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Education and learning

The Inclusive Growth Framework translates inclusive growth from an intellectual concept to into a reality that can be put into practice to build a fairer, greener and better connected region

Inclusive Growth Framework Fundamentals

Education and learning


Education and learning opportunities are important for everyone at any age, to enable them to flourish and reach their potential. From giving children and young people the best start in life, to providing opportunities for working aged and older adults to gain new skills, retrain for a new job or just pursue their own interests for leisure. All types of learning are important for an inclusive society. 


For our children and young people, it is worth considering the extent to which they can attend a good or outstanding school, to study the subjects that they want to, and the extent to which their training and the careers advice offered gives them the aspirations, skills, and knowledge to flourish and fully realise their potential.

For working aged and older adults, considerations include the extent to which our education and training is aligned to current and future potential growth sectors and to their interests and aspirations.

These have equality dimensions, for instance, in whether such opportunities are accessible to our diverse communities and whether discrimination and other societal factors limit the potential for people to succeed.


Improved levels of skills for all to flourish and realise their potential.


  • Working aged population with Level 4 qualifications and above
  • Young people not in education, employment, or training
  • Attainment 8 score (GCSE)
  • Pupils reaching the expected standard at the end of key stage 2 in reading, writing and mathematics
  • Total number of learners aged 25-64
  • Ofsted Good and Outstanding schools, %

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