Network Development Summary for Pathfinder Schools Version 7: 14th Sept 20121
So what is a ‘whole education’? We developed a set of eleven common beliefs on our website that our schools, partners and key stakeholders commit to. They can be summarised as: Helping young people to develop a range of skills, qualities and knowledge - and gain requisite qualifications – they will need to be happy and successful in life and work Helping make learning more relevant and engaging, with young people taking ownership of their own learning, balancing practical and theoretical learning Supporting learning across various settings (online, at home, volunteering, through work) and engaging the wider community in learning2
What is Whole Education aiming to do? Our mission is to ensure that all young people have access to a whole education. We will achieve this by: Supporting schools to provide a ‘whole education’ through the Whole Education Network Engaging a wider group of stakeholders (e.g. young people, parents, employers, local communities) Influencing policy to be more supportive of those who want to provide young people a Whole Education Creating a sustainable organisation that is able to deliver against our mission3
Guiding principles The Whole Education Network will be guided by a few key principles … Light touch - low maintenance and bureaucracy - going with the grain, connecting and working with existing opportunities By schools for schools - supporting schools to learn from and support each other - governance of network overseen by schools - open source notion of sharing Moral purpose and values - commitment to a ‘whole education’ for all young people, not just your school Iterative and developmental - we try things, see how they work and go from there - rapid development and scaling if successful and demand4
Supporting change over time The network is being developed to allow pathfinder schools to learn from and support each other and provide the confidence and support to other schools interested in providing a ‘whole education’ for young people, as well as to focus on pathfinder schools and partners to develop practice together …. Extent to which providing a ‘whole education’ Pathfinder Schools Network Schools Schools 2012/13: 60-100 2012/13: 400-600 not in 2013/14: 100-150 2013/14: 600-800 network Time Other schools in the network can then learn from that core group of schools,5 before deciding the level of engagement and commitment to ‘whole education’
Interest Groups – emerging draft list Network operations will be based on Interest Groups identified by schools …A) BIG STUFF (Senior B) SKILLS, QUALITIES & C) CROSS-CUTTING/OTHER (Range ofleaders) KNOWLEDGE (Senior different people could be involved) leaders, HOD’s, Teachers)• Leadership and culture to • Approaches to improving • Student voice and student leadership inembed whole education engagement and skills school (and in the network)(including diagnostics) development in literacy • Primary to secondary transitions• Change and journey • Approaches to improving • Learning spaces/relationships for learningmanagement to provide a engagement and skills • Innovative approaches to utilising pupilwhole education development in maths premium to provide a ‘whole education’• Becoming an outstanding • New approaches to language • Innovative approaches to inclusionschool in challenging learning • Enquiry and project based learningcircumstances • STEM and cross-curricular • Flipped learning and use of technology• Approaches to creating a learning • Additional/alternative approaches to‘whole education curriculum’ • Developing digital literacy measuring progress• The importance of data in skills in young people • Developing a ‘Better Baccalaureate’ forproviding a ‘whole education’ • Learning to learn/learning young people (Sec Focus)• Innovative approaches to power/cognitive and thinking • Work inspiration, employability skills andCPD (within schools and skills engaging employersacross the network) • Developing leadership, team • Engaging parents and the wider working, resilience and wider community 6 skills and qualities • Whole Education Towns and Villages
Interest Groups: not in isolation, linked to each other As interest groups, develop they will increasingly connect with the learning in other groups … Student Voice Learning to Digital literacy and Student Learn / Cognitive skills Leadership and thinking Developing a Flipped learning Learning spaces skills ‘Better and use of/ relationships for Baccalaureate’ technology learning Enquiry and Developing wider Whole project based skills and qualities education Innovative learning eg. resilence or curriculum approaches to Work inspiration, teamwork CPD employability skills STEM and and engaging Leadership, cross-curricular employers culture and learning change Outstanding in Change and challenging journey Improving circumstance management engagement and The Primary to skills in literacy importance secondary of data transition Innovative approaches to Improving Engaging inclusion engagement and parents and the Innovative skills in maths wider community approaches to utilising pupil Whole Education Additional / premium alternative Towns and New approaches approaches to Villages to language7 learning measuring progress
