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Raising attainment

We see learning as a lifelong process. Learners should always be able to progress successfully to the next stage of their lives with foundations for success to develop their skills, training and qualifications in and out of work and in informal and formal learning situations. We will give particular priority to improving the skills and employability of 14 - 24 year olds in Kent so that they make a good start to adult life and their potential to the economy is not lost. 

Our key priorities are to:

  • create the best learning and teaching experience where pupils' moral and intellectual development and confidence can flourish
  • help every child in Kent achieve well above expectations and not to be held back by their social background
  • offer a broad range of pathways to further learning and employment for pupils' own achievement and the success of the Kent economy.

We will achieve this through:

  • focusing relentlessly on improving standards and the quality of education and learning
  • engaging every young person to age 18 in purposeful education and training and preparing them well for skilled employment and higher learning
  • ensuring vulnerable learners experience success and close the attainment gaps that prevent this.

More information

Find out about raising attainment for 14-16 year olds and 16-19 year olds

Visit the the 'Study programmes for 16-19 year olds' page for information on study programmes for young people of this age group.

Read national information about 16-19 study programmes from the Department for Education. 

Find information and guidance on pedagogy and the National Curriculum from the Department for Education.

Read guidance on vocational qualifications for young people from 14 to 19 years old from