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"Great Opportunities" career event - June 10th
Great Opportunities is for Year 12 students with disabilities or long-term health conditions.Read more...
This free event takes place in central London on June 10th and the participating companies (Citi, Ernst & Young, EDF Energy, Linklaters, National Grid & Shell) are keen to share the opportunities they offer to school leavers, apprenticeships and graduates.
Nationwide Foundation funding available
The Nationwide Foundation are welcoming, currently, funding applications between £15,000 and £140,000 for:
Projects which are financially sustainable, or which are working towards financial sustainability / Projects incorporating training for NEETS and others who are out of work or low skilled / Live/work schemes / Environmentally friendly practices / Asset transfer
The closing date for applications is June 30th. Please open this attachment for more details and how to apply.
Action for Inclusion conference
A date for you diaries.... 15th November! (venue to be announced)
Background: Action for Inclusion has recently launched a quality improvement service featuring, amongst other things, quality audits and impact assessments. We have been speaking with Ofsted and the CQC as care support in GFE, as I am sure you know, is unregulated. Ofsted want to see what evidence there is to support higher grade self assessment and a quality audit can help with this.
On the 15th November we will be holding a conference, attended by Ofsted, to look at 'Improving outcomes', with workshops that are specifically designed to support local authorities and FE with the local capacity building agenda; quality improvement, especially of non accredited provision, is at the heart of that agenda. We expect the conference to include key note speakers from Ofsted and the CQC.
Details of the conference will follow at the start of the autumn term and if you are interested in a quality audit to improve outcomes for young people, and look at a quality improvement plan to help evidence a SAR re-grading from 2 to 1, then do let us know.
Issue 29 of the EFA e-bulletin available
Funding: Information: EFA 16-19 funding guidance
Student support: Information: 16-19 Bursary Fund update. Information: Residential Bursary Fund, Residential Support Scheme, Care to Learn update
Other news: Information: Governors’ handbook published
For details of all the above please visit: this link
Action for Inclusion launches a new quality service
When high support cost provision is available locally, and especially for people with a profound and complex range of medical, health, learning and/or physical disability needs, specialist support is needed to ensure that the delivery of education and training in the post-16 sector is in accordance with parameters set out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and OFSTED. The CQC do not currently have authority in a non residential further education setting and OFSTED, though thorough in approach, visits infrequently with a focus on conventional educational attainment.
Action for Inclusion offers a package of support to ensure that your existing provision is running efficiently, cost effectively and on line to achieve top quality grades at inspection. For more details call Kate Brennan on 07974 937988.