Presentation on theme: "1 Delivery of Education 5:1 The Curriculum Lindsey Watt - Seconded HT City of Edinburgh Council"— Presentation transcript:
1 Delivery of Education 5:1 The Curriculum Lindsey Watt - Seconded HT City of Edinburgh Council
3 Castleview 2004 HMIE – required a return visit High exclusion rate Low attainment Unworkable behaviour policy Poor Attendance (staff and pupils) Disillusioned, sceptical staff Loss of Headteacher = 2 x Acting Headteachers School had not moved forward
4 Create a shared vision and goals Share the leadership to achieve success
5 Castleview high achieving school Public perception Reality
Cabinet Secretary For Life Long Learning’s Attainment Group
7 1.Increasing the ambition, aspiration and expectation of every child and young person. Class Teacher to set the aspirations Communicate with learner and their school and home family. Encourage self-motivation Feedback Intervention
8 2. Delivering excellent learning and teaching in every classroom, every day Define excellent inspiring teaching. Reflect and seek feedback Share good practice Develop professional knowledge
9 3. Developing effective leadership at all levels School vision, culture and expectations. Tracking and accountability Strong one to one relationships Leadership capacity
10 4. Engaging family and the wider community Inclusion and Engagement
11 5. Focus on Literacy and numeracy as platforms on which to build future learning. Literacy and numeracy though all aspects of learning Whole school approach
12 6.Using information intelligently to understand progress. Tracking, advising and coaching. Sources of information. Intelligent use of benchmarking to improve performance.
13 Castleview 2013 HMIE Zero exclusion Attainment very good Exceptional Ethos High Attendance (pupils – staff) Outstanding leadership of learning All Areas Very Good plus Sector Leading - Curriculum and Meeting Learners needs.
14 Clear Rationale, shared values, scope for innovations to meet learners needs. Involve all staff and take account of learners and parents. Impact of the experiences and outcomes they achieve. PLAN CAREFULLY opportunities for choice and differentiation. Stimulating, Challenging, Relevant and Enjoyable. Timetabling supports progression. Promote wider achievement & citizenship. Continuity and progression at transitions The Curriculum Level 5 illustration
15 It’s a hard shift
16 Top Tips! Decide and Share what the Vision is refer to it often High quality Organisation and Planning SQIP - Responsibility and Sharing School Year Plan – after every event What went well, what was tricky, what would we do differently. Weekly Staff Meeting – Clear Purpose, Standing Agenda Items, input from all staff Share the leadership Organise your time effectively you are not the sole GIRFEC champion Diary Dates & Evaluating for Success Calendar Lead Learners for every area promotes Career Long Professional Learning
17 Roles and Responsibilities Document Lead Learner Folder updated and shared regularly Climate for good learning created Consistency of planning and delivering Teaching and Learning Development of policies & approaches Teaching & Learning Policy is central ▪Then the curricular areas Appropriate and effective planning Evaluating for Success ▪Rigorous and regular monitoring ▪Effective Feedback to children
18 Creativity – High Quality School Performances, opportunity to learn out with the classroom Application of Literacy and Numeracy across learning Modelling and delivering high expectations of staff, pupils and parents Highly skilled staff. Dynamic, positive and nurturing environment. Enhance the curriculum with partnership working. Record and celebrate achievement Create a happy school and be involved in the learning.