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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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 qualificationsAim/objectives of pathfinder
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
Challenging Financial Arena
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
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
Integrated support services
Addressing underperformanceLocal Authorities