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1 Achievement, Progression & Inclusion Raphael Richards Black Minority Ethnic (BME) Children and Young People

2 Making a Difference  There is no inherent reason why Black children should not achieve as well as the majority of other children Improvements to Black children’s achievement will occur through the combined efforts of school, child and home High-quality teaching and assessment plus necessary specialist interventions, effectively supported by school leaders, are key factors in improving the achievement of Black children, as a group and as individuals DfES National Strategy Advisers

3 Every Child Matters Seeks to secure from adults a commitment to safeguard the well-being of children and young people from birth to age 19. The aim is for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to: –Be healthy –Stay safe –Enjoy and achieve –Make a positive contribution –Achieve economic well-being

4 Proportion of Ethnic Minority Pupils in Year Group Cohorts January 2005

5 Percentage BME in Primary Schools

6 Percentage BME in Secondary Schools

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9 Attainment of BME pupils in Sheffield

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11 Black Children’s Achievement

12 Key Stage 3 %L5+ English Benchmarks

13 Progress from KS to GCSE 2005

14 Sheffield

15 GCSE %5+ A*-C Benchmarks

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17 Primary Fixed Term Exclusions

18 Secondary Fixed Term Exclusions

19 A vision of inclusion An educationally inclusive school is one in which the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and the well-being of every young person matter. This shows, not only in their performance, but also in the ethos and willingness to offer new opportunities to pupils who may have experienced previous difficulties. This does not mean treating all pupils in the same way, rather, it involves taking account of pupils’ varied life experiences and needs. Ofsted

20 Race Relations Act Amendment 2000 Extends protection against racial discrimination and places a new enforceable general duty on all schools/LAs/other public authorities to have due regard to the need to… eliminate unlawful racial discrimination promote equality of opportunity promote good race relations between people from different racial groups

21 Factors in school success in raising Black children’s achievement A clear stand on racism Building an inclusive ethos Leadership and teamwork Tradition and innovation Meeting special needs Enriching the curriculum Partnership with parents and the community Keeping the momentum going Achievement of Black Caribbean pupils: three successful primary schools, Ofsted, HMI 447


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