Opportunity Areas in the North Yorkshire Coast Consultation
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Opportunity Areas in the North Yorkshire Coast Consultation

Opportunity Areas in the North Yorkshire Coast Consultation

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Opportunity Areas in the North Yorkshire Coast Consultation



The new Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening MP, has recently announced a new Opportunity Areas programme and we are delighted that Scarborough district was one of the first areas to be included in this important national initiative.

The Department of Education is looking to fund the local partnership and increasingly align other national programmes ensure that we have access to national programmes, to make sure that children get the best start in early years, access to improved teaching and leadership in schools, increased access to FE/university, strengthen technical pathways for young people and work with employers to improve young people’s access to the right advice and experiences. These ambitions chime so closely with our local Scarborough Pledge programme which you may recall was the result of an Education Summit that took place in March 2015 and led to significant investment from NYCC.

Our progress in delivering the Scarborough Pledge provides much on which to build but the opportunity area designation creates a greater, even richer chance to have even more collective impact. We are delighted that the opportunity area programme covers the whole education remit including FE and HE. It also has a wider geographical coverage - it includes the whole of the Scarborough District, including Whitby. For this reason, the first step we wish to take is to consult with local people partners on:

  • What difference do we want to make in the Scarborough District through this opportunity, and for whom?
  • What do we see as the current work strands of the Scarborough Pledge that we would seek to enhance or deepen
  • How can we build from the current Pledge (for example the new programme will be fully inclusive of the Whitby area and include post-16 education)?
  • What specific additional work is required, particularly in relation to post-16 education, HE and skills?
  • What are the investments that can be proposed as early wins?
  • How can we ensure that everyone in the district is able to feel ownership and involved in the opportunity area programme?


A consultation meeting providing an opportunity to feed in your views and begin to shape what will happen on the North Yorkshire Coast will take place at the Scarborough Rugby Club from 8.00 am to 11.00 am on Wednesday 7 December 2016.

I do hope you will be able to attend to find out more about what is currently happening and help shape the next stage of delivery. It really feels an “opportunity” not to miss.


Programme



08.00 – 08.20 Arrival and Refreshments

08.20 – 08.40 Welcome and Outline of the Event

Pete Dwyer – Corporate Director, Children and Young People's Service

Patrick Scott – Independent Consultant and Education Summit Facilitator

08.40 – 09.20 Presentations:

Introduction to Opportunity Areas

Laura Street, DfE/

Jill Hodges – Assistant Director, Education and Skills, Children and Young People's Service

Background Data for the Coast

Pete Dwyer – Corporate Director, Children and Young People's Service

Economic Indicators

David Kelly - Scarborough Borough Council, Head of Economic Development Annabel Jelley – YNYER LEP, Head of Skills

Summary of the Scarborough Pledge

Sue Gradwell – NYBEP Chief Executive & Pledge Chair

09.20 - 09.50 Round-Table Discussions Based on Opportunity Area Priorities:

Early Years - ensuring that all young children are able to access high quality early years’ education by attracting and retaining a high quality early years’ workforce and by supporting the sector to engage parents in their child’s learning and development.

Schools - attracting good teachers and leaders into these areas, as well as developing existing talent, and incentivising support from successful academy sponsors.

Further Education and skills - introducing a framework of clear, employer-led technical routes to skilled employment and helping adult learners develop the skills they need in the workplace.

Higher education - encouraging young people with the ability to go on to higher education make the leap and aspire to do so through supporting collaboration across higher education colleges, FE colleges and schools in areas of disadvantage.

Given the Opportunities Area framework please discuss:

  • What difference do we want to make in the Scarborough District through this opportunity, and for whom?
  • What do we see as the current work strands of the Scarborough Pledge that we would seek to enhance or deepen?
  • How can we build from the current Pledge (for example the new programme will be fully inclusive of the Whitby area and include post-16 education)?
  • What specific additional work is required, particularly in relation to post-16 education, HE and skills?
  • What are the investments that can be proposed as early wins?
  • How can we ensure that everyone in the district is able to feel ownership and involved in the opportunity area programme?

09.50 – 10.00 Break and Refreshments

10.00 – 10.40 Further round-table discussion focused on one topic linking priorities to Pledge workstreams:

Early Help/Early Years

Improving Schools/Schools

Raising Aspirations/Skills, FE&HE

10.40 – 11.00 Concluding remarks and next steps

Patrick Scott



If you are personally unable to attend, please pass this invitation to an appropriate colleague in your organisation.

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