Welcome to InfoIslington, a blog dedicated to delivering quality information about Islington today. Produced by staff at the Islington Reference Library it will bring you details about quality web sites and other new social media , upcoming events, reports and where to find information today with a special relevance to Islington.
This report is the fourth in an annual series which looks at how well the education service in Islington is performing and meeting our aspirations for all children and young people’s educational outcomes and progression to adulthood. In brief, by ensuring that all our schools and services are of the highest quality and share high aspirations, we can help all young people in Islington to achieve their potential.
The report is one of the ways for informing councillors, governing bodies and the wider public about education performance in Islington.
The data in this report are drawn from a range of sources. Where available, comparisons have been made between performance in Islington and the Inner London and national performance. The analyses cover the most recent full academic year – 2013/14.
This factsheet dated February 2015 provides information on the educational provision in Islington and the educational outcomes achieved by the children and young people who attend Islington educational settings.
The Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust publishes a monthly list of documents they have released under the Freedom of Information. The Disclosure Log containss monthly additions from April 2013 onwards.
Unsung heroes in Islington have been honoured for the immense contribution they have made to the borough.
At a ceremony in March 2015 the Mayor of Islington, Cllr Theresa Debono presented civic awards, freedom of the borough and the Ben Kinsella award, recognising the winners for their dedication to the community and the many positive effects their efforts have had.
Award winners include an inspirational student; the founder of a community garden pit project; the owner of a local boxing club and a diverse group of 12 disabled people, service users and carers in Islington who work to help make services more personalised, efficient and better quality.
1. Make a repaired Clock Tower accessible to the public
2. Build a small high quality designed centre providing:
Café/ kiosk serving light refreshments
Accessible public toilets
Activity room for school sessions, family activities, workshops, talks
A park ranger’s office
Tool store/mess room for volunteers
3. Make essential repairs to the original market railings
4. Provide a range of information to engage people with the rich history of the site
5. Develop a programme of activities, training and volunteer opportunities to encourage use of the park and engage the community with the local heritage. A park ranger and an education officer will be employed and will be based on site.
The Council are currently developing detail proposals for the project and have commissioned a number of reports and surveys which are available to view and down load here.
There is no one definition of a vulnerable child. The Department for Education define ‘vulnerable groups’ as ‘disadvantaged groups’, whilst Ofsted term vulnerable children among those who may need additional support or intervention in order to make optimum progress. There are obvious safeguarding and child protection connotations to the term.
This Needs Assessment explores a range of factors that can make children vulnerable. In each case, it shows how many Islington children are or may be affected, and explores the potential impact each factor may have on the child’s life. The Needs Assessment also looks at the services in place to ensure that vulnerable children are protected and supported to ensure they are safe.
The Early Intervention and Prevention Strategy for 2015-2025 is the Council's 10-year approach to support how we work together in Islington to make early intervention and prevention our core business so that we:
• build resilience in children, young people, parents, carers and the community so that they become more self-sustaining;
• enable the impact of our investment on the lives of our children, young people and families to be seen and felt;
• continue to evaluate, develop and review how we commission for and deliver early intervention and prevention;
• make wise spending decisions and reduce duplication and costs to achieve long-term savings to society and public services
The Council monitors its performance through a wide range of measures, including a suite of corporate performance indicators which, between them, help assess progress against the council’s key priorities. This report provides end of year figures for the financial year 2014-15. It also sets out performance indicators and targets for 2015-16. See it here.