Monday, 29 October 2012

Supporting effective transitions from school to work

an article by Sarah Robinson (Principal of Stoke on Trent College, part of the 157 Group organisation) published in

The conventional wisdom is that practice follows policy; strategic decisions are taken at the centre and practitioners duly implement change. On this view to understand the future one needs to read White Papers and Ministers’ speeches, and keep an eye on Whitehall.

In reality however things often happen the other way round: it is leading edge practice that shapes the future and policy makers struggle to catch up. To understand the way things are moving one really needs to look at what is happening on the ground.

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A 157 Group Policy Paper Effective transitions from school to work: the key role of FE colleges by Mick Fletcher (PDF 24pp) is available here

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