With the Welsh Government's expectations changing for post-16 education, Gwynedd Council is eager to consider whether there is scope to improve the provision in the Arfon area of the county.
A report that will be considered by Gwynedd Council's Cabinet on 10 March asks for the right to begin local discussions in the summer term 2020. This would include a series of working groups with representation from Arfon's post-16 education stakeholders, including governors, headteachers, teachers and learners.
The aim of this work will be to see how a post-16 education system can be secured in the future which will offer fairness and strong support to every young person in the county to succeed and achieve their potential.
Garem Jackson, Gwynedd Council's Head of Education, said:
“There has been no significant change in the pattern of post-16 education in the Arfon area for 40 years. With the landscape of post-16 education changing across Wales, it is therefore timely for us to take a step back to see if the current situation fully meets the needs of our young people.
“By conducting an open conversation, we want to see what aspects of the current system are working well and what we can do better to ensure an innovative system that offers the best for all learners.
"Above all, we want to find an answer to the question 'what needs to be done to ensure that the system in Gwynedd enables all our learners to fulfil their potential?’.”