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									Government Response to New
Challenges, New Chances
LSIS Board Meeting – 8 December 2011
Rob Wye, Chief Executive
Contents




• Summary of the government response to New
  Challenges, New Chances

• Details of the actions for LSIS
Background: New Challenges, New Chances




        Principles in Skills for Sustainable Growth



 Responses to New Challenges, New Chances consultation



 New Challenges, New Chances: Skills System Reform
      Plan: Building a World Class Skills System
Further Education and Skills System
Reform Plan – summary



•   Key messages – freedoms and flexibilities; policies set for the
    lifetime of the Parliament; stability of three year funding

•   Students at the centre of the strategy, priority groups supported
    through Government funding, and a first class National Careers
    Service

•   Comprehensive vocational, education and training programmes
    delivered by the FE and Skills system

•   Further reforms to the strategic infrastructure for the FE and Skills
    system

•   Stepping up efforts to support further and higher education as a
    global export
Key elements of the reform programme
Learners are at the heart of the FE and
Skills System



•   Future students and employers will be well informed and make good
    choices about their training
•   Government funding will be focused on learning for young adults,
    those who need English and Maths skills, those seeking work, and a
    range of community learning opportunities
•   A system of loans will be introduced which shifts the responsibility
    for investing in learning to individuals
•   More flexibility for providers within their Adult Skills budget and
    through a new ‘Innovation Code’ to respond to local learner and
    employer demand, including training to support SME growth plans
•   Government funding will be concentrated on supporting students
    where it can have most impact, drawing on the knowledge of local
    government, LEPs and local labour markets
First-class advice delivered by the National
Careers Service


•   Launches April 2012
•   Providing IAG on careers, skills and the labour market
•   An online and telephone helpline service
•   A network of organisations providing face to face careers guidance
    in the community to adults
•   The capacity to help 700,000 adults face to face each year, up to 1
    million telephone advice sessions and 20 million online sessions
•   Will operate to a rigorous, enhanced version of the Matrix Standard
•   Lifelong learning accounts will be introduced alongside the national
    careers service, with an intention to build ‘a national community of
    learners’ supported by social media
Vocational Education and Training
Programmes



•   Commitment to improve the quality and accessibility of
    Apprenticeships
•   A new relationship between employers and the state on skills
•   The Growth and Innovation Fund
•   Professional updating for SMEs
•   Improvements in English and Maths for adults
•   Education and training routes and programmes for the unemployed
•   A range of training and retraining opportunities for those aged 24
    and over
•   Opening up Higher Vocational Education
•   A universal community learning offer
•   Support for the Justice System
Actions for LSIS



1.Skills for Life - Ensure that by September 2012 the Learning and
Skills Improvement Service’s (LSIS) continuing professional
development programme for Skills for Life teachers prioritises the most
effective pedagogy for teaching English and Maths. LSIS will support a
range of peer reviews and practitioner research programmes (page 11)
Excellence in Teaching and Learning



•   An independent commission on adult education and vocational
    pedagogy

•   A focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

•   A focus on English and Maths and Apprenticeship delivery

•   An independent review of professionalism

•   Bursaries and a development fund to explore new models of
    delivering Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

•   A network of expert practitioners in vocational skills
Actions for LSIS


2. Outstanding Teaching and Learning - An independent commission on
   adult education and vocational pedagogy be supported by LSIS and the
   Institute for Learning (page 16) This will deliver a clear sector owned
   policy to support outstanding teaching and learning and the full use of
   the potential of technology.


3. HE in FE - LSIS will also lead work to support FE colleges in developing
   collaborative approaches to delivering HE including progression
   pathways from FE to HE (page 16)


4. STEM - Key STEM developments include: LSIS’s STEM support
   service which is aligned with national STEM policies and focused on
   improving the quality of teaching and learning (page 17)
Actions for LSIS




5. Initial Teacher Training - BIS has commissioned LSIS to work with
   the sector and provide development funding for new models of
   delivery (page 16)


6. Professionalism - As part of the legacy of WorldSkills London
   2011, LSIS will set up a pilot project to create a network of expert
   practitioners in FE in specific vocational fields. This will build
   excellence in dual professionalism in key industry areas, and will
   also contribute to the expert training for annual UK Skills
   competitions and international competitions (page 16)
Relevant and focused learning
programmes and qualifications


