Havering Council is launching a public consultation to ensure the demand for early years and school places is met in the future.
The Council is urging people living in the borough to complete a survey on its strategy which will help plan from early years provision right through to post-16 education. The survey will focus on early years, primary, secondary, post-16, special school and alternative places.
The information gained will help to plan and shape education services over the next five years and beyond.
Councillor Robert Benham, Cabinet Member for Children and Education, said:
“Planning for the education of future generations is crucial in order to ensure that the right provisions are in place. We want to hear the views of our residents, parents, teaching professionals, and other partners, so that we know what they need and what their concerns are. Every viewpoint is valuable to help us plan carefully for the future.”
The consultation documents will be made available online, in libraries, schools, playgroups, voluntary groups, colleges and offices to ensure the widest consultation.
The consultation opens on Monday 10 September and closes on Monday 5 November. The results will later be made public on the Council’s website.
To view the draft consultation plan – 2019-2023 Draft Commissioning Plan for Education Provision
For parents and carers wishing to take part in the survey, you can access the online questionnaire via this link – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/parentsview
For education providers, local residents and other stakeholders who wish to take part in the survey – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/EduStakeholders