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1 My Education lesson Spring 2013

2 Lesson objectives:  To identify what factors influence a person’s educational success.  To decide what needs to be done to improve education for young people in the UK.  To take action to improve education in the UK.

3 LO: To identify what factors influence a person’s educational success. Starter: True or False? According to a recent Government survey, 3 out of 4 teachers think that behaviour is good or very good within schools. TrueAnswer

4 LO: To identify what factors influence a person’s educational success. Starter: True or False? On average a teacher will lose 10 minutes of teaching time each day as a result of low-level disruption in classrooms. False – on average, they lose 30 minutes each day. Answer

5 LO: To identify what factors influence a person’s educational success. Starter: True or False? Over 50% of adult male prisoners achieved no qualifications at all at school or college. True – this is also true for 70% for adult female prisoners. Answer

6 LO: To identify what factors influence a person’s educational success. Starter: True or False? Nearly half of the students who attend Oxford University went to an Independent (fee paying) school. True Answer

7 LO: To identify what factors influence a person’s educational success. Starter: True or False? False – 13% of children in England live in severe poverty. (approximately 1.7 million children) Answer 5% of children in England live in severe poverty.

8 LO: To identify what factors influence a person’s educational success. Starter: True or False? Young people in the UK cannot influence politicians on education policy. This is your opinion! Answer

9 LO: To identify what factors influence a person’s educational success. Starter: Which statistic do you find most shocking? Why is this? According to a recent Government survey, 3 out of 4 teachers think that behaviour is good or very good within schools. On average a teacher will lose 30 minutes of teaching time each day as a result of low-level disruption in classrooms. Over 50% of adult male prisoners and 70% of adult female prisoners achieved no qualifications at all at school or college. Nearly half of the students who attend Oxford University went to an Independent (fee paying) school. 13% of children in England live in severe poverty.

10 LO: To identify what factors influence a person’s educational success. Main: Mind map What factors influence a person’s educational success?

11 Extension: Complete the diamond 9. Rank each of the boxes in order of importance.  The most important goes at the top of the diamond.  The next two most important go underneath.  And so on until the single least important goes at the bottom. LO: To identify what factors influence a person’s educational success.

12 Extension: Complete the diamond 9, with the factors you consider to be the most important. Rank each of the boxes in order of importance.  The most important goes at the top of the diamond.  The next two most important go underneath.  And so on until the single least important goes at the bottom. LO: To identify what factors influence a person’s educational success.

13 Main: Factors that other pupils have come up with.

14 LO: To identify what factors influence a person’s educational success. Main: Factors that other pupils have come up with.

15 LO: To identify what factors influence a person’s educational success. Main: Factors that other pupils have come up with.

16 Main: Discussion LO: To decide what needs to be done to improve education for young people in the UK. What do we mean by policy? Can you think of any examples of policy? Introducing (and cutting) Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA). Scrapping SATs. Allowing schools to become Academies.

17 Main: Create your own policy. LO: To decide what needs to be done to improve education for young people in the UK. In your group, decide on a statistic from the starter. You will need to work together to create a policy, which would help to overcome it. According to a recent Government survey, 3 out of 4 teachers think that behaviour is good or very good within schools. On average a teacher will lose 30 minutes of teaching time each day as a result of low-level disruption in classrooms. Over 50% of adult male prisoners and 70% of adult female prisoners achieved no qualifications at all at school or college. Nearly half of the students who attend Oxford University went to an Independent (fee paying) school. 13% of children in England live in severe poverty.

18 Main: Create your own policy. LO: To decide what needs to be done to improve education for young people in the UK. To help you to create your policy, you should answer the following questions: Why is the statistic a problem? Who has the power to change this? This can be more than one person or group of people. How can they change this? What do you propose should be done?

19 Main: Present your policy to the class. LO: To decide what needs to be done to improve education for young people in the UK. There will be a vote after we have heard from all groups so make sure you convince the class that your policy would improve education in the UK.

20 Main: Present your policy to the class. LO: To decide what needs to be done to improve education for young people in the UK. Your presentation should: Explain the key parts of your policy to the audience. Persuade the audience that your policy would improve education in the UK. To help, you could: Use pitch or tone of voice to emphasise the key messages of your policy. Use facts or statistics to back up your points. Be committed to your idea, using words “will” and “must” rather than “maybe” or “might”. Speak loudly enough (without shouting) to be heard by the audience. Stand up straight and make eye contact with the audience.

21 Main: Vote! LO: To decide what needs to be done to improve education for young people in the UK. Which policy will improve our education system the most?

22 Main: write a 100 word summary of your presentation and post in on facebook.com/aboutmyeducation or it to LO: To take action to improve education in the UK. Visit for more info.http://www.teachfirst.org.uk/wwyc *In sixth form or college? Submit your letter or policy as an entry to Teach First’s What Would You Change competition for your chance to win a tablet computer and an internship. Fill in the A3 sheet, start with the words ‘My Education...’, then post it on the facebook page

23 Plenary: Tweet! LO: To take action to improve education in the UK. Design a tweet describing either: your policy or something you have learned this lesson You can only use 140 characters (spaces count!) You can tweet these after the lesson to #aboutmyEducation if you wish.


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