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2 Exam Headlines GCSE  93.2% Achieving 5 or more A*-C  FSM6 88.9%  57.1% achieving 5 or more A*-C including English and Maths  FSM 36.7%  English 64% (64% 2012)  Maths 68% (73% 2012)

3 Exam Headlines Key issues:  Joint statistic down below 60% for the first time in five years  Controlled Assessments in English took a hit without any notification – whole cohort reduced by 4 marks  This issue, plus harsher grade boundaries (in English and Maths) in the exam have largely caused the drop in 5A*-C including English and Maths

4 Exam Headlines Key issues:  FSM performance pleasing - gap has narrowed significantly by 15%  2012 gap – 42  2013 gap – 27  Levels of progress in English and Maths will be a targeted area in the next year

5 Exam Headlines Very pleasing results i.e. pass rates over 80%: PhysicsBiologyChemistry GraphicsRSSpanish DramaICTHospitality Sports Diploma Vocational Business Vocational Media Health & Social Care T&T

6 Exam Headlines Pass rates over 70% History – a pleasing improvement from last year PE Double Art

7 Exam Headlines Post 16 A2 – again virtually 100% pass rate 50.2% achieved A-B (up 4% on last year) 25.9% achieved A*-A (up 5% on last year) Average point score per entry and average point score per student all up on previous years The best results in a number of years! CONGRATULATIONS!

8 Exam Headlines Subjects at A2 - positive or improving Design TechnologyChemistry SociologyT&T ArtICT Photography Business Studies Maths

9 EXAM HEADLINES Post 16 AS - again a year on year improvement in most measures Subjects at AS - Positive or Improving: Design TechnologySociology English Literature Business Studies MathsChemistry ICTPerforming Arts

10 Summer Work  Student Services A one stop shop for student needs  Teaching School Alliance base  Webbies on the move  Classrooms updated

11 WELCOME Welcome to 22 new members of staff and 12 School Direct students 14 new teachers 4 Teaching Assistants 1 Design & Technology Technician 1 Receptionist 1 Behaviour/Inclusion Unit Manager 1 Counsellor

12 Welcome Teaching staff join us in: Maths, Science, Media, Technology, MFL, English, PE, Music, Health & Social Care, Geography, Science

13 Cramlington 2013/14 Core Purpose Clarity Coherence Consistency

14 Cramlington 2013-14 Building a culture of excellence Personalised Learning: “It is re-imagining the education system around the learning needs and talents of young people that is the basis of a school becoming great” David Hopkins ‘Every School a Great School ’

15 What does this mean for us in the next year? Curriculum Development –PROJECT in the JLV –A pathways model in the SLV –Ensuring we learn from our successes at A2

16 Project 2013/14 JLV (Humanities & L2L)  Can be generated from teacher and/or student passions/interests  Is designed around an essential question or issue that has validity in the real world, and creates a ‘need to know’ in students  Is tuned and tested by other teachers for validity and rigour

17 Project 2013/14  Requires students to produce multiple drafts of their work in order to enable every student to produce outcomes that represent excellence  Culminates in a final exhibition of excellent outcomes created by all students

18 Curriculum Development Pathways model in the SLV  Personalised pathway appropriate to ability and aptitude  Studio school ‘model’ explored for year 10 and 11  Some students currently in year 10/11 not fully engaging with school will be looked at closely

19 From Dependence to Independence Learn More Learning Better Better Learner Direct & explicit instruction, defining, explaining, directing ‘chunking the work’ Teacher Talk Metacognition Strategies Solo/Blooms Metacognition strategies & skills 5R’s Group work, learning styles, Co-operative learning, collaborative learning, assignment based learning, scaffolding learning Project based assignment, individual inquiry & research, self-directed and self-paced Choice of time/place/space Dependent Learner Independent Learner The Development of Successful Independent Learners and Thinkers

20 Strategies used to raise achievement Achievement Question: What strategies were used? Teacher lesson plans Student lesson plans Differentiation Independence P4L Milestone Assessments Diagnostic feedback Communicate (with KIM) Intervention Required notes Student voice Questionnaire Blog Feedback Pedagogy MATHS KS5

21 Cramlington 2013/14 – Raising achievement for all Building a culture of excellence – what does this mean for us in the next year?  A relentless focus on achievement and raising standards in a challenging, turbulent world  Some of our challenges:  English/Maths – joint statistic  Levels of Progress – outstanding progress  Removal of equivalencies in 2014  Narrowing the Gap  High Achievers

22 Cramlington 2013/14 – ‘At our heart is a sense of building relationships’ Building a culture of excellence – what does this mean for us in the next year?  Building a strong school community  Being explicit about what we value  Realising that our strong personal relationships supports, pushes and challenges staff and students

23 Cramlington 2013/14 Building a culture of excellence – what does this mean for us in the next year? “Engagement in school and schooling”  Use of students as a resource:  Partners in learning  As ambassadors for our school  Students owning the learning experience  Students presentation of learning  Student lesson plans

