Today we published an updated at-a-glance scorecard that shows the public how well their local council is doing in getting young people into education, employment or training
The scorecards rate councils’ performance in a number of areas – including how well they are tracking young peoples’ activity – against the national average, helping them identify where they can improve and ensuring the public can better hold them to account.
The latest figures show that local authorities are making good progress with the proportion of 16 to 17 year olds who are in education or training having risen in every region in England compared to last year.
Vulnerable Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson said:
“Our reforms are ensuring all pupils are leaving school better prepared for further study and the world of work. I welcome the progress made by local areas – these figures show that the proportion of 16 to 17 year olds who are in education or training has risen in every region in England compared to last year.
“But we are determined to see even more young people, whatever their background, gain the skills to get on in life and help build a stronger country. The steps we’re taking to strengthen the curriculum, develop gold standard qualifications and provide high quality apprenticeships, will match the best education systems in the world and keep pace with universities’ and employers’ demands.”