Councillor Paul Brading

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Party: Conservatives

Electoral Division: Lake South

Contact information

Home address: 
40 Fairfield Gardens
Lake
Isle of Wight
PO36 9EZ

Mobile:  07719 174690

Bus. email:  paul.brading@iow.gov.uk

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Term of Office

  • 04/05/2017 -

Annual Report

Councillor Paul Brading – Lake South Ward

 

Over the last year I have dealt with many varied issues for my residents, from planning and traffic issues, to broken lifts in Flats. I pride myself on contacting residents promptly and doing my very best to listen and help them.

 

In my role as Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education and Skills I have contributed to the whole Island strategy. Following our Children’s Service Ofsted inspection in November 2018 when we received a good rating in every aspect, we have now had an inspection of our SEND in December 2019 which was excellent, putting us in the top quintile Nationally.

 

I have achieved my aim of visiting every School on the Island and have been impressed by the dedication and hard work of all the staff. Educational outcome has improved at every level. We have made huge progress at KS2 levels, increasing by 5% with many schools now over National average. Results at both GCSE and A levels have increased closing the gap on Nationals.

 

I hosted another Island Youth Conferences engaging our young people on planning for the Islands future, and Educational Awards Events celebrating the excellent work of our Education staff.

 

This year a focus has been on developing a Higher Education strategy for the Island. The aim is to offer degree courses on the Island, matching the needs and requirements of our Business Community. Phase 2 of this is set up a physical Hub, and plans are well underway to achieve this aim.

 

Alongside my Cabinet role, I sit on Pension Committee; Health and Wellbeing Board; IOW Local Children’s Safeguarding Board, Adult Community Learning Board, LAACES, and chair the Corporate Parenting Board.

 

I remain proud to represent Lake South on the Isle of Wight Council and will continue to give my best in the year ahead.