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Options for change to schools in Melton Mowbray and the Vale of Belvoir Second Stage of Consultation Have your say Leicestershire County Council is consulting.

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2 Options for change to schools in Melton Mowbray and the Vale of Belvoir Second Stage of Consultation Have your say Leicestershire County Council is consulting on a shortlist of options for change in and improvement to the organisation of schools in your area

3 Introduction and Welcome Gareth Williams Director of Children and Young Peoples Service

4 The Vision for Children and Young People Each child and young person has a right to an inclusive high quality of education Our vision for Leicestershire must place children and young people at the centre of all activities we engage in To achieve success requires that we all work together as partners understanding that this is a shared endeavour and the child comes first

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6 What are the issues with the current system? The pattern of Leicestershire schools - Key Stages - Consistency Attainment and Achievement - Trends indicate pupils aged 11 in High schools perform less well in national tests than 11 year olds who remain in their Primary schools - Pupils make good progress from but following transfer do not always gain the results expected of them at age 16

7 Why Melton Mowbray and the Vale of Belvoir? Request for change from parents and schools in the Vale of Belvoir Confirmed by independent review, and also identified the need to consider impact on Melton Mowbray schools Endorsed by survey of Melton Mowbray parents and schools Commitment by County Council

8 Excellent response - over 1200 responses received during May Confirmed strong desire for change The First Round of Consultation - What you told us Key messages - locality of schools - breadth of curriculum offer and choice - avoidance of transfer at 10+ and 14 - size of school

9 Views confirmed by pupils Preferred options -Vale of Belvoir – strong support for school -Melton Mowbray – no consensus but clear support for change The First Round of Consultation - What you told us

10 Developed by Headteachers, Governors and students Eight key principles: The key principles for a new system of schools - Learners first- Staff development - Choice and personalisation- Collaboration - Quality outcomes- Size and location - Leadership- Managing change

11 Three choices These bring together - your views The Options and... reflect our work to f ind a long term sustainable solution for schools within your area - the things your children will need to equip them for the future - the aims of the DfES to transform schools - our aspirations for children and young people;

12 Option A Vale of Belvoir - one school (600 places) Melton Mowbray- two schools (1200 places each) - separate post 16 provision (600 places) Option B Vale of Belvoir- one school (600 places) Melton Mowbray- three schools (800 places each) - jointly managed post 16 provision (600 places) The Options Option C Vale of Belvoir- one school (600 places) Melton Mowbray- one school based on the existing three school sites (1000 places each) and incorporating post 16 provision

13 The options and the curriculum Key Stage 3 National curriculum Additional subjects Key changes: - condensed key stage - more flexibility

14 The options and the curriculum Key Stage 4 Compulsory subjects Entitlement areas Key changes: Vocational choices - Personalised learning- Functional skills - General/specialised diplomas

15 The options and the curriculum Bottesford – Options A, B and C Opportunities: - KS3/KS4 Progression- Personalising learning - Flexibility at KS3- Specialist status To consider: delivery- Collaboration - Access to diplomas by 2013

16 The options and the curriculum Melton Mowbray - Option A Opportunities: - Curriculum breadth KS4- Flexibility at KS3 - Specialist status x 2- Opportunities to - Personalising learning collaborate To consider: - Post 16 funding – impact on KS3/KS4 - Cross phase initiatives

17 The options and the curriculum Melton Mowbray - Option B Opportunities: - Clear progression routes- Drives collaboration - Flexibility at KS3- Specialist status x 3 - Post 16 funding To consider: - Breadth of curriculum - Logistics Post 16

18 The options and the curriculum Melton Mowbray - Option C Opportunities: - Curriculum breadth - Integrated approach - Capacity to deliver pathways - Progression and continuity - Resources for learning To consider: - Specialist status x 1 - Care, guidance and support

19 How will children and young people benefit from these schools? Local schools at the heart of the community Continuity and progression Collaboration Improved curricular choices - full range of academic courses - new diplomas (general and specialised) - personalised learning - specialist status

20 How will children and young people benefit from these schools? Overall impact - by providing schools which are fit for the future we aim to create an environment in which pupils are enthused and equipped with the skills to take their place at work and in further/higher education

21 How might the changes be implemented? Transitional arrangements Consultation with all stakeholders, particularly headteachers and school staff Will cover - pupil needs - staff - curriculum delivery - accommodation - organisational issues Minimise disruption

22 How might the new schools be funded? Drawn from several sources - One School Pathfinder - Further DfES Grant Funding - Building Schools for the Future (BSF) Secondary programme - County Council resources Current overall allocation circa £28.7M Timescales extend over several years

23 How to respond? Use the Consultation Response Form and return to the Freepost address, or; Online at Closing date - Friday 3 rd November 2006

24 What happens next? You are encouraged to have your say Outcome of consultation reported to the Cabinet – November 2006 Third stage of consultation to follow – December 2006/January 2007 Similar consultation with other stakeholders Results shared with all stakeholders Statutory notice to change and representation period - February 2007, then.....

25 Build Your Schools!

26 Thank You Have your say


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