Process for Interest Group validation & development Interest Groups will be supported based on the level of demand and will grow over time … Establish Clarify Interest Launch Initial Launch and Demand and Expertise Groups Grow Over TimeEstablish common What are your Launch initial Scale additional demand and interests? What do tranche of interest interest groups interest from you bring? (incl. groups from end based on demand schools through Devt Partners) September based on through year. survey: Pathfinder school demand (e.g. 20% of Interest Group schools) Some groups will Which Interest facilitators evolve, merge or groups for your nominated Leadership and ‘Big split, others may school? stuff’, as well as struggle and die. Who will engage most popular otherfrom your school? Student Voice and Learning to Learn / Digital literacy skills Student Leadership Cognitive and thinking skills Developing a Flipped learning Learning spaces / ‘Better and use of relationships for Baccalaureate’ technology learning Enquiry and project Whole based learning Developing wider education Innovative skills and qualities curriculum approaches to eg. resilence or teamwork CPD Work inspiration, employability skills STEM and cross- and engaging Leadership, curricular learning employers culture and change Outstanding in Change and challenging journey Improving circumstance management engagement and skills in literacy The Primary to importance secondary of data transition Innovative approaches to Improving inclusion Engaging parents engagement and and the wider skills in maths Innovative community approaches to utilising pupil Whole Education premium Additional /8 Towns and Villages New approaches to alternative language learning approaches to measuring progress
How will Interest Group’s work? Interest Groups will take on different shapes and sizes – and evolve and grow at different paces – based on the collective interests and priorities of practitioner members from pathfinder schools. They will be supported in various ways Roles and Purpose, Goals Frequency and Tools, ProcessesResponsibilities and Focus Activity Channels and Approaches• WE Leadership/ Set and agreed by • Termly Development • IG SpecificFacilitation Leaders/Facilitators and Innovation Tools/Approaches (from based on member Workshops schools and partners)• Pathfinder interests. Likely a • School Based •Diagnostic ToolsLeaders/Facilitators mixture of: Events (approx 30) (Engagement Survey,• Pathfinder Members • Sharing •Webinars (like this) Whole School Survey) • Support •Webconferences • Knowledge Sharing• Development • Development •Online Space Tools and ApproachesPartner Members • Enquiry/Research (Anecdote Circles, • Other • Conferences Storytelling) • Buddy/Mentor 9
Example Interest Group A Each interest group will form its own path and relationship with other interest groups but below gives an indicative example of what may happen. Who’s involved? Process to kick off Growth 20 schools engaged Collation of survey responses: what Interest Group do you want to get out of this? What do members engage you bring? in learning 25 people across activities and pathfinder schools through these Leaders/facilitators agree simple identified increasingly spot purpose and focus of group (mixture of sharing, support, development and opportunities for 2 people identified learning, enquiry) that all members can take what across pathfinder collaboration and they want schools by key support sponsors to play a Leaders/facilitators identify and bring in leadership/facilitation Progress and relevant development partner role with the interest learning is expertise and tools group (supported by reviewed at WE staff) various points, Plan and promote initial learning activities (webinar, webconference with purpose and Development partner(s) focus updated. school based events, devt workshop etc)10 as appropriate
Supporting active learning in and across the network Interest Groups will link to and make use of various channels of network activity … Learning Webinars/ Online Peer Conferences Events Webcons Space Support• Termly NDG • Webinars to • Interest • Peer Support • AnnualLeader Devt present Group areas • Mentor ConferenceWorkshops practice • Connecting • Buddy • Regional• School based • Webcons to members Conferencesevents collaborate across country Network Pathfinder Schools Schools Schools 2012/13: 60-100 2012/13: 400 not in 2013/14: 100-150 2013/14: 700 network11
Supporting learning within your school Key sponsors within schools will identify staff to engage in different interest group areas, clarifying what the school and specific interest group members want to get out of participation and what they can contribute. Your School Key Sponsors for WE (Head, Deputy) Active Interest Group members in your school12
Supporting learning within your school Pathfinder school staff will then be supported to identify other schools and partners with shared interests or relevant expertise. This will help inform your learning interests. WE Network Your SchoolYour School Development Key Sponsors Partners with for WE expertise in (Head, particular areas Deputy) Active Interest Group members in your school Specific Pathfinder Network of 60- schools and 100 Pathfinder individuals in the Schools you network you have can connect 13 with identifies you wish to learn with/from etc.
