Leeds council has launched a consultation on its new inclusive growth strategy, which aims to put children at the heart of the city’s growth plans. The plan, which is out to consultation until 16 October, covers 12 key areas, including children, tackling low pay and boosting productivity. The document said it aims to put children ‘at the heart of the growth strategy’ and promises to strengthen the role of schools in helping students get ready for work, with improved careers advice and a greater emphasis on the benefits of apprenticeships, rather ‘than prioritising traditional academic paths’. The draft strategy cites the example of Carr Manor Community School, which has pledged to work with its children and young people and ‘develop their personal aspirations and the awareness of the world around them, and the opportunities they have’. It adds the council will also work to encourage more girls into sectors such … (To read the full article, subscribe below)


Jamie Hailstone is senior reporter – NewStart