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Strategic Engagement Meeting Thursday 13 October 2011 Department of Children’s Services 환영합니다 ยินดีต้อนรับ Welcome! croeso Καλός ήλθατε خوش آمدید bienvenue.

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Presentation on theme: "Strategic Engagement Meeting Thursday 13 October 2011 Department of Children’s Services 환영합니다 ยินดีต้อนรับ Welcome! croeso Καλός ήλθατε خوش آمدید bienvenue."— Presentation transcript:

1 Strategic Engagement Meeting Thursday 13 October 2011 Department of Children’s Services 환영합니다 ยินดีต้อนรับ Welcome! croeso Καλός ήλθατε خوش آمدید bienvenue welkom benvenuti

2 Children’s Services Important to have services back with the Council Unanimous political support Final piece of jigsaw for integrated services Providing a strategic vision for education in the District

3 Wider Change Change in legislation and policy in the context of economic recession Impact of national developments for us in Bradford Key issues facing us in Bradford

4 The Local Authority Housing Policy Reform Wolf Report NHS Changes Education Bill Professor Eileen Munroe Welfare Benefits Reform Budget Cuts Academies Graham Allen Report HE/FE Funding Reform New Inspection Frameworks Teather Review Free Schools Localism Sebastian James Review Ministerial Task Force

5 Challenges Budget pressures -Staffing restructures -Service re-design Impact of economic downturn on families Places planning Education attainment levels

6 Children’s Trust and Every Child Matters Revocation of statutory requirement for Children’s Trust ECM  VALUES AND PRINCIPLES REMAIN THE SAME

7 3 Key Priorities Improving educational outcomes: Every child and young person is enabled to learn and develop in order to achieve their full potential Protecting vulnerable children and young people in the District Minimising the adverse effects of childhood poverty in order to reduce inequalities in the District

8 What does that mean for Bradford? The DfE will: “give Local Authorities a strong strategic role as champions for parents, families and vulnerable pupils” Bradford Primary School’s Partnership “Aim: By 2016, to become the best Local Authority primary sector in the UK based on pupil achievement between ages 5 and 11.” Bradford Secondary Heads ‘The Bradford Partnership’ “Our collective achievement will be measured by the success of the weakest students and the opportunities for the strongest students to excel.”

9 Collective responsibility Maximising opportunities Clear strategic direction Strong leadership Maintaining a child centred/student focussed approach at all times How will we do it?

10 Structure for Children’s Services Post July 2011 Strategic Director Kath Tunstall Deputy Director Cindy Peek Assistant Director Education / School Improvement Sue Colman Assistant Director Access / Inclusion Post vacant Assistant Director Children’s Specialist Services Julie Jenkins David Yates - Education, Employment & Training Ian Smart - BSF Paul Hill – Safeguarding Paul O’Hara – Youth Offending Team Graham Hutton – Youth Service Lal Saki – Resources & Prevention Mel John-Ross – Social Work Services Bill Turner - SEN Service Mike Vigurs - Behaviour Support Service Paul Nicklin - Education Psychology Jani Rashid - Diversity and Cohesion Tom Redfern - Outdoor Education Jennifer Philpott - Health and Wellbeing Anne Manns - Early Years Tony Johnson – Music Service Mark Chambers – Learning & Curriculum Patricia Elcock – School Governance & Workforce Development Phil Weston – School Effectiveness Tony Sinkinson – School Organisation & Place Planning Wendell James – Customer Services

11 Key data and strategic planning

12 Foundation Stage results 2011 – Teacher Assessment Good Level of Development (78+ points and 6+ PSE & CLL)  National comparisons will not be available until October 2011  Bradford’s improvement has continued and in 2011 the target for the ‘good level of development’ measure was met  Whilst we’ve met the target for 2011 we are still not closing the gap to national performance fast enough. Are our expectations high enough and what more do we need to do to close the gaps?

13 KS1 Level 2b+  Continuing flat profile or slight increase.  Need to rapidly accelerate improvements in attainment to close on the gap to national figures  Whilst the FSP profile continues to improve, why aren’t our KS1 results showing a similar improvement? What actions do we need to take to accelerate progress in KS1?