•   Qualifications will be relevant to employer needs, high quality,
    simple to understand, and will seek to ‘maximise the benefits of the
    QCF’
•   A stronger sense of ownership over qualifications from businesses
•   There will be a consultation on how businesses can be more fully
    engaged in qualification design, development and assessment
    (starting early 2012)
•   Building on Wolf, there will be a consultation on National
    Occupational Standards to review if they are fit for purpose in a
    changing labour market
•   A better understanding of how well qualifications’ markets are
    operating to deliver fit-for-purpose qualifications will be led by
    Ofqual
Strategic Governance for a dynamic FE
Sector


•   A shift towards accountability to communities, learners and
    employers and away from central government

•   The removal of a number of restrictions on college corporations
    through the Education Act 2011

•   Colleges to explore evolving organisational and business models
    based on the needs of their local areas

•   New partnerships could include federations, working closely with
    employers, UTCs ,GTAs or ATAs

•   Any college considering a major change will undertake a College
    Structure and Prospects Appraisal

•   BIS will monitor ‘accuracy and usefulness’ of college names and
    review protecting terminology and titles
Actions for LSIS



7. Governance - The recently published AoC Governors’ Council
   Foundation Code of Governance provides an excellent basis for
   the development of good practice in governance. Government will
   continue to support this work alongside a range of programmes
   being developed together by LSIS, AoC and the 157 Group, as well
   as follow up work from Baroness Sharp’s review, to develop a
   ‘dynamic resource’ that can be used to stimulate, encourage and
   support governors, principals and staff across the sector (page 20)
Freedom and Flexibility for Colleges and
Providers



•   Government is: streamlining the landscape, simplifying systems and
    processes and deregulating

•   The Skills Funding Agency will take further steps to reduce
    bureaucracy and align its business cycle with providers:

    – Whole College View: an end to end look at the agency’s
      system and process in terms of their impact on providers
    – Annual Provider Survey: eliciting views on role, operations
      and communications
    – Large Employer Programme Pilot: piloting an outcome based
      payment system for large employers
    – Communications Framework: reducing the quantity and
      improving the quality

•   The BIS/DfE FE Reform and Performance Board will coordinate
    change via a joint action plan
Investing in our priorities through a
simplified funding system


•   FE and skills investment in 2012-13 will be £3.8 billion

•   £3.6 billion will be routed through the Skills Funding Agency (£3.4
    billion by 2013-14 and £3.3 billion by 2014-15)

•   Supplemented by £129 million and £398 million respectively
    provided through FE loans

•   The introduction of a single funding methodology for the Adult Skills
    Budget, a standard ‘rates matrix’ and further rationalisation of the
    Adult Learner Support funds

•   A capital investment strategy based on stronger partnerships
    between colleges, business and industry sectors

•   Clear information on FE loans and an exploration of how employers
    can take on greater ownership of loans
Quality assurance, transparency and data
management



•   The integration of quality comparison information with the new
    National Careers website, information will be at a more ‘granular’
    level
•   The creation of a ‘common information set’ by and for the sector and
    greater completion of course information available on the National
    Careers Service website
•   Additional freedoms for providers who achieve high quality,
    responsive provision
•   Failing provision will continue to be identified by ‘inadequate’ Ofsted
    ratings, success rates below minimum standards and ‘inadequate’
    SFA ratings in financial health or control
•   A reduction in data burdens, re-use of data already held and the
    collection and sharing of data across the sector
Actions for LSIS



8. Intervention - Poor performing colleges will therefore receive an
   ‘Inadequacy Warning Notice’, giving them limited time to resolve any
   quality or financial issues, with support from the Learning and Skills
   Improvement Service (page 28)
9. Intervention - Although relating to a very small number of colleges,
   there are likely to be cases where persistent poor performance
   continues and minimum standards are not achieved even after the
   Warning Notice expires. Colleges will then undertake a Structure and
   Prospects Appraisal. Intensive support and direction from a sector-led
   team of executive and governor leaders with experience of significant
   restructuring or innovation in further education will be assigned to the
   college during the Appraisal. We are working with the sector
   representative bodies and the Learning and Skills Improvement
   Service to ensure such a team can be deployed (page 28)
Global FE


•   UNESCO estimates the number of students in higher education
    worldwide will grow 150 million to over 260 million by 2025

•   Government supporting further and higher education as an export,
    and making this an explicit element of the growth strategy by:

    – Building on the World Skills legacy
    – Actively promoting the Education UK Brand
    – Developing a ‘system to system’ model to package together a
      range of education products and services, depending on what is
      required by a particular emerging economy; and
    – Focusing on the emerging economies where they have
      identified the most opportunities

•   AoC tasked to bring together a working group to develop an FE
    global strategy

								
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