P2 Martin Collins - Supporting successful transitions from school in Glasgow

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Material of the 10th Annual meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development |23-25 April 2014 | Stockholm, Sweden
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P2 Martin Collins - Supporting successful transitions from school in Glasgow

  1. 1. Supporting Successful Transitions from School in Glasgow Martin Collins Employment and Skills Manager Glasgow City Council
  2. 2. Scotland’s National Commitment to Full Youth Employment Opportunities for All ‘Every young person aged between 16 and 19 will be offered a place in employment, education or training if they need one’ Alex Salmond Scotland’s First Minister
  3. 3. In Context; in Glasgow • Around 35,000 young people aged 15-19 (10% of national figure) • 12,000 in school; 23,000 left school; of which (approximately) – 50% University or College – 20% in Employment – 10% in Training – 5% in personal development programmes – 15% unemployed • These figures are not static – around a third of our 16-19 year olds (10,000+) are in a state of flux • Enduring issues of poverty, reduced life chances and inequality across the city
  4. 4. . 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 1-Most Deprived 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10-Least Deprived Glasgow City All local authorities 41% of pupils in Glasgow City Council schools live in the most deprived 10% of data zones compared to 11% in Scotland 58% of pupils in Glasgow City Council schools live in the most deprived 20% of data zones compared to 22% in Scotland 6% of pupils in Glasgow City Council schools live in the least deprived 20% of data zones compared to 19% in Scotland Distribution of wealth in the city and across the country
  5. 5. School Leaver Destinations - Positive 0.0% 5.0% 10.0% 15.0% 20.0% 25.0% 30.0% 35.0% 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 HE FE Training Employed Vol Work Activity Agreement School Leaver Destinations - Negative 0.0% 2.0% 4.0% 6.0% 8.0% 10.0% 12.0% 14.0% 16.0% 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 U/E Seeking U/E Not Seeking Unknown Changes / Progress in school leaver destinations from 2006
  6. 6. How we compare to the rest of the country… Glasgow and Scotland Positive Destination Comparison 78% 80% 82% 84% 86% 88% 90% 92% 94% 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 Glasgow Scotland
  7. 7. Why have we improved despite our economic frailty? • National and local policy focus - consistent direction of travel and consistently high priority amongst our politicians • Investment of time and resources in partnership and infrastructure development • Commitment to understanding the needs of our young people better and supporting our most vulnerable • But…..is this real improvement (or statistical improvement)?
  8. 8. Glasgow’s Youth Gateway • One referral form, a single entry point into GYG – no wrong door • Risk Matrix and Data Sharing Agreements • Case allocation based on systematic, consistent criteria; • Shared Case Management at local levels (school, job centre etc) and referrals based on need • Referral Routes (two way) with Glasgow’s Training, Voluntary and Private Sector provision • Co-location of staff and area team communication model • Shared publicised targets
  9. 9. S5-6 School Further education Higher education Modern Apprenticeship / Skillseeker Get Ready for Work Employment with training Employment without training – ILA Youngpeopleapproachingend ofcompulsoryparticipation andreadyforformallearningoption Youngpeopleapproachingend ofcompulsoryparticipation andnotreadyfor formallearningoption Activity Agreement Referralto relevant existing activity Individuallycommissioned personaldevelopmentactivity LACLDopprtunities Voluntarysectorpersonal developmentopportunities Relevantactivitycommissioned strategically(e.g.existingLifeSkills) volunteering
  10. 10. • Glasgow’s Model for Activity Agreements
  11. 11. Solutions rather than sticking plasters… • Earlier intervention • Focus on aspirations from primary school (age 5+) • Better understanding of labour markets and growth areas – huge skills deficits in growth areas • Better partnerships with businesses – enough jobs to go round in the city to employ every young person who lives there! • Better understanding of young people’s needs; and better support to their parents
  12. 12. • to increase the aspirations and choices available to Glasgow’s children and young people in respect of their future careers • to improve and contextualise employability and sector specific skills to make our young people’s ambitions achievable • to increase the number of young people leaving Local Authority funded education into high quality, positive and sustained destinations with clear future career pathways Time to be a bit more ambitious… Re-defining our Aims
  13. 13. Enterprise Skills&Aspirations Employability TransitionInclusion School and Business Partnership
  14. 14. Strong Focus on Economic Growth – business partnerships are key – Engineering – Low Carbon Industries – Hospitality – Life Sciences – Financial Services – Creative Industries – New qualifications, new locations and methods of learning, greater fluidity between school, college and the workplace…
  15. 15. Redefining Skills and Updating Aspirations • 25% of our boys want to work in the construction industry – construction makes up less than 5% of the Glasgow labour market • Translating these aspirations to 21st century – e.g. green / digital infrastructures; • Start aged 5 through to 19 with a coherent approach that involves parents as well as children
  16. 16. Supporting Successful Transitions from School in Glasgow Martin Collins Employment and Skills Manager Glasgow City Council

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