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14-19 Reform : The Next Steps Remember why this is happening Journey so far Curriculum Reform Advice / Guidance & Youth Support National, Regional & Sub.

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1 14-19 Reform : The Next Steps Remember why this is happening Journey so far Curriculum Reform Advice / Guidance & Youth Support National, Regional & Sub Regional Roles Partnership Development Accountability Impact for staff

2 What is React? Funded by the DCSF, React is a small team based within the Local Government Association The team will support local authorities in building capacity to ensure the smooth transfer of commissioning & funding from the LSC The React Programme will work closely with the Association of Directors of Children's Services and other organisations

3 Why? –Leitch message – lack of skills holds back the economy; UK falling behind in the number of year olds in learning –Social inclusion agenda – working with the hardest to reach youngsters –Impact on looked after young people, teenage conceptions, anti social behaviour –General Wellbeing of young people

4 How? –Curriculum reform –Qualification reform –Raising of learning participation age –Better support for vulnerable young people –Impartial information advice and guidance –Stronger employer input at all levels –Transfer of duties to local authorities –14-19 Partnerships & Consortia

5 Local Authority Transformation –Every Child Matters priorities –Children’s Trusts / LAs already have the duty for wellbeing –LEAs abolished –Children & Young People’s Services –Local / Multi Area Agreements –Sub National Review : impact on regeneration / employment & skills

6 C Curriculum & Qualification Reform

7 Advice & Guidance Integrated Youth Support –Area Prospectus (2007) –September Guarantee (2007/08) –Connexions Transfer (2008) –Integrated Youth Support (2008) –Duty to provide impartial advice (2009) –New careers education standards (2009) –Common Application Process (2010) –Minimum IAG entitlement (2010)

8 Employers Role Enhanced Sector Skill Councils Employer lead in planning new qualifications Government approval and funding for company owned qualifications Enhanced role for employers at local levels EBP funding transferred to LAs Employment and Skills Boards – should have trade union representation

9 LSC Transfer : 2010/11 –YPLA – “light touch” national body –LAs to plan and secure the provision for learners in FE colleges, 6 th form colleges and schools 6 th forms –6 th form colleges – back with LAs –Direct commissioning through sub regional groups –Apprenticeships commissioned by NAS, responding to local demand –SEN / LLDD commissioning up to 25 –Offender learning

10 Regional or Sub regional? Sub regional groups reflect travel to learn Home LA commissions all activity in local colleges Some LAs seeking regional commissioning Sub regional groups vary from as small as two Las 150 LAs = 41 Sub regional groups Sub regional groups need to focus beyond their boundary

11 Partnership Development & Accountability Duty on LAs to co-operate with providers (2008) Duty on providers to co-operate (2009) Partnership & Planning Duties Accountability through Area Assessment and Ofsted Inspection of partnership activity Shared performance indicators & targets at local and county level

12 Issues LA focus now through to 18 Partnership Development Transfer of LSC staff Shadowing / secondment Workforce Development New relationship between LAs, schools and colleges – 6 th form and FE Impact on existing teams Integration of SEN/LLDD assessment Offender learning ESF Co-financing

13 Staff Issues Yet more turmoil for LSC staff Capacity in local authorities Impact of pay / conditions of staff in schools & colleges on partnership led programmes : flexibility? Qualifications of tutors on vocational programmes Professional development

14 Impact on young people, parents and employers Much better integration of planning, funding and accountability at a local level Improved communication with young people, parents and employers No more buck-passing – from 2010 it will stop at each LA..


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