Presentation on theme: "Thinking outside the box!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Thinking outside the box! Jane Frankish HeadteacherBroadheath Primary SchoolCoventry, UK
2 About me and about my school: Broadheath Primary school Head of a Community School in Coventry for 10 years170 children in 2003, 510 children in 2013 and growingEthnic groups include Afghans, French, Polish, Pakistani, Romanians , Libyans and many othersSo there are more than 25 languages spoken at homeSometimes there are tensions in the community between these groups. We must make sure that this does not come into school and hinder children’s learning.Ofsted (inspection service) judged us to be good with outstanding featuresOur community – children, parents, governors, staff, the Local Authority and the wider international community from lots of different countriesBUT…… I have much in common with all of you here today.
3 What do leaders have to do to gain inclusivity? What is your vision, what do you want to see happening?Broad Heath’s vision statement is quite simply based on 2 simple words “To Gain”The values of the school are clearly expressed and understood all over the world : Respect, tolerance, harmonyWe make sure that socio economic and domestic circumstances are not barriers to learningHave professional courageWe have a behaviour system that is uniform, clear and understood by all .We make sure ALL children are valuedWe make sure ALL parents and stakeholders understand their roleWe respond positively to ALL concerns expressed by children or parentsWe care, we want all to succeed.
4 Structures we have……include: Home School ContractHigh profile contact in the communityUsing our budget to target groups that need additional supportReviewing the quality of people and the quality of deliveryInduction meetings in groups1:1 meetingsTimetable of community eventsAccessible web page that parents are taught how to useEveryone – staff, pupils and parents understand what will happen if the rules are not kept. What do we do?
5 Key Personnel in the BH Team My staff- have all signed up to the vision that includes: affection, stability and a purposeful and structured experience.Behaviour Manager-GrahamLearning Mentor- RanjitParental Support- Rehana and AniLearning/SEN- Head/LauraBesides this responsibility, all are also teachers or teaching assistants. Nobody does just one job!
6 The role of the childThey have to believe in the vision and the values and they have to want to be at your schoolTheir contributions have to be valuedThey have to be listened to- have a voice (School Council, blogs, post box, circle time)School uniform has to be worn with prideLearning has to be funThey have to be noticed, everyone has a voice.Clear learning targetsHigh quality student feedbackPeer mentoring when it is needed.
7 An international curriculum We have a national curriculum with prescribed standards but every 6 weeks we have project weeks.We do things such as:Learning about various countriesArtists around the wordFamous global scientistsUs and anti-bullying optionsWe want to be part of Coventry, the UK and the wider international community. Next Year we are hoping to visit Spain.
8 Harmony?You have to be passionate and want to believe that you can achieveThe journey is not quick, it takes timeIt takes planning and clear targeted outcomesReviewing impact and progress is essentialMake sure that you praise and celebrate successEveryone’s opinion is valuedThings can be sorted through the power of the word and not the power of the sword!
9 Broad Heath Have we got harmony? Let’s now look at evidence. 510 children with no exclusions (children sent out of school for bad behaviour) in the last 3 yearsChildren who come to school attendance rateA waiting list to join the schoolChildren who tell me daily they love coming to schoolLess than 5 racial incidents over the last 5 yearsStaff attendance exceptionalParents from the last survey telling us they are very happy with the schoolIndividual children making progressAcademic results getting better year upon year.Standing on the edge of forever at the start of whatever…….over to you!