14 Key Stage 2 results 2011 – Statistical First Release (SFR) 2 August 2011


16  30 of the District’s primary schools recorded their best ever results in 2011

17 Key Stage 2 – two levels of progress  The progress made by children in KS2 is encouraging, and particularly so in English  If we are to close the attainment gap then we need to have 2 levels progress that is greater than the national average; with a target to increase the number of children achieving 3 levels progress

18 Key Stage 4 results 2011 – results sourced from schools 25 August 2011 5+ A*-C in all subjects  Indications show that Bradford’s minimum result should be 77.5% - a 5.6 percentage point (pp) increase on 2010

19 Key Stage 4 results 2011 – results sourced from schools 25 August 2011 5+ A*-C including English and maths  Results are unvalidated and await remarks and disapplication of students  Minimum result will be 46.7% - at least a 2.3 percentage point (pp) increase on 2010  Over half of Bradford’s secondary schools (15) have recorded their best ever results  In this measure, compared to 5+ A*-C in all subjects, the gap to national is closing too slowly. Significant and rapid improvements in students’ performance in GCSEs in English and maths are needed

20 Key Stage 4 GCSE English % A*-C results 2011

21 Key Stage 4 GCSE maths % A*-C results 2011

22 Key Stage 4 English and maths %A*-C results 2011

23 Priorities  “Our collective achievement will be measured by the success of the weakest students and the opportunities for the strongest students to excel” Bradford Partnership of Secondary Schools  All Bradford schools are judged ‘good’ or better by Ofsted. By when? What will Bradford’s Education Improvement Strategy look like if it is to ensure that we achieve this?  Accelerating improvements in educational attainment - this is a key priority in the current Children and Young People’s Plan.  Narrowing the gap between vulnerable and disadvantaged children and their peers remains a significant challenge for the district – with a particularly focus on further accelerating the progress of all Pakistani pupils; reversing the increasing attainment gap between those pupils receiving free school meals and those not; and improving the dreadfully low attainment of white pupils on FSM. Are you using the range of data tools on BSO which allow single school, group and authority level analysis of data?  Ensure all primary and secondary schools are above the new National Floor Standards.  Partnership working at all levels - so that school-to-school working plays a significant role in achieving our aspirations for all of the District’s schools to be high achieving and rapidly improving.

24 Key Goals Demography All schools will be good schools Partnership working Early Learning Strategy 0-5 Targeted Closing the gap All children reading at age 6 Targeted Schools at risk

25 Education Services Review Governance – Transformation (Phase 4) Children’s Services Overview & Scrutiny Committee Area Committees Education Improvement Strategic Board V1.0 Council Executive Education Improvement Priority Themes Corporate Change Programme Bradford District Partnership Board Task and Finish Project 2 Task and Finish Project 3 Task and Finish Project 4 Task and Finish project 5 Task and Finish Project 1 Children’s Trust Board School’s Forum Education Improvement Programme Group

26 Key Tasks for 2011 -12 Task and Finish Groups Review EMA and Learning and Curriculum Team Finalise the Education Improvement Strategy and develop the Action Plans for the priorities Develop school organisation plan Develop the role and expertise of governors Develop Communications Strategy Outdoor Learning review Maintenance Task Working with schools on developing partnerships Monitoring, challenge and intervention Support Service design, restructure and delivery mechanisms Set targets for monitoring improvement

27 New Ofsted Framework

28 Primary Heads

29 Secondary Heads

30 The Local Authority working with schools

31 Intervention and Challenge Service Focus for the Intervention and Challenge Service in the next two terms 1. A continuing commitment to meet the Local Authorities statutory responsibilities to monitor, challenge, support and, where necessary, intervene in schools SECONDARY SCHOOLS – Achievement Officers working with eight schools whilst the Bradford Partnership builds its capacity. PRIMARY SCHOOLS –  Desktop risk analysis for all schools of the information and performance data that is available. This is the main mechanism for monitoring Priority 3 & 4 schools. In a few cases Achievement Officers will visit P3&4 schools to further investigate any issues that are arising  In addition Priority 2 schools receive a single visit to enable us to “know our schools”  Priority 1 schools are receiving an enhanced package of MCIS, including support for governors to carry out headteacher performance management.

32 Current offer to primary and secondary schools Focus for the Intervention and Challenge Service in the next two terms 2.Support for the development of school-to-school partnership working If we’re going to see a ‘step change’ in the outcomes achieved by schools then we believe that in the future we must make full use of the significant expertise and capacity in Bradford’s schools So the service is allocating time to support the development of partnership working to fully exploit school-to-school support 3.Development of a traded service We believe that the service offers a group of well qualified and experienced school improvement professionals who know Bradford schools, the context that you work in and the priorities for schools, collaboratives and the District

33 Learning & Curriculum Delivery Team Primary Secondary Curriculum ICT Bradford Learning Network EMA Specialist Programmes (ECC, ECaR, NQT….) Courses Desk A service focussed on delivering intervention, support and training identified as a priority by you, our client.

