Presentation on theme: "Raising Participation/Destination Measures. Developments in Kent CEIAG Briefing November 2012."— Presentation transcript:
Raising Participation/Destination Measures. Developments in Kent CEIAG Briefing November 2012
What is RPA? From summer 2013, young people will be required to continue in education or training until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17. From 2015, they will be required to continue until their 18th birthday. Young people will choose how they participate post-16, which could be through: –Full-time education, such as school or college or home education –An apprenticeship –Part-time education or training if they are employed, self employed or volunteering full time (which is defined as 20 hours or more a week). Concise statutory guidance for local authorities is to be published in Autumn 2012 which may be supported by additional legislation Source: DfE, Facts for LAs – Jan 2012
How many young people in Kent will be affected by RPA? First RPA cohort Year 12 November 2011 Year 13 November 2011 NEET6771233 In employment not meeting learning requirement 4041430 Not known117361 September 2013 (Current Year 10) September 2015 (Current Year 9) Cohort size16,47016,704 Activities of 16-18 cohort November 2011
Vulnerable learners who are NEET or have an unknown destination
419 or 86% of those whose status is unknown were identified as vulnerable in Year 11 626 or 33% of those whose status is NEET were identified as vulnerable in Year 11 In total 1045 or 25% of those learners whose status is NEET or Not known were identified as vulnerable in Year 11
RPA key issues 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: Early intervention Tracking young people Supporting vulnerable learners Developing employability skills Raising Aspiration, Achievement and Attitude through CEIAG Realigning the post 16 offer Improving engagement in the Year 13 age group Employer engagement Communication with young people, parents, carers and employers
New ways of working to deliver RPA in Kent – roles and responsibilities 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.
The Employability and Skills Service To support this process the Employability and Skills Service has: –established 4 RPA pilots in Kent which will become district centres of good practice. –3 Participation and Progression Officers to support schools –Created a RONI (Risk of NEET Indicator) –A research and development team –3 Employability Programmes Officers –An ongoing review on it’s support for apprenticeship –Continued it’s commitment to kentchoices4u and kentchoices live. –Launched Raising the Participation Age week
Raising the Participation Age Week 5-9 th November 2012 RPA Week will coincide with the launch of kentchoices4u. Aim: To ensure all Year 11 learners, their parents/carers, teachers and tutors at FE Colleges and work based learning providers are aware that the current Year 11 is expected to stay in learning or training in the academic year in which they turn 17.
RPA week The letters to parents/carers and learners regarding kentchoices4u included an RPA flyer. A letter was sent to Head Teachers/Principals/WBL Managers in October asking them to circulate RPA information to their staff. An RPA PowerPoint presentation and other RPA materials were made available to teaching staff who attended the recent kentchoices4u Training sessions Specific RPA pages have been developed on kentchoices4u, where Resources can be downloaded www.kentchoices4u.com/rpa An update was circulated on the e-bulletin to schools.
Wider support by the Employability learning and Skills Directorate The PRU review The SEN review The Kent Integrated Adolescent Support Services pilots (Dartford, Thanet, Tunbridge Wells and Ashford)
Key questions for schools and other pre 16 providers: 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? Have early intervention strategies for those who at risk of becoming NEET been developed? Have strategies to support transition at 17 been developed? Are there clear 14-19 pathways that learners can easily understand? Are robust partnerships in place to deliver the 14-19 pathways?
The Destination Measure Education Destination Measures were published for the first time on 17th July 2012 as experimental data. The KS4 Measure is based on activity at academic age 16 (i.e. the year after the young person left compulsory schooling). The Key Stage 5 (KS5) Measure is based on activity in the year after the young person took A level or equivalent qualifications. The Measures are based on participation in education or training in all of the first two terms (defined as October to March) of the year after the young person left KS4 or took A level or an equivalent
Key Stage 4 Destination Measure NationalKent Number of students 2009/10 569,11016,400 Percentage going to a sustained education destination Any educational destination85 - Further Education College3322 - Other Further Education Provider45 - School Sixth Form3657 - Sixth Form College120 Apprenticeships43 Percentage not recorded in the measure Education destination not sustained 99 Not Captured in Data in 2012 66
Key Stage 5 Destination Measure NationalKent Number of students 313,3409340 Percentage going to a sustained education destination Any education destination 6461 - Further Education College 87 - Other Further Education Provider 35 - School Sixth Form 12 - Sixth Form College 10 Apprenticeships 21 Higher Education Institution 5248 - Of which went to Oxford or Cambridge 11 - Other Russell Group (excluding Ox. or Cam.) 87 - All other Higher Education Institutions 4139 Other Higher Education Providers 10 Percentage not recorded in the measure Education destination not sustained 87 Not captured in 2012 data 2832