Essex County Council is transforming how it delivers education services across one of the largest counties in the country in order to continue to improve and to ensure the best possible outcomes for every single child and young person. We are determined to build on our journey of improvement which has seen 94% of schools now being rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, and to focus more effectively on areas such as our more vulnerable children and young people to ensure Essex provides a wholly inclusive education which can meet the needs of all of our children and young people.
The core principle defining this transformation is clear; to give children and families better access to services by creating a clear and cohesive set of services that are more responsive and effective to meeting need. To achieve this, we have restructured to bring together services that are sometimes disparate and to organise them by geography rather than the service they provide.
The county will be split into four quadrants to reflect the diverse needs of different areas across Essex. This not only means that each area now has the flexibility to respond to their population's specific needs, but also that a team of education experts can provide strategic oversight across services to improve how they interact with each other and make them more accessible for users.
Alongside a wider focus on localised delivery, we are pulling services together around vulnerable children and organising them through these quadrants. This will give us a lot more potential to be truly innovative in designing solutions and packages to help young people make a success of their education. Having strategic oversight makes this much more achievable. The same goes for SEND services, oversight in each quadrant means we can pioneer new approaches that best meet the needs of children and young people in their area.
It's an ambitious vision but we have a proud tradition of innovation and delivering exceptional services. The education transformation embodies the council's wider approach in its committment to radical reform when neccessary. But this vision requires audacious and passionate people to realise it.
Please click here to watch a video from Clare Kershaw - Director of Education at Essex County Council.
Essex Education Service is currently recruiting for an Assistant Director of Education. To view the full job details and to apply please click here.
If you're interested in finding out more about the education transformation, then sign up to attend our open evening on Wednesday 28th March 2018. To register your interest please click