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Knowsley Council approves learning and skills strategy to improve life chances for young people

by Emily Maguire

Knowsley Council’s Cabinet has approved a new Learning and Skills Strategy (2023-2027) that sets out the Council’s ambition to offer young people the best start in life by improving effective transitions across all stages of their education.

A range of partners, including schools, colleges, employers, and community groups have collaborated on the strategy which aims to ensure that young people experience high quality educational provision from the earliest stages of their lives.

It also sets an expectation that schools build a culture of high aspiration so that young people are aware of the options available to them, in order to achieve their full potential an play a positive role in their communities.

The strategy also seeks to provide support at all age phases for every child and young person. Conversations about preparation for adulthood and planning will begin much earlier, ambitions for every child and young person’s future will be high, and future career pathways and options will be explored.

Young people and their families will have access to meaningful advice and support, with the aim of increasing the number of young people in Knowsley who remain in education, employment, or skills after secondary school.

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said:

“This is a bold and ambitious strategy that sets out our vision for a future where every young person in Knowsley has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

“We know that effective transitions are essential for young people to succeed in education, employment, and training. This strategy will help us to ensure that all young people in Knowsley have access to the support they need to make informed choices about their future and to achieve their goals.”