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Children, young people and education consultations

We regularly respond to Government consultations to help shape the future delveopment of national policy and ensure that the views of Cornwall are heard.

You can view our responses to previous consultations below. 

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These are the responses for 2016.

Below is a list of responses from earlier years. To request a copy of the text please contact

  • Planning for School Development  - views on changes proposed to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (as amended), which are aimed at freeing-up the planning system in relation to schools development.
  • Schools financial value standard - views on proposals for new a financial management standard for schools.
  • Bailey review on the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood - views to feed into the government's independent review
  • Inspection 2012: Proposals for inspection arrangements for maintained schools and academies from January 2012  - views on Ofsted's new school inspection framework
  • Support and Aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability - A consultation - views on the Green paper
  • Changes to the Admissions Framework: A consultation - views on the draft School Admissions Code and draft School Admission Appeals Code
  • Arrangements for the Inspection of Local Authority Children’s Services: A consultation - views on proposals for the arrangements for local authority children’s services inspections.
  • Inspection of Local Authority Fostering Services and Independent fostering agencies: views on proposals for a revised framework for the inspection of local authority fostering services and independent fostering agencies
  • Inspection of Local Authority Fostering Services and Independent fostering agencies (Children and Young Persons Fostering Services Consultation):  views from children and young people on how fostering services should be inspected
  • School Funding Reform: Proposals for a fairer system - views on proposals for the mechanics of a new funding system, the contents of a new national formula and future funding arrangements for the Pupil Premium, early years provision and High Cost Pupils
  • Revised Early Years Foundation Stage - a collective response by Early Years Practitioners in Cornwall giving views on on the government's proposed changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework
  • Revised Statutory Guidance and Regulations for Exclusions from Schools and Pupil Referral Units in England  - views on revised exclusion guidance document and regulations relating to exclusion. This includes proposals for how regulations will be applied to academies, including free schools 
  • Removing the duty on maintained schools to follow the information and communication technology (ICT) programmes of study, attainment targets and statutory assessment arrangements - views on the proposal that the existing information communication technology (ICT) programmes of study and associated attainment targets should be disapplied at all four key stages, along with the statutory assessment arrangements at key stage three, from September 2012
  • Revised Sure Start Children's Centres Statutory Guidance - views on the revised Sure Start children's centres statutory guidance for local authorities, commissioners of local health services and Jobcentre Plus when exercising their functions under the Childcare Act 2006
  • Department for Education: Commission on childcare call for evidence - views on reducing the costs of childcare for working families, and burdens on childcare providers, without compromising the safety or quality of provision.
  • DfE: Supporting families in the foundation years: Proposed changes to the entitlement to free early education and childcare sufficiency - views on proposals for the new entitlement for two year olds from September 2013, including which children will be eligible for free early education. It also includes proposals on the quality and flexibility of the entitlement for two, three and four year olds.
  • Department for Education: Commission on childcare call for evidence - views on reducing the costs of childcare for working families, and burdens on childcare providers, without compromising the safety or quality of provision.
  • Cornwall Council and their Partners' response to the consultation on Traineeships: Supporting young people to develop the skills for Apprenticeships and other sustained jobs, February 2013
  • Measuring Child Poverty consultation response - February 2013
  • A good education for all: inspection of local authority services, April 2013
  • Criteria for Early Years Educator qualifications (Level 3) consultation response. April 2013
  • 16 -19 Bursary funding methodology consultation, June 2013
  • Tax-Free Childcare: consultation on design and operation response, September 2013
  • Changes to the System of School Organisation, October 2013
  • Draft 0-25 Special Educational Needs Code of Practice, Draft Regulations and Transitional Arrangements, December 2013
  • Child Poverty Strategy 2014-2017 consultation response, May 2014
  • PSHEe and Sex Education Enquiry written evidence response, June 2014
  • Headteacher Standards Review Call for Evidence, June 2014
  • Changes to the School Admissions Code, September 2014 
  • Promoting the health and welfare of looked after children, January 2015 
  • Cost of Providing Childcare review: call for evidence, August 2015
  • Reformed GCSE and A level subject content consultation, September 2015
  • Young Adult Offender consultation, October 2015
  • Apprenticeships Levy response, October 2015
  • Proposal to reduce the Youth Justice Board's expenditure in 2015/16 response, October 2015
  • Department for Education: Children’s social care providers: fee increase proposals, December 2015
  • Department for Education: Children's residential care review: independent call for evidence. Cornwall Council response. Young people’s representation groups – Carefree response and Voice4Us response, December 2015
  • Department for Education: Intervening in failing, underperforming and coasting schools, December 2015
  • Ofsted: Local Area Special Education Needs and Disability consultation, December 2015