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1 Aberdeen City Council 2008 IMPROVEMENT CONFERENCE 1st APRIL 2009

2 Aberdeen City Council 2008 WELCOME and INTRODUCTION

3 Aberdeen City Council 2008 ABERDEEN LEARNING STRATEGY

4 Aberdeen City Council 2008 Learning Strategy - Key Themes Meeting the needs of the whole child Spending our money in the right way Learning in the Community

5 Aberdeen City Council 2008 Our Priorities 1: Curriculum for Excellence 2: Closing the Gap 3: Integrated Services 4: School Estate Strategy 5: Information, Communication and Learning Technology 6: Workforce Capacity Building 7: Resourcing Plan 8: Community Cohesion

6 Aberdeen City Council 2008 What do we want for our children? Consultation and Engagement Timeline single outcome agreement - May improving learning engagement - March - July school estate data and informal consultation - now-July community learning hub - April-May

7 Aberdeen City Council 2008 What do we want for our children? Consultation and Engagement Timeline Early Years framework - May - July Curriculum for Excellence - April-June School estate statutory consultation - Sept-Nov School estate implementation plan - December

8 Aberdeen City Council 2008 CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE - how are we getting on?

9 Aberdeen City Council 2008 Curriculum for excellence is an inside out not an outside in development David Cameron, ADES president, member for the CFE management committee

10 Aberdeen City Council important features Stimulating and effective learning and teaching A more coherent General Education as an entitlement for all Sustained focus on Literacy and Numeracy Significantly higher standards of achievement Valid, reliable and lean assessment Relevant qualifications building on the general education Graham Donaldson, Senior Chief HMIe

11 Aberdeen City Council 2008 Leadership is crucial – it will need to Interpret the complexity Own and tell the story in an understandable way Build confidence in pupils, parents and staff Inspire learners and teachers to innovate and develop

12 Aberdeen City Council 2008 APPLYING CfE PRINCIPLES TO THE CURRICULUM

13 Aberdeen City Council 2008 APPLYING CfE PRINCIPLES TO THE CURRICULUM WORKSHOP

14 Aberdeen City Council 2008 TESTING THE CfE framework

15 Aberdeen City Council 2008 HMIe INSPECTIONS AND BEST VALUE FOLLOW THROUGH

16 Aberdeen City Council 2008 Follow through Inspections Best value, SWIA, Child Protection follow- through inspections Integrated inspection, with specialist teams Child Protection team on-site 20th-24th April, with interviews and focus groups 3 separate reports

17 Aberdeen City Council 2008 New model for HMIe Child Protection inspections Three phases over 2 weeks Week 1 - scoping and core phase Week 2 - proportionate Scoping phase Review joint self-evaluation, action plan & progress report Analyse questionnaires Review good practice evidence Dialogue with CPC and COG Scoping document produced

18 Aberdeen City Council 2008 New model for HMIe Child Protection inspections Core Phase Read a sample of case records (CPR or recently de-registered) Professional dialogue QIs - 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 (reference) 1.1, 5.5 Proportionate phase Interview children and parents Interview multi-disciplinary staff (network of support) Interview senior staff & professional dialogue with CPC

19 Aberdeen City Council 2008 New model for HMIe Child Protection inspections Inspection Report How have services improved? How well are the needs of children and families met? How good is the delivery and management of services? How good is leadership and direction? Particular strengths, good practice and recommendations for action

20 Aberdeen City Council 2008 INEA2 Action Plan and progress report : Main Points for Action(MPA) 1. Improve the strategic direction 2. Provide more effective direction and support for pre-school, city-wide services & children with challenging behaviour 3.More effective use of performance data (self-evaluation, support & challenge, attainment & achievement and exclusions)

21 Aberdeen City Council 2008 INEA2 Action Plan and progress report : Main Points for Action(MPA) 4.Take further action to address motivation, morale and workload issues amongst centrally deployed staff 5.Establish CPD pathways, develop leadership capacity, joint training and sharing of good practice across integrated services

22 Aberdeen City Council 2008 INEA2 Action Plan and progress report Progress report March and October 2008, April and October 2009 Structured interviews with stakeholders focussing on outcomes Evidence based, with evaluative comments

23 Aberdeen City Council 2008 INEA2 Action Plan and progress report - workshop Progress on MPAs since October areas of positive impact 2 aspects of good practice Further areas for improvement

24 Aberdeen City Council 2008 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANNING 2009/2010

25 Aberdeen City Council 2008 Audit and School Improvement Planning 2009/2010 Updated audit templates, with a focus on core QIs 1.1 Improvements in performance 2.1 Learners experiences 5.3 Meeting learning needs 5.9 Improvement through self- evaluation 9.4 Leadership of change and improvement

26 Aberdeen City Council 2008 Audit and School Improvement Planning 2009/2010 Revised guidance including key questions for senior managers e.g does every member of staff contribute to the SIP? Do principal teachers and senior managers encourage innovative and challenging approaches to peer and self- evaluation? Audit is ongoing and dynamic

27 Aberdeen City Council 2008 Audit and School Improvement Planning 2009/2010 EVALUATION OF QUALITY PEOPLE S VIEWS QUANTITATIVE DATA DIRECT OBSERVATION Triangulation is essential - How do you know?

28 Aberdeen City Council 2008 Audit and School Improvement Planning 2009/2010 Inclusive approaches to engaging and involving staff, including opportunities for presentations and conversations Inclusive approaches to engaging with parents and pupils Audit to be submitted by 15th May 2009, SIP by 20th June 2009

29 Aberdeen City Council 2008 CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE IN ABERDEEN CITY

30 Aberdeen City Council 2008 Progress report on CfE Management and Implementation Groups –Core Strategy Group –ASG Reps group –Secondary Implementation group –Primary Implementation group –Themed groups on Literacy, Numeracy and Assessment and Reporting Agreed implementation plan and time-line (workshop to follow)

31 Aberdeen City Council 2008 Progress continued.. Experiences and Outcomes launch – website, follow-up conference, staff engagement Additional In-service day – June 5 th BTC 4 and 5 by July - focus on Assessment and Skills CPD opportunities, locally and nationally –Tapestry/Harvard School of Education partnership –Critical skills –Professional Exchange programme Communication – newsletters, representatives, GLOW, consultation with parents, Councillors and partners

32 Aberdeen City Council 2008 NATIONAL SEMINAR ON CfE

33 Aberdeen City Council 2008 NATIONAL CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK

34 Aberdeen City Council 2008 SHOWCASING GOOD PRACTICE

35 Aberdeen City Council 2008 IMPROVEMENT CONFERENCE Thank you for attending, please complete your evaluations.


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