Widening the Curriculum Background December 2008 / January 2009 December 2008 / January 2009 Increasing numbers of young people indicating they want to return to S5 Increasing numbers of young people indicating they want to return to S5 Looking at Leaver Destinations (S5) Looking at Leaver Destinations (S5) WDC asking the school what might be done differently WDC asking the school what might be done differently
Widening the Curriculum Discussion at SMT What should the curriculum look like for young people returning to S5? What should the curriculum look like for young people returning to S5? a)traditional subjects at all 3 levels b)mixture of traditional subjects & college c)traditional subjects, college and in-school awards Decision made - C Decision made - C
Widening the Curriculum School Situation Leadership & Community Involvement - 2 themes for the new session Leadership & Community Involvement - 2 themes for the new session Q How could we combine the need to offer an appropriate curriculum for the new S5 & our ideas on Leadership and Community Involvement? Discussion with existing S4 & S5 young people as to what they would like. Discussion with existing S4 & S5 young people as to what they would like.
Widening the Curriculum S4 & S5 suggested a curriculum that included: Fitness, dance, football, coaching skills Fitness, dance, football, coaching skills Personal finance, budgeting Personal finance, budgeting DIY, cookery DIY, cookery First Aid First Aid Interview skills & interview practice Interview skills & interview practice CV writing CV writing Additional qualifications for their CVs Additional qualifications for their CVs
Widening the Curriculum So what do we have this session? 2 new courses in our Senior Phase Option Choice booklet 2 new courses in our Senior Phase Option Choice booklet Community Involvement - Sports Leadership Lifestyle & Sports Development Community Involvement & Sports Leadership Community Involvement & Sports Leadership *Funding registration paid for through police contact sports coaching - Active Schools sports coaching - Active Schools *Term 2/3 young people will be using their skills to work with associated primary schools work with associated primary schools
Widening the Curriculum Lifestyle & Sports Development 24 young people – 10 indicated that they would be leaving at Christmas (only 4 left) 24 young people – 10 indicated that they would be leaving at Christmas (only 4 left) 6 periods a week with 1 session a double period 6 periods a week with 1 session a double period What do they do? What do they do? *Team building *Communication skills *Health & Wellbeing *Personal Finance
Widening the Curriculum Still a need to find providers for employability skills Still a need to find providers for employability skills Forward Training Forward Training *Goal setting *Career matching *Individual needs *Work ethics *Identification of transferable skills *Interview techniques *Interview practice Now we have Space Unlimited involved with the group Now we have Space Unlimited involved with the group
Widening the Curriculum By April 2010 this group of young people will be able to enhance their CVs, college application or UCAS form with: range of employability skills range of employability skills a personal finance qualification a personal finance qualification First Aid certificate First Aid certificate experience from Space Unlimited of a real life project experience from Space Unlimited of a real life project *decision making *challenging thinking *enquiry *life skills *self awareness
Widening the Curriculum Thoughts to date: The group of young people we are working with need variety The group of young people we are working with need variety School capacity is limited School capacity is limited Timetable structures should be revisited Timetable structures should be revisited Advice on Senior Phase Option Choices Advice on Senior Phase Option Choices School staff need: School staff need: *introductions to potential providers and *pointers as to where we should be looking for support and advice advice *to be able to network Partnership training Partnership training
16+ Learning Choices Focused discussion Provision of learning opportunities
16+ Learning Choices Frank Crawford Chief Inspector HMIE.
16+ Learning Choices Ann Carnachan Head of School Improvement Falkirk Council
Falkirk Council : Education Services SUPPORTING TRANSITION POSITIVE DESTINATIONS
Falkirk Council : Education Services Learning to Achieve We want all learners to have enjoyable, challenging experiences allowing them to work to their full potential… To develop the skills and attributes which will allow them to make a positive contribution to society and achieve positive and sustained destinations.
Falkirk Council : Education Services The NEET Challenge Preventing school leavers from becoming NEET by improving the effectiveness of the transition from school to employment, further education or training. To effectively engage with 16-19 year olds who are not engaged in employment, education or training.
Falkirk Council : Education Services June 2006 – More Choices, More Chances Promoting effective pre-school leaving activities and improving support for young people at the point of transition to increase the number of school leavers moving into a positive destination. To engage young people who have left school in a range of post school activities to reduce the number of young people remaining in, or falling into, a negative destination.
