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1 White, working class boys who succeed in comprehensive education. Extracts from preliminary report. Lesley King and Tom Welch July 2011 Bucking the trend: 9th October 2012 Raising achievement for white boys, of British origin, eligible for free school meals

2 Of course, on top of caring for the students’ day-to-day educational needs, many of our interviewees outlined how important it was to have a school that offered them a scaffold toward their future.

3 It was important to all of our interviewees that the school was able to give them in- depth advice, not just in terms of possible further or higher education, but beyond that to five and ten year goals with a series of manageable steps mapped out towards achieving them.

4 It could not be assumed that the interviewees would have formed their goals through out-of-school explorations; instead, many relied upon their school to discuss potential goals with them prior to mapping out their path to achieving them.

5 It was clear that all their knowledge about how to reach their goals came from the school itself and the careers service provided by the school.

6 CEIAG MEETING – 3.00pm COORDINATOR OF CEIAG NETWORK AGENDA: UCAS Progress (Roz Smith & Sheila Cunningham) 45min Replacing ‘Coursefinder’; briefing and interactive workshop. STEM Services to schools (Judith Payne) mins What can STEM offer to schools? National Space Centre (Sarah Hill) 10 mins The latest Level 3 courses in Space Engineering EIP/LA Plan Briefing (Simon Catchpole & Roz Smith) 15mins Latest updates CEIAG Hub Aims (Paula Staley & Colin Cole) 20mins What do you need/want from the Hub?

7 CEIAG MEETING – 6.00pm Leaders of Careers Education Curriculum (CEG) Network AGENDA: CEIAG Hub Aims (Paula Staley & Colin Cole) 20mins What do you need/want from the Hub? EIP/LA Plan Briefing (Simon Catchpole & Roz Smith) 15mins Latest updates National Space Centre (Sarah Hill) 10 mins The latest Level 3 courses in Space Engineering STEM Services to schools (Judith Payne) mins What can STEM offer to schools? UCAS Progress (Roz Smith & Sheila Cunningham) 45min Replacing ‘Coursefinder’; briefing and interactive workshop.

8 Sheila Cunningham Web Projects Coordinator Connexions Leicester City In previous roles I have worked as a careers adviser and a careers information officer. As Web Projects Coordinator for Connexions Leicester Shire and more recently Connexions Leicester City (part of Leicester City Council) I coordinate the operation of LeCAP and UCAS Progress. This includes communicating with all stakeholders including students, school staff, IAG providers, and post 16 providers; working with software suppliers to develop systems in consultation with stakeholders; and providing training and user support.

9 Qualified D&T teacher Ran an engineering company for 10 years with my late husband. STEM Manager for Leicestershire Education Business Company - past 15 years including: Being based at the Leicester Mercury working in their education team General Primary school outreach work Set up and launched the ‘Right to Read’ programme in Leicestershire Joined the STEM team in 2001 Worked with both at primary and secondary schools across the county (last 11 yrs) to raise students awareness of the opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

10 Roz Smith- CEIAG Strategy Manager Connexions Leicester City Qualified as a Careers Adviser almost 30 years ago. Worked as a Careers Adviser, including at Beaumont Leys in the 80s! Subsequently has been Industrial Liaison Officer, Adult Careers Adviser, Information Officer, Information Manager and most recently Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Strategy Manager at Connexions. Responsible for leading the team providing careers education and information support to schools, provision of resources, publications, the Connexions Leicester Shire website and the area prospectus and LeCAP. Now employed by Leicester City Council. Led and managed the development of CourseFinder, the area prospectus and LeCAP the on-line application process. Trained Career Mark assessor and until recently the National Training Director for Career Mark.

11 Dr Sarah Hill joined the National Space Academy in July 2008 as the Project Manager. Before joining the National Space Centre she worked as a Volunteer Manager for a mentoring charity in Manchester coordinating and supporting student volunteers to work in challenging city schools as mentors. She completed her PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Manchester in During her postgraduate studies Sarah became part of a group of PhD students travelling around the North West region giving "Solids, Liquids and Gases" demonstrations in primary schools. Sarah is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and sits on the East Midlands Local Section Committee and Regional Young Members Network.

12 Simon Catchpole Leicester City EIP All my educational career has been spent in Leicester City, Science NQT to Mundella CC from Manchester University. Head of Science (Mundella) Assistant Principal (Mundella) I was disappointed when the School was scheduled for closure under the secondary reorganisation in the late ‘90s. Vice – Principal to the opening New College Leicester. During my time there I became increasingly interested in the possibilities and advantages resulting from schools working more closely in partnership and was delighted when a secondment opportunity came, as the Northern Zone Manager for the city, based at Rushey Mead. From the three zones arose the Leicester City Education Improvement Partnership in 2006 and I was fortunate to be appointed as the Assistant Director, a position it has been my pleasure to hold to date.

13 My first twenty years of teaching were spent as a PE teacher, Head of Girls’ PE, Head of Year at Harry Carlton School, Notts. During that time I took a year out of teaching to travel (back in the day) and I also arranged an exchange year with a teacher from a Nottingham City School (where I caught the city school bug). Since 2003 I have been at BLS as amongst other things; Temporary SENCO, Learning for Life Leader(CEG, PSHEE, Citizenship) and now Assistant Head Teacher. Paula Staley Assistant Head TeacherBeaumont Leys School

14 I worked as a probation officer for a number of years finishing as a Crown Court Liaison Officer, Guardian Ad Litem, for the Adoption of Children, I ran a business for fifteen years I’ve had a decade working for Connexions. Colin Cole ‘Futures Adviser’Beaumont Leys

15 Gail Brown Education Coordinator I have been working with Leicestershire Cares for 6 years which is a membership organisation that brings businesses and communities together for the benefit of both. I run the Education programmes across the City and County which include 3 main projects: Interview Technique –provides business volunteers to schools to give mock interviews to students, Go for Reading – literacy support to struggling readers in year 7 /8 Number Partners – numeracy support through play in Key Stage 2 In addition, I run the Summer Reading Scheme at Fullhurst Community College and support the Right to Read programme with businesses and volunteers.


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