Head Start

MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Further to MQ 2015/0753, have any young people on the Head Start programme that have wanted full-time employment, been successful in obtaining it?


Answer for Head Start

Answer for Head Start

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The HeadStart London programme offers young people who are still in education a guaranteed interview for their first paid part time or seasonal role. Head Start participants are aged 16-17 and thus, are still in compulsory education and cannot undertake full time employment opportunities.

The long-term aim of HeadStart London is to ensure that, following the programme and their compulsory education, a higher percentage of programme participants remain in education, training or employment compared to the national average.   We will be able to report on this by the end of 2017.