At the second Greater Manchester School Readiness Summit on Thursday 28 February, delegates were told that there has been an increase in the number of children starting Year 1 with a ‘good level of development’ over the past 12 months, with approximately 200 more children starting school ready to learn.
Jon Rouse CBE, chief officer for Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership acknowledged that, whilst improvements have been seen in Greater Manchester in the last year , more needs to be done. He stressed that in order to see real change educators, local authorities, health and care organisations, and the voluntary sector must continue to work together .
The GM VCSE sector's representative on the GM School Readiness/Early Years board is Ruksana Ahmed, if you wish to know more about our sector's involvement in the school readiness agenda, please contact Kat Rado-Barnes who will be able to put you in touch with Ruksana.
To find out more about the Greater Manchester School Readiness Summit, click here.