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1 Jon Lawrence, Headteacher In keeping with our commitment to the environment we are not providing paper copies of this power-point An introduction to secondary school and Sir James Smith’s Enjoy and Achieve Oct 2012
2 3 big messages to go away with… 1. Education dividend & graduate premium 2. Parents and the 80:20 rule 3. English Baccalaureate Certificate
3 Your child can do well at SJS A*-C% in core subjects A*-C in option subjects A*-A above 20% A*-C important entry requirement for most jobs A*-A shows teaching is good enough to allow the brightest pupils to do well
4 A*-C in core subjects 2012 English Language …………..70% English Literature…………… 69% Mathematics………………… 61% Science Core (Yr10)…………65% Science Additional (Yr11)… 80% Science – Biology……………83% Science – Chemistry……… 91% Science – Physics…………...83% 5 ‘good’ GCSEs
5 A*-C in other subjects 2012 Art 91% Catering 43% Design Tech 32% Drama 83% Film Studies 67% French 46% Geography 79% German 84% History 70% ICT 60% Mor & Eth 50% Music 33% “In-school variablity”
6 A*-A grades above 20% 2012 Art 22% French 32% Geography 29% German 39% History 24% PE 37% Biology 21% Chemistry 30% Physics 29% Achieving an ‘A’ grade: SJS = 11.6% and nationally =7.3% Achieving an ‘A*-A’ grade: SJS = 37% and nationally 22.4% Teaching is good enough to allow the brightest to achieve at the highest level
7 Didn’t they do well: A*/A grades 5 or more A*/A grades (11 students): Katie L 11A* (11) Bryony M 8A*, 3A,1B (11) Steven T 4A*, 7A, M (11) Charlotte A H 1A*, 10A,1C (11) Emily B 6A*, 4A (10) Irena H 3A*, 7A, 1B, 1C (10) Ellie P 3A*, 4A, 3B (7) Charlotte H 3A*,3A,,4B (6) Joe S 1A*,5A,1B,2C (6) Ellie B 6A,4B (6) Jack B 1A*,4A,4B,2C (5) 8 girls + 3 boys
8 A*/A grades as % cohort 10 or more A*/A 5% 5 or more A*/A 11% 3 or more A*/A 27% 1 or more A*/A 36% 12 achieved an A* or 11.53% National 22.4% achieved an A*/A National 7.3% achieved an A*
9 Students scoring over 520pts and 580 pts (520 equiv to 10 As and 580 10A*s 758 Katie L 671 Steven T 670 Irena H 666 Bryony M 634 Eliza B 618 CA H 604 X KC 580 Kurtis M 567 Jordan F 564 George B/Jack 556 Emily B 553 Steven R 552 Mawgan S 546 Lily H 529 Richard F 522 Bryony J, Jack W, Rosie T 520 Ellie P 20 students 19% cohort 10 boys 10 girls 10 boys 10 girls
10 If you want your child to… Get the most out of school Succeed at secondary school Have the best possible choice and chances for Post 16 study Gain the best possible grades and experience employers are looking for Start the right apprenticeship at the right level Go to the best university
11 Home and school working together Engagement and partnership: the ‘triangle of success’ (based on the principle that every child matters and every parent should be involved) Outcome of effective triangulation: Improved communication Greater engagement Sustainable improvement Children do better School ParentStudent
12 Proportion of student success attributable to parental involvement 80% 20% down to schools Yet 72% of parents said they wanted more involvement in their child’s education
14 How to keep your 80%: support teachers, school and education Insist on good attendance (95%) and punctuality Make sure conditions are optimal for homework – lots of students use late buses and complete homework in school Always support the school with uniform, never let your child dictate to you – the majority do not wear trainers! Uniform is about attitude Encourage participation in extra-curricular activities – those that do have a more positive attitude towards staff and school Never denigrate teachers – it undermines confidence Avoid placing your own educational experience before that of the child’s – “I was never good at maths either” Create/encourage academic settings e.g. age appropriate books, newspapers, knowledge rich TV programmes – knowing things is important Take every opportunity to point out the importance of school, qualifications and education generally
15 The other reason why education matters Jobs, qualifications and earnings ! Degree or equivalent ….£1,819,792 108% A levels………………….£1,233,024 41% 5 ‘good’ GCSEs ………£1,022,112 17% Low grade GCSEs …£978,848 12% No qualifications………….£873,392 0 And if you don’t think qualifications matter go to YouTube: Shift Happens …because the rest of the world does. ‘Education dividend’ or ‘graduate premium’
16 School is about educating the whole person not just exams Opening minds and broadening horizons Gaining knowledge of things and the world Helping young people grow emotionally, socially, and intellectually as well as physically Lighting fires of interest and helping them burn brightly Learning and improving skills Getting on with other people, learning how to work together Appreciating the value of differences between people Exploring the values by which most of us would like to live…
17 School Leadership Team 2012-13 Jon Lawrence Kathy Pearcey Deputy Michele Bacchus SBM Mark Chapman Rachael Russell Bob Pearcey Kristien Carrington AH Heads of House & SENCO Senior Team
Extended Leadership Team Resp: Attainment, progress, safeguarding & welfare Mr Chapman Chydeme & Landeme Mrs Russell SENCO Mr Pearcey Poldeme & Tredeme How well is my child doing? Is s/he working hard enough? Is s/he happy and safe?
