Issue details

14-24 Education Strategy - 12/01897

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

Contact: Sue Dunn, Head of Skills and Employability Tel: 01622 694923 e-mail:

Consultation process

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?

All Members


Financial implications: Sue Dunn - Head of Skills and Employability 01622 694923

Legal implications: 12/01897

Equalities implications: Major policies not in the Policy Framework or changes to existing