Tackling local youth Worklessness through a whole area approach Rob Williamson Skills and Employability Team. Raising the Participation Age.
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Tackling local youth Worklessness through a whole area approach Rob Williamson Skills and Employability Team
Source: DfE, Facts for LAs – Jan 2012
Activities of 16-18 cohort November 2011
Have sufficient arrangements been made to secure independent impartial careers guidance for all pupils in Year 9-11?
How do schools ensure their learners are equipped to successfully participate and progress beyond 18, whichever pathway they choose at 16?
Are there clear 14-19 pathways that learners can easily understand?
Are robust partnerships in place to deliver the 14-19 pathways?
If employers employ a 16 or 17 year old for 20 hours or more a week,
and for eight or more weeks in a row they have two duties.
To take reasonable steps to check young person has made arrangements to participate in education or training or arrange accredited training for them.
To permit the young person to participate in education or training.
Employers will not:
Be responsible for monitoring the young person’s attendance.
Have to pay for the training or the wages while they are not at work.
The young person’s training should be at least 280 guided hours per year, but can be taken flexibly.
A DFE consultation is currently underway on whether employers should be financially penalised if they breach duties.
The role of the LA through the Employability and Skills Team is to
provide leadership, influence and Strategic direction to help
providers develop their own local solutions.
Delivering RPA will be dependant on local providers developing
solutions in partnership with others in their area.
To support this process the Employability and Skills Team is
planning to run a RPA pilot based on the development of
four district centres of good practice.
The Skills and Employability Team has undertaken a detailed analysis
of the 16-8 cohort and identified barriers to participation. The initial
findings have identified a number of key issues:
Tracking young people
Supporting vulnerable learners
Raising Aspiration, Achievement and Attitude through CEIAG
Realigning the post 16 offer
Improving engagement in the Year 13 age group
Communication with young people, parents, carers and employers
To understand the implications of the following consultations and their impact on RPA:
National curriculum review, 16-19 Programme of study review, 16-19 Funding review, Work related learning consultation, Changes in the Education Act 2011and Bursary funding
2. Restructure local partnerships to deliver RPA
3. Support the transition from the universal careers service to the
provision of impartial guidance by schools from September 2012
4. RPA consultation ends April 13th 2012
5. Planning for RPA pilots running April 2012- March 2013
The Key Stage 4 Measure
The Key Stage 5 Measure
What the measures might look like:
College B had 70 per cent of students who progressed to a positive destination within one year of their 16-18 learning. Of these pupils:
40 per cent entered higher education at University (the DfE may then break this down into top Universities)
20 per cent continued in further education.
10 per cent entered employment
Subject to data testing, the KS5 destination measure will be published alongside the KS5 Performance Tables.
There are specific challenges facing the development of the KS5 measure.
Source: DfE October 2011
Kent Employment Programme – Supporting Kent’s Employers to Grow, Creating Opportunities for Young People
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Why we are right to act now on youth unemployment…..
2008 Financial Crisis and Recession
The impact of the Future Job Fund
Draw together and focus 2 million pounds of funding from several funding streams to provide grants for employers to support long term work based training for those who are: