Powys County Council has recently launched a new School Organisation Policy which sets out the Council’s priorities for developing the model of delivering education within Powys until 2025, and which aligns with the Cabinet’s ‘Vision 2025’
The new policy sets out the Council’s aim to move forward with a greater focus on working in partnership with schools and the communities they serve, and on alternative models of delivering education, such as collaboration models, federation, multi-site schools and all-through schools.
The Council has also published a Delivery Plan which outlines the Council’s work programme for the period 2018-21, which builds on the School Organisation Programme that has been underway for a number of years.
The Delivery Plan links closely with the council’s plans for significant capital investment in schools through the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools Programme, which has seen significant investment in new schools in Powys over recent years, most recently five new primary schools in the Gwernyfed catchment.
In some cases, capital funding is required in order to build or upgrade schools within Powys. In some cases funding is secured as part of a reorganisation of educational provision in an area, whilst in other areas funding is secured for specific projects without any reorganisation of educational provision.
Where funding is secured through the 21st Century Schools Programme, projects are jointly funded by the Welsh Government and Powys County Council, as well as other stakeholders in some cases.
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