How Your Money is Spent

Education and Children's Services

Your Council Tax is spent on…

  •  running 58 primary schools, eight secondary schools, one special school and the Pembrokeshire Learning Centre
  •  educating over 17,500 pupils and employing over 2,600 members of education staff
  •  providing specialist provision for up to 200 pupils with complex learning disabilities in nine schools, in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.
  •  providing a team that works with parents, pupils and schools - including educational psychologists, specialist teachers and learning assistants - to provide individual support to schools and parents.
  • employing 23 full-time and 99 part-time youth workers and volunteers, and 21 youth justice team staff, who work with approximately 3,500 young people.
  •  supporting the delivery of youth work and activities in a range of settings including four centres, 16 youth clubs, all secondary schools, the PLC (Pembrokeshire Learning Centre) and Pembrokeshire College. 
  •  providing a specialist outreach team working with disengaged young people. 
  • running the Music Service, which provides specialist weekly tuition to more than 2,200 pupils in over 80% of Pembrokeshire’s schools, and providing regular performing opportunities for around 500 students.
  • providing  about 43,000 meals a week to primary and secondary schools through the Schools Meals Service
  • facilitating the County Youth Assembly and locally-based youth forums as well as supporting a youth information website.
  • supporting Pembrokeshire’s commitment to children’s rights through the Children’s and Young People’s Office and formal adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. 
  • supporting the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme in all secondary schools and four open award centres, with 236 completing the Bronze Award, 84 the Silver Award and 34 the Gold Award in 2017.
  • delivering the Learning Pembrokeshire adult community learning programme at six Community Learning Centres and more than 50 community venues, with over 3,000 learners engaged on over 348 classes.
  • delivering Sport Pembrokeshire initiatives, providing more than 42,000 extracurricular sporting opportunities for secondary school aged pupils, and training for over 500 primary school based staff. 
  • working with community sports clubs to increase junior membership which currently stands at 56% of the local population.
  • providing a peripatetic PE service to a third of Pembrokeshire’s primary schools to ensure high quality delivery of physical education
  • delivering Children’s Social Care; at any one time working with over 1,000 young people and children in need. 
  • safeguarding and supporting around 1,700 of the most vulnerable children and young people in Pembrokeshire including looked after children, children on the Child Protection Register, care leavers and those within the preventative services
  • recruiting and supporting foster carers and adoptive parents, and matching suitable carers to looked after children and young people.
  • providing respite care for young people with moderate to severe disabilities at a specialist short breaks unit.
  • undertaking crime prevention work with more than 1,500 young people each year.
  • supporting victims of crime; 83 young people were supported during the course of the year.
  • delivering substance misuse and sexual health sessions across the County using a harm reduction model. 
  • providing a Parent Partnership Service that has given 334 parents, children and young people information and advice on educational issues, through a helpline, website, drop-in surgeries and network meetings.
  • delivering social opportunities for young people with additional learning needs through ‘The Trinity Project’, a dedicated weekend youth club. 
  • providing a specialist after-school club for children with an additional learning need or disability.
  • delivering specialist provision for up to 150 pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • providing around 3,800 school-based therapeutic counselling sessions for over 600 children and young people.
  • delivering an excellent range of professional development for additional learning needs, as part of the Authority’s strategy to build school capacity.
  • providing termly cluster meetings to enable Additional Learning Needs Coordinators to develop their knowledge, network and share best practice.
ID: 733, revised 09/03/2018