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Thinking outside the box! Jane Frankish Headteacher Broadheath Primary School Coventry, UK.

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1 Thinking outside the box! Jane Frankish Headteacher Broadheath Primary School Coventry, UK

2 About me and about my school: Broadheath Primary school  Head of a Community School in Coventry for 10 years  170 children in 2003, 510 children in 2013 and growing  Ethnic groups include Afghans, French, Polish, Pakistani, Romanians, Libyans and many others  So there are more than 25 languages spoken at home  Sometimes 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) 2010- judged us to be good with outstanding features  Our community – children, parents, governors, staff, the Local Authority and the wider international community from lots of different countries  BUT…… 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, harmony  We make sure that socio economic and domestic circumstances are not barriers to learning  Have professional courage  We have a behaviour system that is uniform, clear and understood by all.  We make sure ALL children are valued  We make sure ALL parents and stakeholders understand their role  We respond positively to ALL concerns expressed by children or parents  We care, we want all to succeed.

4 Structures we have……include:  Home School Contract  High profile contact in the community  Using our budget to target groups that need additional support  Reviewing the quality of people and the quality of delivery  Induction meetings in groups  1:1 meetings  Timetable of community events  Accessible web page that parents are taught how to use  Everyone – 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-Graham  Learning Mentor- Ranjit  Parental Support- Rehana and Ani  Learning/SEN- Head/Laura  Besides this responsibility, all are also teachers or teaching assistants. Nobody does just one job!

6 The role of the child  They have to believe in the vision and the values and they have to want to be at your school  Their contributions have to be valued  They have to be listened to- have a voice (School Council, blogs, post box, circle time)  School uniform has to be worn with pride  Learning has to be fun  They have to be noticed, everyone has a voice.  Clear learning targets  High quality student feedback  Peer 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 countries  Artists around the word  Famous global scientists  Us and anti-bullying options  We 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 achieve  The journey is not quick, it takes time  It takes planning and clear targeted outcomes  Reviewing impact and progress is essential  Make sure that you praise and celebrate success  Everyone’s opinion is valued  Things 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 years  Children who come to school- 97.8 attendance rate  A waiting list to join the school  Children who tell me daily they love coming to school  Less than 5 racial incidents over the last 5 years  Staff attendance exceptional  Parents from the last survey telling us they are very happy with the school  Individual children making progress  Academic results getting better year upon year.  Standing on the edge of forever at the start of whatever…….over to you!


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