24 Cramlington 2013/14 – ‘Working together building a strong network’ Building a notion of strong SOCIAL CAPITAL “ Behaviour is shaped more by groups much more than by individuals. Cohesive groups with less individual talent often outperform groups with superstars who don’t work as a team” Hargreaves and Fullan 2012

25 Building a Culture of Excellence – ‘Our Training School’  Continue to develop and grow our CPD across all staff  Ensure our CPD an impact where it matters  Use of networks as a Teaching School as an opportunity

26 Cramlington 2013-14 - Building a culture of excellence Being internally and externally accountable within given frameworks Embracing a culture of continuous self improvement Rigorous self evaluation in order to fully comprehend our strengths and weaknesses Acknowledge that as teachers we are the experts informed by research

27 Cramlington 2013-14 - What does this mean for us? Part of an agile organisation which can change and adapt in volatile times Be part of a team and contribute towards dialogue about strategies that work

28 Lesson observation Target Setting Performance Management PEG’sStudent Voice Head of Dept Learning Guide External Review Use of Data Reflective PractitionerLesson Planning


30 JLV – secure foundations

31 Building the culture Positive relationships – staff and peers Treat each other with respect. Students care and support each other Enthusiastic attitudes towards learning Care about their work, take pride in high quality work Celebrate - enjoy success, celebrate each others success Get involved Proud of their school Prepared for learning, excellent attendance and punctuality

32 ‘In this school working hard and treating people well is expected’ ‘Its what we do around here’ Building the culture

33 Secure foundations 5Rs L2L in Project Developed in all subjects – planned into curriculum Y7 residential JLV online rewards

34 Secure foundations Literacy and numeracy Whole school collective responsibility for raising achievement in literacy and numeracy Continue work on literacy – accelerated reader, literacy focus in lessons, tools and markschemes, opportunities to promote reading for pleasure Numeracy - new Y7 homelearning, opportunities to explicitly develop numeracy skills across curriculum

35 Secure foundations ICT Use of galaxy tablets – planned for in KS3 curriculum Students as a resource – training others (peers and staff)

36 Quality work Culture of critique Beautiful work displayed Student exhibitions of learning – developing learning reviews Developing independent learners Planned opportunities in lessons Putting support in place – use of planners

37 Culture of celebration JLV Baccalaureate ‘Internal publicity’ – taking every opportunity to celebrate Getting involved Clubs Community work Student Ambassadors

38 Students adjust their attitudes and efforts to fit into the culture

39 Senior Learning Village

40 Building on the foundations Creating a culture of –Positive relationships –Love of learning –High expectations –Quality work –High Standards –Critique –Multiple drafts to get the best possible work –Acknowledging and rewarding success

41 SLV Baccalaureate - year 9 only this year AcademicLearning Behaviours ChallengeEnrichmentCommunity Progress against target grades 5R’s year 9 from review Attitude to learning year 10/11 Attendance Well Being Personal Challenge portfolio eg fitness, music, enterprise, language, communication Residential Work experience Experience week Project fortnight Enterprise Humanities Digital Badges Clubs inside and outside school Activities done out of school Charity work Tutorial Sports Leaders Youth work Links with Primary schools Student assemblies Student involvement Student leadership

42 SLV Baccalaureate Personal Challenges Experience Week – 27 th – 31 st January Community Links – students as a resource for community / community as a resource Student leadership opportunities. All students participating in activities in school and/or outside school.

43 Celebrating achievements Rewards –Postcards Good news notices - Wednesday



46 Article suitable for website here Article suitable for Tweet or TV screens here Choose the section of the website or choose “Good news notice”

47 Celebrating achievements Digital portfolio – year 7 & 9 only –An ‘Archive of Excellence’ Use Galaxy tabs to collate best work. Departments need to signpost opportunities for these

48 Links with parents Presentation of learning – year 7 / 9 only Student led learning reviews Show examples of best work and what they’ve learnt.

49 Student Services Why? A one stop shop for students. Consistency between year groups on behaviour, uniform, sanctions etc. Share ideas and good practice more easily. Where? Bottom floor of Innovate

50 Student Services Who? Learning managers, pastoral coordinators, attendance / medical (Carol Foster) Signing in / out Reports Medical issues

51 Year 9 early lunch this week Duty rota

52 Narrowing the gap – Free School Meals 5A*-C English and Maths gap - 41 to 27 Capped 8 points score gap 65 to 27 GCSE only gap 120 to 69. Attendance - 5.7% to 5% Who are the FSM students in your class? How are they performing? How is the gap closing in your class?

53 2014... another great year?

54 Lessons from this year Focus on Post 16 Focus on adding value Be creative Be analytical

55 Changing Post 16 Picture Post 16 programmes Raising Participation Age and Retention Progress and Achievement Destinations

56 Retention Individual interviews Transition Sixth Form Studies Attendance Tutor groups

57 Recruitment Developing enrichment, leadership and service opportunities Recording and reporting on these achievements Seven year journey Student consultation... with teeth

58 Progress and Achievement Focus on value added Focus on target groups Intervention programme Developing independence

59 Destinations UCAS and Employment Sessions Year 13 Tutorial Programme – Self Programming


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