Issue - meetings

Post 16 Area Wide Review of Education in Wiltshire

Meeting: 07/11/2017 - Cabinet (Item 142)

142 Post 16 Area Wide Review of Education in Wiltshire

Report by Terence Herbert, Corporate Director

Supporting documents:


Councillor Laura Mayes presented the report which informed Cabinet of the findings and recommendations from the government review of local further education provision which was completed earlier in 2017.


Matters highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included: how education provision can best meet the needs of the economy; the involvement of the Local Enterprise Partnership; the capital investment being made into colleges; and the responses to the review’s recommendations.


In presenting the report Councillor Laura Mayes and the Leader expressed their thanks to Wiltshire College in recognition of their hard work and the improvements made in recent years.




1.             To note the contents of the report as they relate to Wiltshire.


2.             To endorse the report’s recommendation to be part of a strategic planning group to monitor implementation of the review recommendations and drive the collaborative agenda relating to post-16 learning and skills.


Reasons for Decision:


The post-16 area review report and recommendations were published in August 2017. Given that this is a national report in the public domain, it is important for Cabinet to be aware of the findings and recommendations regarding further education provision in Wiltshire.