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Ofsted gives evidence on employment opportunities for young people

11 November 2015

The Select Committee on Social Mobility examines the role of Ofsted and of local authorities, combined authorities and LEPs in providing skills and employment opportunities for under-served groups of young people.

Witnesses

Wednesday 11 November, Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 10.35am:

  • Sir Michael Wilshaw, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills at Ofsted
  • Matthew Coffey, Chief Operating Officer of Ofsted

At 11.35am:

  • Dawn Baxendale, Chief Executive, Southampton Council
  • Yolande Burgess, Strategy Director, London Councils
  • Theresa Grant, Chief Executive, Trafford Council
  • Andrew Hodgson, Vice Chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP) Board, and North East LEP Employment and Skills Board.

Areas of discussion 

  • What makes a good quality apprenticeship?
  • Who should have overall responsibility for guiding young people through the transition from education to employment?
  • Who should be responsible for the accurate recording of data on young people, for analysing it, and for ensuring it is used to help improve outcomes for young people?
  • How local authorities, employers, schools and colleges can work together to provide a coherent system to support young people in the transition from school to work.

Further information

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