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Council Highly Rated In Providing For Its Young People

Friday May 2 2014


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BARNSLEY is the third best performing local authority in England for offering its young people a place to continue their education.

Figures released by the Department for Education show Barnsley is the third best performing local authority in England when it comes to offering young people aged 16 and 17 a suitable place in which to continue their education or training.

For September 2013, 99.1 per cent of the borough's 5,390 16 and 17 year olds were offered education or training in a school, college, or work-based training. Only London and the Scilly Isles achieved a higher performance.

Coun Tim Cheetham, cabinet spokesperson for children, young people and families, said: "Through our raising aspirations programme, called I Know I Can, we have implemented initiatives and activities that enable young people to achieve their potential."

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Reply Posted by rainbow on Friday May 2 2014 at 13:41
Pity they can't find them some decent jobs when they leave school.? Barnsley has become Black Hole as far as job creation is concerned.

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Friday May 2 2014 at 14:39
I wonder if this is related to the lack of jobs at 16/17 so they have to go to college, or is it related to the poor results coming out of the schools at the moment?
Don't they have to go to stay in education until they are 18 now anyway unless they have a job? And a lack of Maths and English results in secondary schools mean they have to go to college to get these qualifications don't they?

Reply Posted by sarah on Tuesday May 6 2014 at 15:26
My child left school with a grade c in maths so is in college to do better and is expected to leave with a D so its not all good.

Reply Posted by rainbow on Wednesday May 7 2014 at 12:11
Labour are brilliant with education which is why so many of our schools are into OFSTED measures.. 148 th out of 149 nationally sums up Labours education record.???

Reply Posted by Nonny Rat on Thursday May 8 2014 at 18:04
... but hang on! Didn't you report that Barnsley youth employment was dire or something yesterday?