Securing the best start in life for our children and young people

Bringing the school curriculum to life through the workplace


Bradford City Council, Islington Council

The Bradford Education Covenant is a pioneering initiative that supports the learning journey, starting from birth and continuing for life, inside and outside formal education. The Covenant, led by Bradford City Council, has been actively supported by 4,699 businesses in the 2017/18 academic year through work experience, site visits, industry visits, internships and other learning placements connecting young people with the world of work. The Bradford Community Champions – a group of successful people from non-privileged backgrounds who are role models for local children – have given inspirational talks to over 1,500 young people during the year.

As a result of Islington Council’s Fair Futures Commission, the council set up “100 Hours of the World of Work”. This helps young people prepare for the world of work, working in partnership with local schools to develop an employment preparation offer for all children and young people. The offer includes developing core skills, and ensures that children get 100 hours of meaningful experience in the world of work by the time they are 16. This also enriches the curriculum, bringing learning to life.

The LGA Labour Group exists to fight the corner for Labour councillors at a national level, both within
the cross-party Local Government Association and with the Labour Party at Westminster. The Group provide a strong voice for Labour councillors and act as a platform for ideas and innovation for all those committed to an effective localist element to Labour politics and policies.

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