Communities and Support Services Performance
Communities and Support Services consists of the following teams:
Community Learning and Development
Bases its work on the National Priorities for Community Learning and Development which cover achievement through learning for adults, for young people and through building community capacity, helping people and communities to reach their potential.
Promotes the spread of knowledge, information, education and culture; stimulates intellectual, artistic and imaginative activity and encourage and nourish leisure interests; provides an information service to the local community, business interests and to the local authority; conserves and exploits materials, including archive materials, relating to Midlothian; operates a records management service for the local authority.
Performance and Planning, including Early Years and Childcare
Provides support across the Division for performance management, planning, quality improvement, partnership working, procurement and commissioning, and information management. The Early Years and Childcare Partnership supports and develops early years and childcare provision in all sectors and planning and quality improvement for these services.
Manages Midlothian's Public Private Partnership schools contracts, develops property briefs and manages the school estate plan, client liaison services, Health & Safety risk assessments, divisional risk management and business continuity for all business units.
Finance and Administration
Provides administrative support, financial management and training to the whole division including 39 schools, which operate under the Scheme of Devolved Budget Management.
Provides support, advice and guidance in the adherence, development and dissemination of HR Policy and Practice and develops monitoring systems. It is also responsible for the organisation of specific Training and Development within the Division.
Each of these sections has a number of key objectives which are described in the Communities and Support Services Service plan.
The Communities and Support Services Service Plan 2013-14 is available here:
Previous versions of the Service Plan can be found below:
- Communities and Support Services Service Plan 2012-13 (PDF)
- Communities and Support Services Service Plan 2011-12 (PDF)
Performance is monitored through quarterly performance reports.
The performance indicators below provide a snapshot of how the service is performing. More detail can be found in the quarterly performance reports.