School Readiness in Hillingdon

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2366
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given that the Mayor's own Health Inequality strategy lists School Readiness at the end of year five as a key indicator for his statutory duty to promote the reduction of health inequality, is he appalled by figures that suggest in 2014, 48% of children in Hillingdon failed to achieve the expected level of development at that age?

Answers

Answer for School Readiness in Hillingdon
School Readiness in Hillingdon

School Readiness in Hillingdon

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I agree that all young children should get a good start in life. Early years settings are vital in laying the foundations for lifelong health and wellbeing and for improving child development and school readiness, as well as parenting aspirations and skills. I am pleased that Hillingdon Council has an established Early Years Health Award to encourage good health and school readiness. 

This answer was received on 10/04/16.