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<h4>East Berkshire Community Learning and Skills Service</h4><p>Slough Borough Council has overall responsibility for the delivery of the Education and Skills funding Agency (ESFA) funded provision for Community Learning and Adult Skills funding streams for Slough and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.&nbsp;<br>The East Berkshire Community Learning and Skills Service (also referred to as CLASS and the “Service”) receives funding from the ESFA to deliver the Adult Education Budget (AEB). &nbsp;AEB includes Adult Skills and Community Learning. The Service both directly delivers and sub-contracts out provision. &nbsp;About three quarters of provision is directly delivered by the Service.&nbsp;<br>The Service is regulated by Ofsted and is judged in relation to the Common Inspection Framework.</p><p><strong>Our Vision, Mission and Values</strong><br><br><strong>Vision&nbsp;</strong><br>“Deliver quality learning, advice and skills to residents to enable them to improve their opportunities for education and employment and to contribute to the success of the local economy and their quality of life.”&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Mission</strong><br>“Supporting residents through learning to improve their skills for employment and quality of life.”&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Values</strong><br>• Delivering high quality provision which meets local needs and priorities&nbsp;<br>• Putting the needs of learners first&nbsp;<br>• Ensuring that public funding is targeted effectively at those facing the most barriers to learning and work. &nbsp;<br><br><strong>About the boroughs of Slough and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead&nbsp;</strong><br><br>The Service delivers adult and community learning across two boroughs: Slough and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Slough Profile&nbsp;</strong><br>Slough, with a vibrant and diverse community coupled with a thriving local economy, is predominantly an urban area within the South-East of about 148,800 people. &nbsp;The population has the highest proportion of 30-39 year olds in the South East, and a large number of new arrivals to both the town and the country. &nbsp;With 34.5% of the population defining itself as ‘White British’ over half the population is from an ethnic minority population. &nbsp;This is characterised by over 28% born outside the UK and the EU (Census 2011/ONS 2019).&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) Profile</strong><br>RBWM’s boundaries contain 83% green belt land interspersed with villages, hamlets, and three concentrated urban settlements, around which the majority of the 150,100 residents live. &nbsp;In line with national trends the population has risen by 8.2% in the last decade, and there are an increasing number of older residents. &nbsp;77.5% of residents in RBWM define themselves as ‘White British’ and 17.4% were born outside of the United Kingdom, which sits slightly above South East average. &nbsp;The population of the borough consists of 61.4% 16 – 64 year olds (Census 2011/ONS 2019).&nbsp;</p>