The endorsement of a new 14-24 strategy
The project is in line with Kent strategies and in particular supports the following;
Bold Steps for Kent prioritises
3 Ensure all pupils meet their full potential
4: Shape education and skills provision around the needs of the Kent economy
7: Build a strong relationship with key business sector across Kent
Bold Steps for Education
Shape education and skills provision around the needs of the Kent economy
The education, Learning and Skills directorate will give particular priority to improving the skills and employability of 14 - 24 year olds, so that they make a good start to adult life and their potential is not lost to the Kent economy.
Apprenticeships Strategy – Increasing the number of young people undertaking apprenticeships and securing employability skills.
Education Commissioning Plan (Post 16 and SEND provision) – this plan will help the LA, schools, colleges and other education and training providers to forecast need and commission provision.
Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision
The strategy will have a potential impact upon the learning choices and progression opportunities of all 14-24 year olds in Kent. The key client groups will be 16-18 year olds who are currently Not in Employment Education and Training; young people without key employability skills at level 2; vulnerable learners (including LLDD) and young people who are at work but not in training.
The main risk is that key stakeholders won't engage at the District level to deliver this.
Most of the costs will come from existing programme budgets being used in a more flexible and responsive way.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/12/2012
Decision due: 7 Jan 2013 by Cabinet
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Education, Learning & Skills
Lead director: Patrick Leeson
Department: Education & Young People's Services
To allow for an adequate consultation to take place
Notify all Members of the Council
Aims and level(s) of consultation (KCC consultation levels attached)
Key consultee groups
Schools, Academies, Colleges, Work Based Learning Providers, Employers, Members
Start and finish dates of consultation.
Equalities Impact Assessment included in the consultation documentation. Please state where this can be found
Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment
Informing Only (Who and when)
Has the matter already been discussed by a Cabinet Committee? If not when will be it discussed by the Cabinet Committee and the date of the meeting
ELS Cabinet Committee on 10 July 2012
Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?
Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision? Is it All Members?
Financial implications: Sue Dunn - Head of Skills and Employability 01622 694923 firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal implications: 12/01897
Equalities implications: Major policies not in the Policy Framework or changes to existing