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Raising aspirations, educational attainment and skills

Current information shows that too many of our children and young people are not reaching their full potential. We believe that every young person in North Warwickshire deserves the best possible support and encouragement to achieve this.

Families have a key role in influencing the aspirations of young people, encouraging personal and academic development and fostering a good work ethic. We all have a part to play and we want to see everyone in the area working together to make sure our young people are inspired to achieve.

North Warwickshire has some significant challenges ahead:

  • significantly lower educational attainment and skills compared to the rest of the County
  • low levels, or lack, of formal qualifications
  • fewer young people gaining five or more A* - C GCSE grades (including English and Maths)
  • the number of young people aged 16-18 not in education, employment or training (NEETs)
  • low levels of aspiration and expectation

The North Warwickshire Community Partnership will raise aspirations, educational attainment and skills by:

  • improving North Warwickshire's economic prosperity
  • working with local employers to identify skills shortages and access to local job opportunities
  • providing easily accessible and affordable learning opportunities
  • supporting the engagement and attainment of young people who are not engaged in education, training or employment
  • promoting the development of vocational skills and volunteering

By 2026, we will have:

Raised aspirations, educational attainment and skills

  • more people will be in work and unemployment and worklessness will be low
  • educational attainment and skill base will be improved to meet local economic needs and more young people will be in education, training and employment
  • training and education links with growth in the borough's major strategic employment sites and employers, such as Birch Coppice and Hams Hall will be in place, focussing on matching local employee skills with local commercial/business employment needs and ensuring equality of job opportunity for all
  • economic inequalities between communities will be reduced