19 Schools have changed since you were 11-16…but some things haven’t Writing – clearly, accurately and audience (IT is a tool like a pen – it doesn’t negate writing) Reading – with understanding, for pleasure, for knowledge (come on boys) Hard work – without which progress will be hindered ( laid back doesn’t work) Trying – even though it might be difficult at first (90% perspiration 10% inspiration) Good behaviour – behaviour for learning (maximising time in classroom and at home)
20 The Education Journey PHASE 1. Primary 3-11 (EYFS + KS1 + KS2) PHASE 2. Secondary 11-16 (KS3 + KS4) Leave with English Baccalaureate Certificate Leave with English Baccalaureate Certificate PHASE 3. Post 16/Tertiary 16-18 (age18) PHASE 4. Education, Emp, Training All children have to stay in education/training until 18
21 Raising the participation age (RPA) The Government is increasing the age to which all young people in England must continue in education or training, requiring them to continue until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17 from 2013 and until their 18th birthday from 2015. (current Yr8 onwards) Raising the participation age (RPA) does not mean young people must stay in school; they will able to choose one of the following options post-16: full-time education, such as school, college or home education an apprenticeship part-time education or training if they are employed, self- employed or volunteering full-time (which is defined as 20 hours or more a week).
22 To succeed at secondary school: Good attendance = 95% or above Consistently hard work Parental support Reading – literacy is vital Parents being seen and heard by their children to support school and teachers Parents being ambitious for their children Participation outside the classroom
23 Typical student progression GCSEs in 5 ‘good’ GCSEs including grade ‘C’ or above in English and mathematics (L2) GCSEs in 5 ‘good’ GCSEs including grade ‘C’ or above in English and mathematics (L2) 6 th Form/College – start 4 or 5 AS (L3), Apprenticeship, vocational, employment 6 th Form/College – start 4 or 5 AS (L3), Apprenticeship, vocational, employment University first degree e.g. BSc (L6) University first degree e.g. BSc (L6) Apprenticeships, employment Apprenticeships, employment Post graduate course eg M.A. (L7) Post graduate course eg M.A. (L7)
24 What about those children who are going to struggle to get grade ‘C’s? Children develop at different rates The ‘old system’ didn’t care that much Schools are better at helping all children Education and training now compulsory up to 18, there is more time There are now different courses, qualifications and pathways to cater for later learners
25 Owen always wanted to work with animals but he left school with fewer GCSEs than he needed. (L1) He started a BTec in Animal Care (L2) ; moved on to a National Diploma in Animal Management (L3)… Then a Foundation Degree in Zoological Conservation (L5), which was awarded by the University of Plymouth. Owen now has his dream job – as a zoo keeper at Newquay Zoo. Owen’s story ‘You might not be academic at school but you can still get where you want to be’
26 L8: Doctorate L7: Masters Degree L6: Degree L5: HND, Foundation Degrees, Dip of HE L4: Cert of H.E., L4Cert L3: A Levels, L3 Certificate or Nat Diplomas L2: L2 NVQ, GCSEs A*-C L1: L1 GCSEs D-G Entry Level National Qualifications Framework The Education Ladder …because there are so many different qualification other than just GCSE and A Level
27 After Sir Jim’s: student destinations Bodmin College 11-18 Budehaven School 11-18 Cornwall College 16+ Launceston College 11-18 Truro College 16+ Wadebridge School 11-18 Other places And then onto uni, training, employment…
30 Practical Learning Pathway Agriculture NVQ L1* Animal care NVQ L1* Horticulture NVQ L1 Conservation NVQ L1 Horse Care NVQ L1/2 Animal Care BTEC L2 M. Vehicle ABC L1* Public Ser BTEC L1* Sports Studies L1 Construction NVQ L1* Salon Ser VRQ L1 H&B L1/ L2* Practical courses are offered by the school but use College facilities & lecturers Practical courses are offered by the school but use College facilities & lecturers
31 Opportunities outside of timetabled lessons Sports Art Club Ty Clubs Dance Drama productions DoE Award Scheme Geography Workshops Film Club Gardening Club Careers research IT Club Maths workshops Successmaker Science Club Music Bands/Ensembles Study Support And others… Fact: Children who have hobbies, join clubs, participate in extra-curricular activities do better at school and are more successful in life.
