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Ofsted gives evidence on employment opportunities for young people

11 November 2015

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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.


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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