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About the Review

Purpose of the Review

The Review will allow all those involved in 16 to 19 provision in the county to develop a deeper understanding of the sector, and to identify and develop strategies to address the challenges facing it.

Our approach

The Review research team is interviewing:

  • A sample of providers from across the sector (school-based sixth forms, selective and non-selective; further education colleges; work-based and apprenticeship training providers; alternative providers; special schools; and specialist colleges for learners with high levels of additional needs)
  • Some of the young people who attend their provision
  • Representatives from some of our key partners in higher education, the funding bodies, and the business community, and from KCC.

However, there are only so many people we can speak to directly. We are therefore also asking people to complete a survey to tell us what they think of 16 to 19 provision in Kent.

To participate in the Review, please select the link most relevant to your engagement in the sector and complete the survey.

The surveys will remain open until Friday 30 July 2021.

We look forward to hearing about your experiences and views.

Timescales

The fieldwork to assemble the evidence base for the Review is taking place throughout the 2021 Summer Term.

A report will be produced over the course of the summer break and in the first part of the Autumn Term, with a view to it being disseminated to the sector and more widely before the end of the year.

Further information

For further information on the Review, please contact Michelle Stanley (Education Lead Adviser, KCC) and David Lucas (Principal Associate, acl consulting - external advisers to the Review) at kent16-19review@kent.gov.uk.