New team set up to improve education in Hartlepool

Hartlepool Civic Centre.
Hartlepool Civic Centre.

A new body to drive improvements in education across Hartlepool is set to be created.

An Education Improvement Board is expected to be established to oversee and co-ordinate the vision of Hartlepool’s new Education Commission.

Part of the board’s work will be to implement a host of the commission’s recommendations designed to improve the quality of teaching and get schools working much more closely together.

The board was given the backing of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Children’s Services Committee and will go to the full council for the final nod of approval.

Councillor Chris Simmons, chair of the Children’s Services Committee, said: “This is probably the biggest piece of work undertaken outside our normal support for schools that the Children’s Services Department has undertaken in the last decade.

“It provides us with a clear way forward to improve and continue to build on improvements we have made in education.

“All partners, whether academies, primary schools, secondary schools and colleges need to make their contribution towards enhancing and improving educational outcomes for young people right across the town.”

The Commission’s aims include creating a strong alliance of school leaders, working more with employers and for every school to be classed good or outstanding.