32 Participating pays! 95 per cent of 105 company heads surveyed by Mori had a leadership role during their schooldays seems to say something. 44% were school prefects, 9% were head boy or head girl 44% were school prefects, 9% were head boy or head girl 22% were captain of a school team, 69% played sport for a school team 22% were captain of a school team, 69% played sport for a school team 34% were Boy Scouts, 42% were Girl Guides 34% were Boy Scouts, 42% were Girl Guides 16% were in the school choir, 11% in the school orchestra 16% were in the school choir, 11% in the school orchestra 32% per cent of today’s leaders left education with a degree or equivalent qualification 32% per cent of today’s leaders left education with a degree or equivalent qualification 7% left school with no academic qualifications. Alan Sugars and Richard Bransons are very rare!
33 Listening to students SJS is keen to involve students in the life of the school by creating opportunities for all pupils to be involved in discussion and decision making about their school experience Student Councils (Tutor, Deme, School) Student questionnaires/focus groups/PASS Prefects Prefect Leadership Team Link Governors – working lunch scheme Evaluation by subject staff Student Associate Governors
34 What do we do about bullying? FACEBOOK mainly girls… Ask students about it. (Nov LA anti-bullying campaign) School, bus, to/from school, evening/weekend Take it seriously: all reports will be followed up Anti-bullying policy: reviewed every year Anti-bullying figures reviewed by governors Peer mentoring: training students to help ABC ‘experts’ Anti-bullying work in curriculum & assembly: reinforcement Early intervention EI: contact the school sooner Involve parents/other experts/police: work together Exclude: where perpetrators continue Girls > boys
35 The English Baccalaureate Certificate We already have the E Bacc Sir Jim’s is one of the few schools to have pushed this for the last six years Mr Gove now wants this to be the main outcome for students. Current Yr7 will be the first cohort to ‘sit’ EBacc subjects 2015 and leave school with the EBC 2017
36 English Baccalaureate English language Mathematics Science (biology, chemistry, physics) Humanities (either geography or history) MFL (French, German) This means students will have only two other options
38 Stretching and challenging Our challenge is to ensure sustained pressure to improve for all children not just the able ones ‘7’ Clevers: There are many ways to be clever Find out from primary partners/parents Identify gifted and talented, make sure staff know. Register with YGT. Extension and alternative activities in lessons Setting especially in mathematics. G&T ‘club’ Visits to Kilve Court and other G&T events Combination mix at options – subjects recognised by Russell Group Aim Higher programme University visits (Oxford), link with University Falmouth/Plymouth
39 Issues Improve results in GCSE Fr, Cat, DT and Music New SL Music, support in Fr, Cat and DT Improve maths outcomes amongst boys Targeted intervention, additional staffing Make sure more of our T&L is better more of the time Continue to focus on improving what happens in the classroom
40 Thank you for listening. Any questions? 1. Education dividend & graduate premium 2. Parents and the 80:20 rule 3. English Baccalaureate Certificate
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