update the Warwickshire County Council Education Strategy so that it reflects current challenges. An overarching vision for education in Warwickshire is needed so that one agreed strategy can guide the work of council and partners.

It will have one uniting and overarching purpose: to improve educational outcomes, and thus the life chances, of learners in Warwickshire.

The purpose of this Education Strategy is to set out clearly our aspirations and priorities for education in Warwickshire, and to summarise how Council teams will be working with partners to achieve them.

For more information please see the documents below.

Why We Are Consulting

Anyone who is interested can comment on the draft Education Strategy but we are particularly interested in the views of parents and carers, students, schools, colleges, early years providers, childminders, children’s centres and professional staff.

The consultation will inform the final decision about the vision and key targets for the new Education and Learning Strategy 2018 – 2023.

This strategy will be considered at Cabinet and by Warwickshire County Council.

Once endorsed it will be implemented from September 1st 2018.

How to take part

Please read the public consultation document and draft Education Strategy below.

The main way to feed back is using the online questionnaire.

If you require a paper copy of the questionnaire or an alternative format please contact us using the telephone number and email supplied. You can also use this Email address to send us a written reponse.

What Happens Next

This consultation is now closed. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to give us their views.

Feedback will be analysed and the strategy will be considered at Cabinet and by Warwickshire County Council.

Once endorsed it will be implemented from September 1st 2018.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background
  • Carers
  • Parents
  • Young people
  • All Warwickshire residents
  • Partners
  • Businesses
  • Specialist staff
  • Professionals and professional bodies


  • Schools and learning