Executive post

Executive Member - Education


Executive Portfolio:

Executive Member for Education

Portfolio Holder:

Councillor Stephen Hill

Lead Officer:

Executive Director of Children’s Services/Director of Education, Prevention and Partnerships


The Executive Member for Education has responsibility to ensure that all children are provided with the opportunity to realise their educational attainment potential.

The Executive Member will also oversee the provision of educational statutory services to address the needs of all children and young people and adults who are in need of services (including youth justice).

Quality education is the key to good life chances for all. The Executive Member is responsible for the following:

  • Access to Education
  • Achievement
  • Vulnerable learners and SEN
  • School Readiness (including Children’s Centres)
  • Work Readiness
  • School partnerships
  • Adult and Community Learning
  • Youth Offending

Policy Framework – Education

  • National Curriculum
  • Assessment & Accountability Framework 2020/21
  • Children & Families Act 2014 – SEND Reforms
  • Ofsted Framework
  • School Finance Regulations 2013
  • Education Act 2011
  • Academies Act 2010
  • Education and Skills Act 2008
  • Education and Inspection Act 2006
  • Children Act 2004(relevant to portfolio)
  • Education Act 2002
  • Crime and Disorder Act 1998
  • School Standards & Framework Act 1998 as amended
  • Education Act 1996 as amended
  • Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009
  • Early Years Foundation Statutory framework
  • Crime and Disorder Act 1998

Other Plans and Strategies - Education

  • Children and Young People’s Plan
  • Education and Priorities Strategy
  • School Effectiveness Strategy
  • 14-25 Strategy
  • Vulnerable Learners Strategy
  • Children’s Services Improvement Plan
  • Capital Strategy & Asset Management Plan (Schools)
  • Scheme for Financing Schools
  • Adult Learning Plan
  • Youth Employment Strategy
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability Reforms
  • School Improvement Strategy
  • Healthy Child Programme (5 – 19) (including School Nursing service)
  • School Improvement Strategy
  • Youth Justice Plan
  • SEND Strategy
  • Inclusion Strategy

Service Functions – Education

  • Advisory Service
  • Special Educational Needs & Pupil Support
  • Parent Partnership/Choice Advice
  • Cleveland Unit nursery and child assessment centre
  • Reduce first time entrants to criminal justice system (young people)
  • Reduce reoffending (young people)
  • Education Psychology
  • Peripatetic Sensory Impairment Service (lead for joint arrangement)
  • Pupil Referral Units
  • Home & Hospital Education Service
  • Virtual School for Looked After Children
  • Ethnic Minority Achievement Service
  • Traveller Education Service (lead for joint arrangement)
  • Attendance & Child Employment Licensing
  • School Admissions
  • Governor Development Service
  • School Business Relationship Management
  • School Place Planning/School Organisation
  • Capital Programme management (Schools)
  • Middlesbrough Achievement Partnership support
  • Community Learning and Employability
  • Promote educational excellence for all children and young people
  • Tackle underperformance
  • Education of vulnerable children
  • Special educational needs
  • Strategic School place planning
  • Liaison with education partners
  • Skills Development
  • School organisation
  • Place planning
  • Admissions
  • Attendance
  • Attainment
  • SEN
  • Cleveland Unit
  • Sensory impairment
  • Complimentary Education
  • Adult and community learning

In circumstances where it is considered that an Executive Member would have a prejudicial interest the matter will be referred to the Deputy Mayor.


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