Educating 16-18 year olds Eddie Playfair, Principal of Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc). “Plan for 1 year and plant rice. Plan for 10 years and plant trees. Plan for 100 years and educate people.” Confucius.
Educating 16-18 year olds
Eddie Playfair, Principal of Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc)
“Plan for 1 year and plant rice.
Plan for 10 years and plant trees.
Plan for 100 years and educate people.”
“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”
Herbert George Wells
1. Funding learning
Lagged learner numbers
Learners, learner numbers (LN)
Standard Learners, standard learner numbers (SLN)
National Funding Rate (SLN x NFR x PF + ALS = funding)
Provider Factor (programme, area, disadvantage, success)
Additional Learning Support
Completers, retention rate (C / S)
Achievers, achievement rate (A / C)
Success Rate (A / S = SR)
Value added (ALIS, ALPS, LAT….VA, DT)
The supply chain: schools, colleges, HE and employers
Progression(inc. HE accepances / HE applications)
…all this is recorded, monitored and audited.
The paradox of the sorites
Eubulides of Miletus
“How many grains of sand make a heap?”
“How many learning experiences make
“Education is a social process”
“Through others we become ourselves”
2. Educating young people
Skills, knowledge, aspiration, commitment, potential…
Citizens, workers, family and community members, leaders…
Teaching, information, advice, guidance, support, funding,
A plethora of separate demands and initiatives or a single coherent vision of the learning community, the skilled learner and active citizen?
From alphabet soup….
AAT, ALS, BIS, CVA, DT, ECM, FO1-5, ILR, LAD, LAT, LN, NFR, NQF, OfSTED, PF, SFA, SLN, SLN ratio, VA, YPLA…
…to a successful learning community…
Where young people become skilled, confident and independent learners and develop as community members; autonomous, active citizens and workers with the ability to make a contribution and serve others.
we believe in…success and achievement; setting high standards and expectations.
Among our strategic objectives:
“developing students’ autonomy and skills for learning, employment and global citizenship.”
“Education is the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it.”
4 pillars of learning - UNESCO
for the future:
National Funding Rate to fall as participation rises (RPA)
SSF/FE funding gap to be addressed
EMA to be withdrawn
New providers being encouraged to enter market
Schools encouraged to open sixth forms?
Partnership, federation, merger…?
Wolf review of vocational qualifications
The English Bac pre-16 and reform of league tables
Linearisation of A levels and role of HE
Wider context for young people:
Youth unemployment, restricted access to HE…
Staff are key members of the college community
Have a major stake in the success of the college
Play a major role in creating the ethos
Should be major partners in college governance
The following should be in place:
“be the change you want to see in the world” M.K. Gandhi
“You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way!”
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.”
Johann W. Goethe
“Now is the time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime.”
“Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.”