34 Primary & Curriculum ICT Activities includeBenefit to learner OutcomesContact Subject specific courses (Curriculum ICT, Mathematics, Literacy & Science) Teacher mentoring and coaching including ‘lesson study approach’ Assessment for learning Network meetings with focus around shared needs across Bradford schools and groups of schools Creating, developing and delivering accelerating achievement projects with targeted groups of pupils Improving pedagogy and subject knowledge Raising attainment and accelerating progress Creating effective learning environments Effective utilisation of 21 st century technologies and pedagogies Creating, accessing and participating in cross- school collaboration and other partnerships Sarah Hawkins or Tina Housley on:- 01274 385844 Recent course / meeting activity includes Curriculum ICT - Every child a blogger conference – focus on engaging and raising attainment in writing Primary Team - New to Y2 Literacy / Maths / Science day 1 – focus on accelerating progress in Y2 Primary Team – Literacy / Maths Networks for middle leaders – focused on quality first teaching and assessment Curriculum ICT - E-safeguarding – focused on developing and delivering a whole school approach to E-safety

35 Bradford Learning Network Activity Benefit to Learner OutcomesContact 10Mb or 100Mb uncontended synchronous connection to a secure learning network. This includes access to the internet and resources, firewall protection, caching, website filtering A safe place for learners to use on line resources.Tina Housley on 01274 385844 or Email available any time anywhere using live@edu. This includes access to shared calendars, shared contacts, automatic account generation and spam filtering. Support the running of the school and a safe place for students to learn about email Tina Housley on 01274 385844 or Personalised Filtering enabling staff access to the online resources they need whilst protecting the pupils from the more undesirable areas of the web. Teachers can use the fantastic resources available safe in the knowledge that the pupils are protected. Tina Housley on 01274 385844 or Single Sign On access to BLN resources - Education City Hosting of Espresso and access to the Espresso content club Audio Network; SCRAN ;The Big Bus Podium MT Software Access to; (FStage content) Primary Pad PRO accounts resources inc Video Conferencing Shoofly Literacy content Birchfield (Primary and Secondary) Guroo (Secondary Only) A rich source of content which can be adopted, adapted and deployed with young learners Tina Housley on 01274 385844 or (requires user names and passwords) Shared Adventures – Cross curricular collaborative learning using video conferencing. This year’s themes are:  Pirate Shared Adventure – Spring Term 1  Superheroes – Spring Term 2  Theme Park – Summer Term 2 Focused on raising Boys attainment in writing. Encouraging schools to use ICT across the curriculum Providing an opportunity for schools to share their work with other schools Tina Housley on 01274 385844 or BLN ICT consultant, Steve Dale is available to support your school on how to best use the resources in the classroom Ensure the learner and teachers are getting best value out of the BLN. Steve Dale on 01274 385844 or BLN Technical consultant, Alyas Haider is available as an independent advisor on all your technical needs. Support the leadership team on making technical decisions such as what to look for in a technical support provider. Alyas Haider on 01274 385844 or BLN Customer Support, Tina Housley is available to answer all your questions on what the BLN can provide you. Ensure the learner and teachers are getting best value out of the BLN. Tina Housley on 01274 385844 or Integral links with learning & curriculum consultantsEnsures the school gets the best use out of the learning resources. Sarah Hawkins on 01274 385844

36 Secondary Team (1) Secondary Learning & Curriculum Activity Benefit to Learner OutcomesContact Support with Curriculum design in English, Mathematics, Science and ICT Expertise, support and development for teaching and learning, pedagogy and innovation, planning for progress, engagement and motivation in learning Expertise, support and development in all aspects of formative and summative assessment, data tracking and monitoring and data conversations. Raising standards of behaviour in the Secondary classroom and developing effective learning conversations. Support for the professional development of all staff at all phases of their teaching career Coaching expertise Curriculum pathways fit for purpose and personalised to meet the needs of all groups and individual learners. Development of the capacity and capabilities of teachers, specific subjects and departments and their contribution to whole school improvement. Effective approaches to the development and performance management of the Secondary workforce Development and meeting the needs of individual members of staff for professional effectiveness Enhanced teaching and learning and the promotion of social inclusion. Jenn Plews 01274 385613 07792 787110

