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Youth Achievement Foundations. Steve Turner Programme Director. The Issue. Complex Challenges at Service Delivery & Commissioning Levels. Pro-active or Re-active? Staying Focussed & On Mission Build on experience. Tackling the “NEET” Issue What are the Challenges?.

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youth achievement foundations

Youth Achievement Foundations

Steve Turner

Programme Director

tackling the neet issue what are the challenges

Challenges at Service Delivery & Commissioning Levels.

Pro-active or Re-active?

Staying Focussed & On Mission

Build on experience

Tackling the “NEET” IssueWhat are the Challenges?
aim objectives of pathfinder
Set up 10 sustainable Youth Achievement Foundations

Provide non-formal learning and support services for young people at risk from school exclusion

Engage with schools and local authorities to establish local partnership and improve integrated service provision

Engage with 500 disengaged young people and provide them with accredited awards and qualifications

Aim/objectives of pathfinder
progress to date
190 young people enrolled in 2nd academic year (2009-10);

Average attendance rate was 76.4 per cent;

151 young people (76.5 per cent) achieved accreditation with 83 young people (43.7 per cent) achieving more than one accredited outcome;

279 qualifications achieved by young people;

A sample of the awards and qualifications equated to 3,124.5 points on the Qualification Framework. This is equivalent to 53 GCSE A* or 78 GCSE C.

On average, each accredited student achieved an equivalent GCSE B

The awards and qualifications have so far enabled 49 young people (24 per cent) to move on to further education and employment;

Most students in the sample continue in education, either in YAFs (55 per cent), colleges (22 per cent) or in more specialised training (10 per cent). A small proportion has been able to secure employment (5 per cent) or an apprenticeship (2per cent) Sample taken across 85 students in 4 YAF’s.

In addition 11 Foundations operational as of Sept 6th 12th Foundation expected November, exceeding project profile.

Progress To Date
political environment delivering a big society
Political Environment(Delivering a BIG Society)

Challenging Financial Arena

More Academies

Greater freedom over curriculum

Greater powers for dealing with “Poor” behaviour

A “Pupil Premium”

A National Citizen Service as a “Rites of Passage” transition into adulthood


Marginalised Groups

Academic Year




Host Venue


Operating Hours



Staff Development


local authorities
Curriculum to meet individual needs

Developing self & social learning for a Big Society

Complimenting a National Citizen Service by promoting cohesion, taking responsibility & engaging in their community

Transforming life chances & reducing the causes of NEET

Supporting disadvantaged young people

Tackling poverty of aspiration

Vocational learning to match progression pathways

Cost effective

Integrated support services

Addressing exclusion

Addressing underperformance

Local Authorities
what next
Formalise in an e-mail

UK Youth Info session group or 1:1

Submit Business Plan

Sign Licence Agreement (Franchise)

Start September 2012?

What Next?
Steve Turner