Issue details

Wirral School Improvement Strategy 2021-2024

This report presents the Children, Young People and Education Committee with the School Improvement Strategy 2021-24. The COVID-19 pandemic has been the most challenging emergency the Borough of Wirral and the Council has responded to in recent times. The nature of the pandemic saw the Council and education settings react at speed to implement Government policy and local priorities to limit the spread of the virus, protect the health of all our residents and ensure that our children and young people could continue to access education. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education of young people and our educational institutions cannot be underestimated and it is essential that we now focus on a new era of change and support moving forward. The local authority is committed to provide schools with an enhanced school improvement service offer, in recognition of the reduced offer of school improvement, given the need to divert resources to focus on dealing with COVID. This School Improvement Strategy as attached at appendix 1 sets out the Council’s vision and ambition around school improvement. It forms part of a wider multi-factorial Education Strategy which will provide a new transformational and holistic approach to education across all areas, including early years, social care, early help and beyond. The report and strategy are aligned to proposed priorities of Wirral Council’s Plan 2026. -Brighter futures for all regardless of their background.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant people impact;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Decision due: 13 Sep 2021 by Children, Young People & Education Committee

Lead member: Councillor Wendy Clements, Chair Children, Young People and Education Committee

Lead director: Assistant Director: Education

Department: Strategy

Contact: James Backhouse Email:, Email:


Agenda items


  • Wirral School Improvement Strategy 2021-2024