Herefordshire Council's role in education

  • Championing all children in Herefordshire, irrespective of the education setting they are attending
  • Shining a light on pupil performance and opportunity, brokering links between schools (including links external to Herefordshire) and holding school leadership to account (this includes  the Regional Schools Commissioner)
  • Ensuring there are sufficient high quality places for the local area
  • Providing focus and leadership on the experiences and outcomes for vulnerable children, including those with SEND, and those who need support to be safe
  • Supporting school governance and leadership in maintained and academy schools
  • Commissioning and providing a range of services, including social care to deliver a local authority's statutory responsibilities
  • Providing strategic leadership in the development of education, skills and economy in the local area, including potentially a new university
  • Supporting school leaders to reach the highest standards so that Herefordshire is ranked in the top quartile of all local authorities for attainment and progress in key performance indicators