Question from: County Councillor James Gibson-Watt Subject: E-sgol learning post-16
The current proposal to remove travel funding support to post-16 learners accessing courses out-of-county that are not available closer to home in Powys after September 2021 is justified by the promise of an expanded provision of post-16 E-sgol courses. Can the Portfolio Holder outline the post-16 learning courses that are currently available via E-sgol in Powys and the projected availability of post-16 E-sgol learning courses from September 2021?
Response by the Portfolio Holder:
In Sept 2019, e-sgol was introduced in Powys in partnership with Ceredigion and WG to broaden the provision available for Powys learners. To support this ‘Clever Touch’ systems were installed in all Powys Secondary schools and training provided for teaching staff and technicians.
The following table outlines the e-sgol offer made for Powys Post 16 learners for Sept 2019 and the uptake.
Following the success of the initiative in its first the year, the following e-sgol will be available for Post 16 learners from Powys and other LAs for Sept 2021:
The subject offer for September 2021 will not be finalised by the schools until Spring 2021, but forward projections predict a similar or enhanced subject offer compared with Sept 2020.