Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) Reform

The vast majority of ASCL Cymru’s members are school leaders, and therefore our response focuses to a significant extent on the impact of these proposals on school sixth forms.
We are extremely concerned that this document makes proposals for sweeping changes to the way school sixth forms are run and funded.

Whilst we might see the benefits of an over-arching body to ensure consistency and quality assurance in the FE, HE, Work-based Learning and Apprenticeship sectors, we are not convinced that it should have any role in the work of school sixth forms. There is a real danger here that we will end up with yet another middle-tier organisation, run at significant expense, creating more work of school leaders at a time when they are already accountable to an ever-increasing number of other organisations.

Read the full response here.