Education Committee to take evidence on participation in education and training for 16-19 year olds

11 March 2011

Education Committee to take evidence on 16-19 participation in education and training on Wednesday 16 March at 9.30 am in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House


This first evidence session of the Committee’s inquiry into participation by 16–19 year olds in education and training, announced on 11 January, will look first at some of the research evidence on barriers to participation, including financial barriers, and the value of the Education Maintenance Allowance in overcoming these. The second part of the session will look at the implications for further education colleges and sixth-form colleges of increasing to 18 the age until which young people must participate in education or training.

At 09.30am

  • Mick Fletcher, independent research consultant;
  • Mark Corney, independent research consultant, and
  • Haroon Chowdry, Institute for Fiscal Studies

 At approximately 10.15am 

  • Ian MacNaughton, Principal, The Sixth Form College, Colchester;
  • Dr Elaine McMahon CBE, Chief Executive and Principal, Hull College Group;
  • David Lawrence, Principal, Easton College;
  • Jane Machell, Principal, Alton College, and
  • David Wood, Principal and Chief Executive, Lancaster and Morecambe College

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