Supporting learning within your school You will seek out knowledge on behalf of your school and bring back to your own context to explore and discuss relevance. WE Network Your SchoolYour School Development Key Sponsors Partners with for WE expertise in (Head, particular areas Deputy) Active Interest Group members in your school Specific Pathfinder Network of 60- schools and 100 Pathfinder individuals in the Schools you network you have can connect 14 with identifies you wish to learn with/from etc.
Supporting active participation in smart ways Interest Groups will link to and make use of various channels of network activity … Interest Group School Leadership Participation by Staff and Engagement - Various staff within school - Appointed WE lead sponsors/leads actively engaged in groups each within school network - After school webinars/webcons - Actively engage with BIG STUFF as - Online space appropriate, linked to … - Within school network - Collaboration and Development - Local school events/twilight with Schools and Partners at Termly Development Workshops for Optional Leaders/Sponsors -Termly development workshops as appropriate Optional - Leadership/facilitation of Interest - Active leadership of network, Groups development groups, interest groups15 “Finding the right level for you and your school”
Development Partners – initial list Below are some examples of possible development partners who are interested in working developmentally with pathfinder schools and each other16
Pathfinder Schools Development Workshop: 28th Sep On Fri 28th September, we’ll be facilitating a workshop with Pathfinder Schools and our Development partners to explore some emerging collaboration, innovation and development opportunities arising related to the interest groups.The basics What to expect? How might you benefit?9.00 - 3.30 (starts 9.30), Morning: Short 3 minute table The day is designed in anCentral London inputs by Pathfinder Schools and ‘open space’ format so that you Development Partners with up to and your school can pursueLeaders from around 30 10mins Q&A and dialogue at table practice areas of mostother Pathfinder schools (you choose which tables to go to) interest/highest priority to you Before lunch: participants identify This will be a chance toRepresentatives from areas of interest from the connect with schools andaround 20 Development morning related to Interest development partners withpartners Groups that you’d like to explore shared interest or expertise in with other schools and partners your areaExploring opportunities This will help shape the interestrelated to the interest Afternoon: ‘Open space’ sessions group activity going forward,groups where we can do where all participants congregate kick start development projectsinnovative work together in groups based on shared but also give you practical interest for development work or things you can take away and innovation17 get started on in your school
Summary Benefits and Costs of Network Membership Founding pathfinder schools agreed to invest £1.50 per pupil in 2012/13 to benefit from: - Interest Groups, Online Community & - Sharing Practice: share practice and work with schools Webconferencing: Unlimited staff participation in interest who have similar areas of expertise , further develop and groups defined by network members. This includes take to scale your current practice access to an online network space to share practices, tools, videos, as well as webconferencing facilities to - Peer Review and Support: Be involved in celebrating communicate/collaborate with peers from other schools. and validating school led practice that demonstrably meets the needs of C21st learners - Regular Webinars: Free access to regular webinars highlighting interesting practice from this country and - Key Staff Development: provide key staff with the abroad. Provisionally planned as Thursdays 4pm weekly, opportunity to play a leadership role in emerging Interest from September 2012 Groups, including training and support to do so. - Work with Development Partners: Have preferred - Free School Based Events: Free places for staff in up to access to our development partners, all of whom have 30 school based events hosted by pathfinder schools various offers around providing a whole education and are across the country committed to working with pathfinder schools to developing and testing future practice - Annual Conference: Discount to our Annual Conference - Engaging in Development and Innovation: Lead or - Regional Conferences: Discount to our Regional participate in development/collaborative projects linked to Conferences interest groups with schools and development partners - Celebration Event: Discount to our Celebration event in - International Study Tours: Be part of our fast expanding June links with schools and systems internationally, including study tours to innovative schools and systems abroad*18 *Autumn Term - US Study Tour to New York iZone schools and Nashville Academies; Spring Term - Scandinavian Tour to Kunskapsskolan in Sweden and Dream School in Finland - tbc; We will provide central support around bookings. Flight, hotel and travel costs covered by schools. No service or support costs added.