Falkirk Council : Education Services Context for Delivery Early Years Early Intervention Framework New Community Schools – Integrated Services for Children Getting it Right for Every Child Curriculum for Excellence Determined to Succeed Building the Curriculum 4 : skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work
Falkirk Council : Education Services Curriculum for Excellence Curriculum for Excellence is about driving forward improvements in learning and teaching to improve the life chances of young people and ensure they have the skills and knowledge they need for learning, life and work in the 21st Century
Falkirk Council : Education Services Key National Indicator: Increase in the proportion of school leavers from Scottish publicly funded schools in positive and sustained destinations (FE, HE, employment or training.
Falkirk Council : Education Services Improving Outcomes for Young People – Making a Positive Transition Raising aspirations: developing universal provision to promote positive post-school transitions. Understanding and identifying risk factors. Delivering targeted support and interventions. Identifying gaps – developing new provision. Supporting staff in and out of schools to support the above.
Falkirk Council : Education Services Developing Universal Provision to Promote Post-School Transitions Personal Learning Planning/individual target setting career education/Career Box World of Work event work experience enterprise activities lifeskills programmes including employability skills core skills – literacy, numeracy, ICT financial education transition from P7 to secondary transition post-school
Falkirk Council : Education Services Risk Factors Child: barriers to learning, early primary school start School: attainment, attendance, changes of school Family: looked after, young carer, substance misuse, bereavement Social behaviour: multi-agency referral, known to Social Work
Falkirk Council : Education Services Partners All secondary schools Education Psychology Service Employment and Training Unit Skills Development Scotland (Careers) Community Learning and Development Social Work Services My Future's in Falkirk/Economic Development Forth Valley College Skillforce Barnardo's Voluntary Sector
Falkirk Council : Education Services Targeted Support and Intervention Transition P7 to Secondary: - pastoral care/support for learning - promoting resilience Integrated Pupil Support - Community Learning and Development Forth Valley College Options for S3-S6 Duke of Edinburgh and ASDAN courses Positive Transitions Programme with Employment and Training Unit Activate SNAP - targeting non-attenders SDS – key workers Particip8 – intensive youth support service Young people leaving care
Falkirk Council : Education Services Intensive Youth Support Service: Provided by youth workers in Community Education. Support for the most difficult to engage young people. Provides one to one and small group support to young people 5-18 most at risk or furthest from the labour market. Will help to support a young person into the programmes on offer. Will support young people across school leaving and for sustained periods as required. Levels of support and actual activities will be individually tailored. Target is a sustained post-16 placement for a period of 6 months and thereafter the service will disengage.
Falkirk Council : Education Services Planning for Transition Establish transition plans for all pupils at least 12 months before the end of their compulsory education, involving a named member of staff, eg form tutor, pastor staff, DHT
Falkirk Council : Education Services The Partnership - Remit In the context of Curriculum for Excellence to plan curriculum provision and support to ensure that all young people move into a positive destination post school To oversee the operation of the consortia arrangements between schools and Forth Valley College and to deepen partnership arrangements To monitor the effectiveness of planned interventions To monitor the outcomes for young people - achievement in the widest sense To develop and monitor the use of practice protocols between partners (eg attendance, behaviour, reporting) To support and monitor the implementation of planning for 16+ learning choices in schools To review the effectiveness of working with key partners: - having a shared vision - communication at strategic and operational levels - effective sharing of resources to avoid duplication - maximise opportunities for young people in the Falkirk Council area
16+ Learning Choices Focused discussion Supporting young people.
16+ Learning Choices Graham Hollowell Scottish Government
Partnership Work Key Challenges More sustainable economic growth The cost of high youth unemployment Putting young people at the heart of what we do
Partnership Work To make long lasting effective change: Collaborative Coherent Clarity of purpose
Partnership Work Provision How do you know you have the right provision? Views of young people Gaps/duplication Vulnerable groups
Partnership Work Support Is it meeting need? What more needs to be done? Partnership Activity How will you drive down negative destinations? How will you re-engage young people? How will you reduce ‘churn’?
16+ Learning Choices Local authority partnership: Action planning