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14-19 Reform in East Sussex: Building better futures together. Local policy context. Children and Young People’s Plan 14-19 Plan Raising Achievement Strategy Narrowing the Gap Strategy LAA NEET Action plan. Participation in learning. Attainment. 14-19 in East Sussex.

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14 19 reform in east sussex building better futures together

14-19 Reform in East Sussex: Building better futures together

Local policy context

Local policy context

Children and Young People’s Plan

14-19 Plan

Raising Achievement Strategy

Narrowing the Gap Strategy

LAA NEET Action plan

Participation in learning

Participation in learning



14 19 in east sussex

14-19 in East Sussex

We started working towards implementing the 14-19 reforms in 2006

Our new 14-19 plan is based on evaluation of our progress and is written in the context of:

The national economic downturn

New responsibilities for LA’s under 16-19 transfer of funding

Towards 2013

Towards 2013

  • By 2013 all young people will have an entitlement to:

    • participate in learning/training up to age 17

    • have access to all four suites of qualifications, irrespective of where they study.

  • Our new 14-19 plan provides the strategic framework that will enable us to realise these goals

14 19 plan

14-19 plan

  • Reshaping the educational landscape

  • Creating a new curriculum

  • Supporting all young people

  • Developing the infrastructure

Reshaping the educational landscape

Reshaping the Educational Landscape

  • Developing collaborations

  • Delivering the Entitlement

  • Raising the Participation Age

Progress to date developing collaborations

Progress to date: Developing collaborations

  • Strong collaboration is required to deliver the reforms

  • Local Area Partnership Boards are now maturing

  • Other collaborations include:

    • Federated schools in Hastings

    • Gaining Ground collaborations

    • Causeway School and Bishop Bell

14 19 collaborative structures

14-19 collaborative structures

Local area partnership boards

Local Area Partnership Boards

Priority raising the participation age rpa

Priority: Raising the Participation Age (RPA)

  • NEETs – latest monthly figures show that the NEET figure is increasing

  • This reflects regional and national trends attributed to the economic climate

  • LAA NEET Plan – Partnership working to reduce NEETs, includes targeted funds for NEET initiatives

  • Targeting those who leave post-16 education without achieving a qualification

  • Clearing House Event for all 16 and 17 years without a place in education or training will take place next week.

Priority rpa trial

Priority: RPA Trial

  • East Sussex is one of seven LAs taking part in a DCSF funded RPA Trial

  • An RPA Manager and cross-service working group established to oversee strategy and trial

Creating a new curriculum

Creating a new curriculum

  • Develop four suites of qualifications

  • Establish the Foundation Learning Tier

  • Maximise Apprenticeship opportunities

  • Establish robust quality assurance procedures

Progress to date diploma learning

Progress to date: Diploma learning

  • Last year there were 343 Diploma learners in East Sussex

  • This year that number is set to rise to around 1200

  • All of the first 10 Diploma lines are available in East Sussex

Priority building the foundation learning tier

Priority: Building the Foundation Learning Tier

  • Development of Alternative Education will help us to build the FLT

  • 420 places commissioned

  • Courses include:

    • Youth leadership awards

    • Arts awards

    • Small animal care

    • Brickwork and carpentry

  • This provision will become a mainstream option for those who struggle with GCSEs, as we build the Foundation Learning Tier

Building the foundation learning tier

Building the Foundation Learning Tier

  • Disseminate good practice from last year’s post-16 FLT pilot at a conference this autumn.

  • East Sussex have been invited to join the National FLT Network

  • A forum for Alternative Education providers has been established

Supporting all young people

Supporting all young people

  • Provide information, advice and guidance (IAG) for all young people

  • Develop the online Area Prospectus

  • Implement an online Common Application Process for 16 year olds

Progress to date area prospectus

Progress to date:Area Prospectus

  • Our online Area Prospectus contains details of all post 16 provision across Sussex.

  • This is an important tool for providing impartial information for all young people.

Priority developing iag provision

Priority:Developing IAG provision

  • Development and implementation of a Careers Education/IAG strategy across East Sussex

  • Developing a collaborative approach and shared responsibility in the delivery of IAG

  • Make impartial IAG more accessible to young people

Developing the infrastructure

Developing the infrastructure

  • Develop transport solutions

  • Agree strategic priorities for capital investment

  • Ensure a well trained workforce

  • Engage more employers to support young people

Progress to date working with employers

Progress to date:Working with employers

  • Around 4,500 employers a year help our young people to develop their skills through:

    • Work experience

    • Workplace visits

    • Giving talks in schools

    • Providing real business scenarios for learners

  • A new online database is helping our schools and colleges to develop their work with local businesses

Progress to date the public sector

Progress to date:The public sector

  • ESCC now takes more than 100 young people a year on work experience placements.

  • 15 young volunteers are undertaking a year’s placement with Children’s Services while completing their NVQ qualifications.

  • 20 apprentices being recruited across ESCC in diverse roles including accounting, admin, childcare, finance, ICT, civil engineering.

Priority diploma exemplar project

Priority:Diploma Exemplar Project

  • £4.9 million secured from the DCSF to support diploma delivery

  • Network of Creative Learning Centres across East Sussex, West Sussex & Brighton & Hove.

  • Showcase Centre at Beacon CC

  • ICT Strand includes 3D technology, Diploma Channel, video-conferencing

  • Large number of partners, complex project to deliver, high profile

Further information

Further information


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