37 Secondary Team (2) Course programme The following is a flavour of our courses… Staff Development Enhancing leadership in.. Maths, English, Science Ethnic Minority Achievement Strategic ICT leadership programme Developing 21 st Century Teachers and Learners Effective feedback to enable learners to make progress NQT Conference GCSE Revision days in Mathematics and English Innovation in STEM (in collaboration with Bradford university) By working with the Secondary team you are assured of: Highly qualified and experienced staff with a strong Ofsted record. All of whom are serving practitioners and are expected to teach as part of their support role for schools. Team members who all fully engaged in aspects of educational research and development, who frequently update themselves with local, national and international programmes. The team has developed strong partnerships with the following organisations: National Centre of Excellence for Teaching Mathematics STEM University of Bradford CapeUK/ Creative Partnerships National Literacy Trust

38 Innovation Centres ActivityBenefit to L outcomesContact Vocational Courses in Innovation Centres and Secondary Schools: L2/3 Vendor associated ICT courses. Wider range of available provision for Yrs 10 and 11. Improved accessibility to specific career pathways, FE and HE. Enhanced grade profile for vulnerable young people. John Patefield Secondary SIP (Student Intervention Programme) Intensive centre based media courses to engage vulnerable young people, provide GCSE equivalent success and develop skills needed for employment. John Patefield Secondary Innovation days in schools or Centre Based. Bespoke Theme days which engage and motivate to transfer into mainstream. Staff CPD. John Patefield Strategic Corporate Marketing for schools. (inc. prospectus, web, magazines, logos, business stationary. Encourage wider participation, engage stakeholders, encourage ethos building. Staff CPD. John Patefield Emerging technology project management for Secondary. Improve access to technology. Staff CPD. John Patefield Cost effective licencing agreement for software. School staff become more intelligent consumers. John Patefield

39 Ethnic Minority Achievement A personalised audit of your school's provision for EAL learners with recommendations which will meet both the needs of the school and the requirements of OFSTED A whole school language development programme focusing on EAL but benefiting all learners Training for teaching and non teaching staff on working with EAL learners both in workshops and in the classroom The demonstration of resources and strategies which meet the needs of EAL learners and accelerate their achievement Assessing, targeting and tracking systems for EAL learners Developing effective school and community relationships Support to put systems & training in place for New Arrivals including; Induction; Assessment; Early Days Withdrawal & In-class Language Support Innovative speaking and listening strategies using cameras and film Bespoke residency packages to work alongside Senior Leadership Teams Development of language across the curriculum for advanced bilingual learners Provision of parental engagement in school Development of AfL approaches including Consolidating Partners in Numeracy; Peer Assessment; Establishment of Early Morning Reading Groups and guided reading

40 Courses Desk & NQTs A full CPD programme for 2011/12 On Bradford Schools Online at Internal & external tutors including Karen Ardley, Carol Satterthwaite and Jason Bangbala. Highlight:- NQT conference 22 November Valley Parade. "Ofsted Reviewed" July course was fully booked, the November course is fully booked so we are repeating this again on 18 January. Places are still available. If you require any further information about any of our courses, please contact Amanda Wright on 01274 385740 or High quality induction for your NQTs:- Quality assurance visit to assess the effectiveness of the school’s induction programme Training for new NQT mentors: Statutory regulations, roles and responsibilities and assessment procedures Training for NQTs: Professional values and practice Transition to Performance Management Require further information please contact Mike Garside on

41 Goals Challenging & changing classroom practice Improving the quality of teaching Improving the quality of learning Continuous improvement Accelerating achievement Innovation The needs of the individual client The needs of the institutional client

42 Strategies Partnership – client focussed strategies that lead to evidenced impact Empowerment – of the individual teacher, learner and manager Collaboration – facilitated with and between clients; shared aspirations Leadership – looking to step up to system leadership, learner driven leadership, digital champions Change agency – Never settling, always researching and challenging the status quo – looking to action research and practice transfer through communities of practice Example – capably delivering, practice and preach, develop but also create systems to share 21 st Century – Communicators, technologies, interaction, pedagogies,

43 Other services The School Governance & Workforce Development Team Comprehensive range of services to schools and governing bodies Training and development Advice and consultancy Clerking service Governing Body Audits Governors Conference – 11 May 2012 The Music & Arts Service Provides support services to schools – all information can be found on Bradford Schools Online The Combined Service Brochure can also be found on Bradford Schools Online under CPD & Workforce Reform Development

44 Future Meetings

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