"The Survey" - Learning Towns, Learning Cities
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Summary of Developments |
Milton Keynes |
Other Initiatives |
Widening access to education
A wide-ranging household survey in Newark provided the starting point for a project to widen access to education and training in the town.
North Nottinghamshire TEC then applied for funding from the TEC Discretionary Fund for a Learning Town project, featuring a strong IT element. A town profile and baseline survey of learning activity have since been carried out and a three-themed approach to improving levels of learning is now being developed.
All 3 themes are driven by the pursuit of the "Connected Learning Community" concept in which a networked learning resource is being created.
Partners in the Newark Learning Town initiative are:
Some work has been carried out in one community and five local employers have signed partnership agreements with the FE college.
These are the proposed outcomes for each of the three themes.
The baseline against which these outputs will be judged is five current partnerships among 1,138 businesses. Forty one of these have more than 50 employees.
Learning Communities - main features will include:
Key Facts - Newark
Schools and colleges:
All state secondary schools are LEA maintained or voluntary aided. Higher and Further Education institutions include college.
Adult Further Education:
About 5000 students are enrolled on learning programmes through Newark & Sherwood College.