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1 1 New Professionalism 29 March 2006 Conference for Leicestershire Classroom Support Staff Pat Lockett East Midlands Leadership Centre

2 2 Good morning, and welcome!!

3 3 Our focus today Celebrate success Recognise impact Consider the future

4 4 Schools of the future? National Prescription Schools leading reform Dependency Interdependency

5 5 The 3 Phases of the National Agreement September 2003: Administrative and clerical work Work/life balance Leadership and management time September 2004: Limit on cover for absent teachers September 2005: 10% Planning, Preparation and Assessment time Dedicated headship time End to routine invigilation of external examinations by teachers

6 6 Capacity building through school support staff 97% increase from 1997 to 2005 – from 136,500 to 268,600 including for Teaching Assistants….. from 61,300 to148,500 including for administrators………… from 39,200 to 58,600

7 7 What is remodelling A set of principles that work. It draws on a range of tools and techniques which allow teams to mobilise behind the need for change….it allows teams to develop and deliver strategies which meet the need for change and then to sustain that change Dame Pat Collarbone Director NRT

8 8 Key questions What are we doing? Why are we doing it? Does it enrich lives? Can we do it differently? Do we need to do it at all?

9 9 The National Agreement is part of a much wider change National Agreement A wider culture change Inclusive Flexible Focused Collaborative

10 10 Remodelling builds capacity Capacity building through remodelling Professional focus on teaching and learning Standards Planning and preparation Lesson observation and reflective practice Personalised Learning Assessment for Learning ICT in the classroom CPD for support support staff Performance management and feedback Pupils exam results Improved attendance and behaviour Staff recruitment, retention and morale Improved motivation, pupils and staff School is more popular National Agreement A wider culture change Stakeholder expectations being met better Every child matters

11 11 Change The principles needed for effective and sustainable change Open inclusive leadership Positive and ambitious culture Constructive collaboration Inclusive change teams Process for managing change Rational, political and emotional Local Authorities Schools

12 12 Mobilise (the stakeholders) Discover (open our minds and behaviours to spot the opportunities) Deepen (Evaluate and choose the opportunities) Develop (Vision & Plan ) Deliver (Establish the enterprise) Results … continuing to assess the needs of the community and adapt to deliver those needs PPA A structured change process

13 13 Overcoming the barriers to change Clear vision/ understanding Case for change Plan of activities Agreed way forward Active involvement Groundswell of support Senior management consensus Personal staff commitment Visible stakeholder support Enthusiasm Appreciation of need Clear role(s) Engagement Willingness to act Rational Political Emotional These are the difficult bits

14 14 A few teachers were worried the quality wouldnt be there but they all think its brilliant now. During PPA time, the transition from teacher to senior TA is seamless. These are not holding lessons Annie Tempest Headteacher Dartington Primary

15 15 Making a difference Support for learning Inclusion and achievement Building relationships Broader curriculum Extended services School management School environment

16 16 Excites and challenges? What excites you about workforce reform? What challenges does reform still present? 5 minutes discussion and 5 minutes feedback

17 17 Life for some members of our communities… 4.1 million live in poverty 2 million children go without at least two things they need Two thirds of heads of households in social housing are unemployed 16% of children live in households where no one works 40,000 girls under 18 become pregnant each year Infants born to fathers in unskilled or semi skilled occupations have infant mortality rates over 70% higher than those in professional and managerial positions Around 10% of children between the age of 5 and 15 experience some sort of mental disorder

18 18 Socio-economic status has the single biggest influence on achievement and life chances

19 19 The Children Act 2004 Cooperation Accountability Safeguarding Inspection Information

20 20 Local authority timeline for extended schools Development of Integrated Inspection Framework Mid-2006 Children and Young Peoples Plans in all authorities Safeguarding Children 2006 Most authorities have Childrens Trusts arrangements in place Most authorities have a Director of Childrens Services A lead member for Childrens Services in most authorities 2008 Wraparound affordable childcare in at least half of all primary schools One third of all secondary schools open 8am-6pm, all year round and offering activities All authorities have Childrens Trusts arrangements All authorities have a Director of Childrens Services A lead member for Childrens Services in all authorities 2010 Wraparound affordable childcare available for all parents of primary aged children All secondary schools open 8am- 6pm, all year round and offering activities All 3-4 year olds receiving 15 hours of free early years education, 38 weeks of the year

21 21 A Core Offer Raising standards & achievement Support for vulnerable children and families Developing communities and partnerships A childrens workforce strategy Being healthy Enjoying and achieving Staying safe Making a positive contribution Achieving economic well-being The impetus for which was The Laming Report National agendas for local change Every Child Matters outcomes Extended Services Core Offer

22 22 The core offer for all parents and families Community access A varied menu of activities Parenting support Swift and easy referral to specialised support services including family learningincluding adult learning Quality childcare All year round 8am-6pm on site or through local providers including study support Core offer Community access

23 23 The Extended Schools and Services workshop programme Identify Opportunitie s Develop Proposals Deliver Services Mobilise DiscoverDeepenDevelopDeliverSustain Workshop 1 Mobilise & Discover Workshop 4 Deliver & Sustain Worksho p2 Discover & Deepen Workshop 3 Develop & Deliver

24 24 Implications for the core business of schools Every Childs Matters Outcome 2 Enjoy and achieve

25 25 Enjoy and achieve: Aims Ready for school Attend and enjoy school Achieve stretching national educational standards at primary school Achieve personal and social development and enjoy recreation Achieve stretching national educational standards at secondary school

26 26 Ofsted: school self-evaluation Section 4Personal development and well-being 4c How much do learners enjoy their education? learners attitudes, behaviour and attendance Learners spiritual, moral, social, emotional and cultural development

27 27 What could we do? Study support Personalised learning Behaviour improvement programmes Inclusion Attendance improvement programmes

28 28 What else could we do? Help pupils to better engage with lessons? Starter activities Pupil voice Expectations Challenge Air time Relevance of activities Homework Plenaries

29 29 Current status What are we doing already? What more could we do?

30 30 School Workforce Development Board DfES Learning Skills Council National College for School Leadership Qualifications and Curriculum Authority Workforce Agreement Monitoring Group Employers Organisation National Strategies includingCoVE Ofsted Training and Development Agency

31 31 The TDA and the School Workforce Development Board Building the school team Remove barriers Training and development Quality of provision

32 32 Developing people to support learning Training and deployment Framework of standards and qualifications Extend training opportunities

33 33 Training and deployment Simplify and streamline communications – Development of change expertise Development of performance management

34 34 Standards and Qualifications Promote relevant qualifications Ensure relevance to role of standards Support identification of career development opportunities

35 35 Training opportunities Generic training Skills for life Key roles Innovation and improvement

36 36 Rules of Life 1 You will receive one body 2. You will be presented with lessons 3. There are no mistakes, only lessons 4. The lesson is repeated until learned 5. Learning does not end

37 37 And… 6. There is no better than here 7. Others are only mirrors of you 8. What you make of your life is up to you 9. Your answers lie inside of you

38 38 …and lastly 10. You will forget all this at birth

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