Priority Four: Inclusive Education
- Recognising the significance of ‘soft’ skills in skills gaps, there is a need for a curriculum for life which builds on transferrable skills.
Investment in a web of positive activities outside of schools, to develop stronger links between schools/education and the informal sector
- Embedding life skills in the London Curriculum and reviewing the role played by the informal education sector to deliver on this
- ‘An Audit Commission report in 2009 on the benefits of sports and leisure activities in preventing anti-social behaviour among young people estimated that a young person in the criminal justice system costs the taxpayer over £200,000 by the time they are 16. But one who is given support to stay out of trouble costs less than £50,000’ Young People Count 2016
- Too many young Londoners still don’t have the chance to develop the skills and take advantage of the opportunities of our city.
- Young people need to feel equipped for a great future so that London and its communities are stronger
- Create a better, and more inclusive approach to education in London that supports and opens up opportunities for young people.
- Taking a restorative approach to young people across London that builds resilience and skills for the future.
- To work across the London curriculum, looking at soft skills, evidence and impact, and restorative approaches
- To develop more consistent links across business partnerships, formal and informal education to prepare young people for work
- Engage with new ways of learning using digital and tech to engage more young people
The ask for the GLA
- The mayor to lead on an inclusive education campaign across London focusing on young people on the margins
- Host platforms where the informal sector and formal education sector can come together to develop the skills offer for young people