Presentation on theme: "HM Inspectorate of Education. A flexible, local, curriculum so that young people become o successful learners o confident individuals o effective contributors."— Presentation transcript:
A flexible, local, curriculum so that young people become o successful learners o confident individuals o effective contributors o responsible citizens.
HM Inspectorate of Education Vision statement for children So that young people are: safe fulfilled and valued healthy successful in achieving active respected and responsible included With a moral dimension!
HM Inspectorate of Education Scottish education does many things well and some things particularly well. External views : Stakeholders (learners, parents, staff) are pleased overall with the quality of provision Performance of our school pupils (age 15) stands up well in international comparisons We have a world acclaimed system of educational self-evaluation
HM Inspectorate of Education Scottish education does many things well and some things particularly well. HMIE findings : strengths in overall quality of attainment at some stages teaching curriculum pastoral care /climate and relationships leadership self-evaluation
HM Inspectorate of Education ….the challenges of an increasingly complex and uncertain future Need for development in : o curriculum and qualifications ( ) o achievement and its recognition o learning and teaching / use of ICT o focus on the individual o joint working o role of teachers and other staff o nature of leadership
HM Inspectorate of Education ….the challenges of an increasingly complex and uncertain future ACfE provides a unique and powerful opportunity to address some fundamental issues. We need : o Clarity on essential elements o More rigour on development and certification of essential skills (particularly literacy and numeracy) o Space for imaginative teaching o Vocational education for all with creativity and emphasis on the application of learning o A more pronounced focus on health education o A more consistent approach to education for citizenship
HM Inspectorate of Education Scale of goodness Excellent Very good Good Adequate Weak Unsatisfactory Good is not good enough
HM Inspectorate of Education Ways of Achieving Excellence - a point of inflexion Self-evaluation Support with challenge Appreciative Inquiry Visioning
HM Inspectorate of Education Youre fired! Core business People Leadership What do you think are the two or three key success factors for any organisation?
HM Inspectorate of Education for For institutions of learning Learning Relationships Leadership
The big ten classroom factors? having a positive attitude the development of a pleasant social / psychological climate in the classroom having high expectations of what pupils can achieve lesson clarity effective time management strong lesson structuring the use of a variety of teaching methods using and incorporating pupils ideas using appropriate and varied questioning [Reynolds]
HM Inspectorate of Education Our great challenge Good Great
How good is our school? A journey to excellence
HM Inspectorate of Education Go with the grain SDP Good Great
HM Inspectorate of Education Go with the grain SDP Good Great Stretch
HM Inspectorate of Education Closing the Gap/The NEET group Our focus is on the lowest-attaining 20% of pupils across the country What causes children to fall into this group? How do we identify these children? Are we measuring the attainment/achievement gap accurately? Individual schools and intervention programmes DO make a difference HM Inspectorate of Education
Its about outcomes! Isnt it? eg How can we: o Identify the CHARM group as early as possible, especially those with EBD o Have focused targeting but avoid perverse effects o Adopt consistent, valid and reliable measures of achievement o Use measures which credit the full range of achievements o Focus on 4 capacities and emphasise core skills, vocational skills, life skills o A new focus on destinations. o Intense support for employability. o …? HM Inspectorate of Education
Inspection and improvement activity across childrens services Strategic Operational Outcomes/ service delivery Education Strategic Operational Outcomes/ service delivery Social Work Strategic Operational Outcomes/ service delivery Care Strategic Operational Outcomes/ service delivery Health Strategic Operational Outcomes/ service delivery Justice
HM Inspectorate of Education There is no such thing as an unmotivated pupil - just a de-motivating learning ethos? Key Ideas Teachers need to realise their power over pupils - the ethos is not a neutral backdrop. Teachers who dont think that ethos is important should be replaced by computers?