Knee Jerk response to Key Skills / ESW agenda Skills tracking and progression Student and staff engagement WIIFU factor – what do we want skills to do for us? Welsh Baccalaureate RBL: Reality Based Learning Ownership 2010 - 2012 2012 - 2013
SKILLS ACCREDITATION Offers wider opportunities for qualifications for learners Accreditation equivalence and status Relevance in the eyes of learners and teachers Transferability Lifelong Learning
THINKING SKILLS TFL : a discrete programme to facilitate metacognition in learners about their own learning Taught separately in Year 7 and 8 Recent success with Thinking Tools and Maps Advanced Thinking Award: A celebration of the journey so far in 2011
THE PROGRAMME A MIX OF OLD AND NEW: Inconsistencies in resources NO TRAINING: Inconsistencies in delivery SQUEEZED OUT BY CURRICULUM PRESSURES: Inconsistencies in student’s experiences CONFUSING MESSAGES: Inconsistencies in mandatory guidelines
ACCOUNTABILITY Who will take it on? Where will it take place? When will it take place? Who cares?
CREATIVE THINKING THE UNDERESTIMATED INGREDIENT
Classroom research Digest and Refinery PLCs Individual staff Gurus Costa, deBono et al Robinson Hattie ACTION AND ACADEMIC RESEARCH
CREATIVITY CREATIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS CREATIVE TEACHING
WIDER CURRICULUM DIMENSIONS BRINGING EVERYTHING TOGETHER
WHAT IS IT? Year – long individually tailored programmes for years 7 – 13 and taught by ALL staff Creatively combines, essential skills, thinking skills and PSE within reality based context for lifelong learning Draws upon school ethos for research and cutting edge learning and teaching methodologies Fortnightly, based on flexible curriculum arrangements Training for staff Supported by co-ordinators
A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMME: ESW MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR LEVEL 1 ESSENTIAL SKILLS IN KS3, LEVEL 2 IN KS4 AND LEVEL 3 IN KS5 MEETS INTERMEDIATE WELSH BACC WIDER ELEMENTS IN KS4 MEETS ADVANCED WELSH BACC WIDER ELEMENTS IN KS5
WCD Lesson Curriculum: Year 9 LessonTopicPresent in curriculum folder? Resources required List – In folder (If)? Person Responsible 1Values and Identityyes ppt JB 2Options (CWW)yes choices guide for pupils ICT lesson post-it notes ET/CF 3Dynamo (Enterprise) (DELIVERED BY DYNAMO SPEAKERS) yes sessions delivered by speakers ET 4Options (CWW)yes Yr 9 options worksheet and post-it notes ET 5Legal and illegal substances (DELIVERED BY MARY BRETT) yes assembly and sessions ME 6Legal and Illegal substances 2 yes drugs identification and info cards student AV on alcolohol A3 laminated sheet ME 7Sexual behaviouryes taboo cards scenarios sheet short film worksheet ME 8Contraceptionyes definition sheet ppt ME 9Abusive relationships yes A3 laminated sheet Short film ME
Cardiff High School Wider Curriculum Dimensions Plan Year: Title of unit of work:Lesson no: Learning objectives: Key words: Lesson structureSkillsTiming: Engage /starter Explore Challenge Apply Reflect/ plenary Resources:
Cardiff High School Wider Curriculum Dimensions Plan Year: 8Title of unit of work: Mental health and WellbeingLesson no: 2 Learning objectives: To respond to life scenarios and apply them to real life To identify things that make us happy To make plans for change towards being happier Key words: unhappiness depression negativity factors Lesson structureSkillsTiming: Engage /starter “Every Tuesday morning, when Zaiba has English, Maths, PE and French, she has a terrible pain, and sometimes even vomits. She often has to miss school. Her Mother and doctor are mystified, as she is obviously suffering” What could it be? Class Discussion 10 mins DevtWe all know what it is to feel unhappy, depressed or even angry at times. Look at the sheet which lists factors that different teenagers have said are the reasons for them feeling unhappy, negative feelings. Number the factors in the list where no. 1 is your personal top reason for feeling unhappy and no. 12 is the least likely to make you unhappy. 10 mins Further Devt Think about Zaiba, and also about the list. How do you think and behave when you are feeling down? Try to capture those feelings in a short poem or story. You dont have to use ‘I’ but could invent a name 10 mins Reflect/ plenary On the reverse of the ‘unhappiness’ factors is a list of factors that people have said help them to feel happier. Read through them and discuss with a partner. Now create with your teacher a form group tips sheet entitled “8L’s (insert correct form!!) TOP TIPS FOR FEELING HAPPIER”. Display it for all to see! 20 mins Resources: Unhappiness factors list Happiness factors list A3 paper for form group top tips sheet
YEAR 8 UNHAPPINESS FACTORS These are reasons why teenagers your age say they are unhappy. To indicate what you think are the biggest factors in causing teenage unhappiness rank these by placing a number next to them.
Cardiff High School Wider Curriculum Dimensions Plan Year: 10 Title of unit of work: Health and Emotional Well Being Substance Misuse Lesson no: 11 Learning objectives: To raise pupils’ awareness of issues around substance misuse To raise awareness of the detrimental affects of drugs and alcohol Students should be able to: List the factors that influence the effects of alcohol Define binge drinking Recognise the consequences of substance misuse in the following life areas: financial; social; legal; physical; psychological; emotional; environmental Identify the resources available to support young people Key words: * Drugs * Misuse * Alcohol Lesson structureSkillsTiming: Engage /starter Circle map – what do they know about drugs and alcohol To find out prior knowledge to highlight any misconceptions of drugs and alcohol misuse Feedback key ideas 5min Explore Main Activity 1 In groups study articles and images of drug and aclohol misuses Double Bubble – impacts same and different 10 min ChallengeMain Activity 2 Pupils create an advertising campaign. Advert highlighting dangers of drug and alcohol misuse 20 min Apply Present campaign to class 15 min