Welcome from Councillor Sohail Munawar

A traction engine ride at our annual canal festival

Welcome to the autumn edition of Citizen. Although it doesn’t feel like two minutes since we welcomed in summer, maybe because there’s not much change in the weather?

Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed your summer, whether that was spending time away with the family or taking advantage of some of the many activities the council organised across Slough.

For many young people across Slough the summer was far from relaxing as they took their GSCE and A-level exams at the start and then had the long wait until the back end of August for results.

Our initial results showed some excellent performances by our students at GSCE level, made even more impressive against the backdrop of a new grading system. At A-level we have also seen positive results and an improvement in performance from last year.

Slough is committed to helping our young people achieve their potential and all of us at the council are extremely proud of the dramatic improvement our schools have made in recent years. Over the past 12 months we have invested more than £18 million in school improvements and expansion and we continue to support Slough’s Youth Parliament in ensuring the voice of our young people is heard.

It’s right to celebrate success, and I want to congratulate our schools, teachers and support staff for providing the support, encouragement and motivation our young people need to reach their potential.

As you read through this edition you’ll come across some of the council’s successes over the past 12 months, achievements we are rightly proud of as we meet the targets we set for improving Slough for all our residents.

Enjoy your read, and please get in contact with us if you’d like more information about the articles in this issue of Citizen.

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