Priority Four: Inclusive Education

  Background

  • 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

  Why

  • 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

 What

  • 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.

 How

  • 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

Next meeting

Action points for meeting 11.07.2017

Next meeting 7th November 3-4:30pm Guildhall

For more information or to sign up to be part of the steering group for this priority please contact zoe.nation@cityoflondon.gov.uk