Presentation on theme: "Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager The Educational Ideas: Curriculum Continuity The Gilbert Review ECM."— Presentation transcript:
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager The Educational Ideas: Curriculum Continuity The Gilbert Review ECM
Curriculum Continuity ‘It was noticeable that where primary and secondary colleagues engaged in joint planning of these units there were both continuity and a greater variety of activities so that pupils’ motivation was sustained after transfer’. (Galton et al, 2003)
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager What is it? Knowing which topics have already been covered. Knowing what skills and understandings have been established. Knowing the pace and style of previous lessons in the subject.
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager Most importantly: Using the knowledge to launch pupils’ secondary education in a way that will reassure them, challenge them and take them forward rapidly.
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager Ineffective transfer can result in: Pupils revisiting topics they have already covered. On occasion, it can be illuminating to visit old territory and see it in a new light, but mostly, pupils find it dull.
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager Ideas for Transition Bridging units Year 7 teacher visiting year 6 class Year 6 teacher visiting year 7 class and visiting pupils Transfer of work Learning journals/diary
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager Transfer of work Where transition units are given high status and pupils’ work successfully transferred from primary to secondary schools, pupils: Feel more confident and enthusiastic about their move Like to show off their year 6 work Feel that year 6 had some value Can see their progress
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager When planning the unit, we need to think about: Curriculum Continuity Pedagogical continuity Transfer of work Consistency in levelling Progression shown formatively as well as summatively Planned visits to partner schools
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager Progression Engagement at KS3 is critical for progression. Where engagement declines, often in year 7 there are short and long term implications:
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager The short term implications are: Lower attainment in KS3 Limited or wrong choices for KS4 subjects and GCSE Limited attainment at GCSE (and Key stage 5).
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager The Longer term implications are: Limited job choices Lack of flexibility in the work place Increased likelihood of criminal offences
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager The Gilbert review Recommendations Plans for all LAs to influence capital projects, for example, BSF What kind of ICT Investment? Site and environment To facilitate exchange and collaboration within and between schools
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager The Gilbert Review Key elements: Personalised Teaching and Learning Learner-centred and knowledge centred Assessment centred. Functional literacy and numeracy Employer needs
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager The Gilbert Review New Technologies ‘Using new technologies to inform learning and teaching will be a priority…’ ‘schools therefore need increasingly to respond to: far greater access to, and reliance on, technology as a means of conducting daily interactions…’ ‘collaborative relationships which encourage and enable all pupils to participate and which develop pupils skills of working independently and in groups’ ‘use technology both within and outside classrooms to enhance learning’
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager The Gilbert Review Teaching and Learning Using data and assessment Match high quality teaching to pupil ability Regular monitoring of progress and rapid responses Active dialogue Collaborative relationships Open ended tasks on specific projects of inquiry Developing attitude to life long learning
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager Lower attaining pupils Take into account prior learning Use of appropriate materials Securing levels and progress in speaking, listening, reading and writing Show pupils their progress, reviewing targets, small steps, task based feedback High order thinking skills and problem solving, cooperative thinking and learning Study support and out of class learning
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager Enjoy and Achieve When pupils are actively engaged they:actively engaged Have a longer concentration span Complete work on time Have fewer behavioural problems Maintain a good attendance record Make faster progress Have higher self esteem Work well with others
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager Engagement relies on two key factors: An appropriate learning climate The use of a variety of teaching and learning strategies
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager Principles for creating engagement Activating prior knowledge Setting challenging targets Cooperative group work Metacognition Modes of representing information Scaffolds Deep and surface learning
The Video Conferencing Pilot. An Educational Project AIM: To raise the profile of Video Conferencing as a tool for teaching and learning and to create a Cornish Pool of expertise that can be used to support and train other schools for the future. OBJECTIVE 1 To plan a transition project between primary and secondary schools using live satellite links and Video Conferencing to enhance teaching and learning and “enjoy and achieve”.
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager The Plan 14 th March- Overview and choice of equipment 16 th April – Training on start of Transition Project Day 3- Half day. What should we include? Half Day. Joint planning between partner schools Day 4- Whole day planning between partner schools Day 5- Review of Project, moderations and Development plans approved.
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager The Transition Time Line To start in Primary School and be completed at Secondary: Primary 1/2week + e-Mission + 2/3 week project Secondary 1/2 week + VC link to NSC +2/3 weeks project
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager Funding for Primary and Secondary partners in full Pilot 5 days supply cover for lead teachers in project Free training Support network £500 for each school in partner project to support development plan.
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager Roles: Liz Dando- Project Manager. Coordinator and support contact. Set up venues and links, support planning and funding, monitor and review. Michael Heard – Support Technical setup and follow up. Links with other VCs. NSC – provide emission and subsequent VC Link
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager Teacher’s involved: Liaise with partner schools and communicate regularly Plan transition project with partners schools and outside agencies. Deliver necessary training in schools Monitor and evaluate project To formulate a development plan for subsequent VC project/uses for
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager Questions? I want to run an e-Mission with an entire year group. How is this feasible? If the e-Mission is run at the primary level, what VC do we use at Secondary? Answers: Answers:
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager LA Support We will fund a second e-Mission at Primary Level if you wish to do this with whole year group We will fund 2X ‘Living and Working in Space’ for each Secondary School not in deal with Matrix.
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager Questions Is e-Mission suitable for year 6s? Yes, successful missions have been run with year 5 and year 6 classes How will I be supported for the follow up work in schools? SNS Consultants, advisers and outside agencies should be contacted.
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager The National Space Centre Chris Darby-Educational Manager (5 for direct line)
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager PE Support Mary Dornan Sarah Kirby Tel: (admin support ) Mob:
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager Music Support Ian Bowden The Music Service Tel:
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager Science Support Bill Hockley SNS Consultant Mobile Office
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager Business Partnerships Cornwall Educational Business Partnerships Tel: Head of Educational Business Unit Development Tel:
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager Important to remember: You must communicate with your partner schools regularly as you are in the driving seat!
Liz Dando SNS Consultant Project Manager 16 th April The e-Mission Launch Asha Parma The Agenda The Agenda