A sub-group of young people has been set up as part of the
Government’s working group on reforming the school curriculum
for 14 to 19 year olds.
The new group, called the Young People’s Contact Group, is
to gather information over the next three months on what issues
young people consider important. They will then consult young
people on specific proposals for change.
The working group, chaired by former chief inspector of
education Mike Tomlinson, has the job of turning into concrete
proposals the recommendations from the strategy document
14-19:opportunity and excellence. The recommendations include a
broader curriculum for young people in which vocational experience
can contribute to recognised qualifications.