This is the fourth phase of local work to prepare for raising the participation age (RPA) and ran from April 2012 to March 2013. The programme was locally-led and areas developed their projects to address their local needs.
RPA came into effect in summer 2013, when the participation age increased to the end of the academic year in which young people turn 17. This will increase to their 18th birthday from 2015.
39 delivery projects in 44 local authority areas, developed and tested approaches to increasing participation and preparing for the introduction of ready-to-share learning with other areas in the build up to full participation.
The areas involved in phase 4 were:
|Berkshire sub-regional group1||East Riding||Nottingham*|
|Blackburn and Darwen*||Essex*||Portsmouth|
|Brighton and Hove*||Gateshead||Rotherham|
|Derbyshire||Isle of Wight||Wiltshire|
* Indicates an area previously involved in phase 3 of the projects
8 areas are also acted as ‘local leaders’ for the programme, taking on a greater leadership role and disseminating learning more widely across the country. These were Barnsley, Blackburn with Darwen, Derby, Dorset, Ealing, East Sussex, Plymouth and Swindon.
This page will be updated shortly to include the findings from the evaluation of the work.
1 6 LAs in this sub-region: West Berkshire, Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell Forest, Windsor and Maidenhead, and Slough.