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FE and school leaders discuss employment opportunities and outcomes for young people

26 October 2015

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On Wednesday 28 October, the House of Lords Select Committee on Social Mobility will explore provision from age 14 in the education system in the United Kingdom, as part of its inquiry into social mobility in the transition from school to work, and young people's choices and opportunities.


Wednesday 28 October, Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster.

At 10.35am:

  • Pat Brennan-Barrett, Principal and Chief Executive of Northampton College, and Chair of the HE in FE Network, Association of Colleges
  • Malcolm Trobe, Deputy General Secretary, Association of Schools and College Leaders

At 11.35am:

  • David Nicoll, Director, Studio Schools Trust
  • Charles Parker, Chief Executive Officer, the Baker Dearing Educational Trust

Areas of discussion

The Committee will explore a number of issues with the witnesses including:

  • the importance of post-14 education, careers guidance, work experience, funding, and performance measures;
  • inequality of provision for girls, BAME groups, and working-class boys;
  • whether post-14 provision adequately prepares young people for work; and
  • the role of Ofsted and the possible outcomes of the Government's review of further education.

Further information

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