For questions about the network contact: Douglas Archibald Director, Whole Education firstname.lastname@example.org David Crossley Executive Director, Whole Education Network email@example.com
Whole Education Development Partners Our partners are all doing great work with schools across the country (including lots of Pathfinders) to help provide young people with a ‘whole education’. Below is a summary of what they do. As ‘development’ partners they are particularly interested in collaborating with Pathfinder schools or other partners to push new ground. We are currently working with partners to identify development opportunities and want your input to that process on the 28th September. Achievement for All 3As is a national charity which supports schools to improve the aspirations, access and achievement of learners and young people. The Achievement for All framework improves pupils‘ progress, parental engagement, pupil attendance and behaviour, peer relationships, participation in extra-curricular activities and access to future opportunities for pupils (P+S). Apps for Good Apps for Good is an award-winning course where young people learn to create imaginative mobile apps that change their world. Students create apps that make a difference and solve real life issues that matter to them and their community, giving them a launch pad in social enterprise and the exciting world of technology, design and innovation (S). ASDAN Offering a range of flexible, activity-based curriculum programmes and qualifications for young people to facilitate the development and accreditation of personal and social skills within various educational contexts (P+S). Bright Futures Working directly with Schools (and Careers Advisors where they exist) Bright Futures offer a full suite of employer- led programmes and events. The service provides a ready made network of employers who will work on a consistent basis with schools delivering both skills development & careers insights, thus opening up a whole new world of opportunities and choices to students (S). Building Learning Power BLP create a culture in classrooms - and in schools more widely - that systematically cultivate habits and attitudes that enable young people to face difficulty and uncertainty calmly, confidently and creatively. To facilitate this, BLP offer a comprehensive route map for such long-term cultural change, and a wide range of practical seeds and frameworks that stimulate and guide its development (P+S).P= primary S = secondary
Whole Education Development Partners Our partners are all doing great work with schools across the country (including lots of Pathfinders) to help provide young people with a ‘whole education’. Below is a summary of what they do. As ‘development’ partners they are particularly interested in collaborating with Pathfinder schools or other partners to push new ground. We are currently working with partners to identify development opportunities and want your input to that process on the 28th September. CapeUK CapeUK is a leading independent research and development agency in the field of creativity, learning and development. With an in-depth understanding of the curriculum and pedagogical approaches CapeUK collaborates with teachers and other organisations to explore alternative learning processes which will be vibrant, innovative and engaging (P+S). DigitalME DigitalME create learning programmes, open to all, where young people gain confidence and skills using social media. They work as reporters at events, publish videos and blogs and mentor others in digital wellbeing (P+S). Enabling Enterprise Enabling Enterprise provide a wide range of programmes and projects for students aged 8-19 which aim to develop the skills, experiences and aspirations they need to suceed in life. These help teachers by integrating skills development into different areas of the curriculum (P+S). Future First Future First works to increase social mobility by building alumni communities around state schools to inspire and inform young people about their futures (S). Human Scale Education Human Scale Education is an education reform movement committed to small scale learning communities based on the values of democracy, justice and respect. Human Scale Education works directly with schools and parents to promote human scale learning environments where children and young people are known and valued as individuals (P+S). Incerts Incerts is working to transform assessment in schools using innovative technology and an analytical approach to help school leaders to get more than they thought possible from assessment (P + S).P= primary S = secondary
Whole Education Development Partners Our partners are all doing great work with schools across the country (including lots of Pathfinders) to help provide young people with a ‘whole education’. Below is a summary of what they do. As ‘development’ partners they are particularly interested in collaborating with Pathfinder schools or other partners to push new ground. We are currently working with partners to identify development opportunities and want your input to that process on the 28th September. IRIS Connect Iris Connect is a powerful web based video CPD tool which breaks the mould, empowers teachers, enables collaboration and improves schools. The cloud based system and mobile camera technology enables teachers to securely capture, view and share practice (P+S). Innovation Unit Innovation Unit is a not-for-profit social enterprise commited to using the power of innovation to solve social challenges. One of their area of expertise is making schools more engaging places to learn (S). Learning to Lead Learning to Lead takes the real life experiences of school as a community and offers tools, programmes, courses and structures to support young peoples involvement in all aspects of their life and learning, working towards positive change (P+S). Makewaves Makewaves is the social learning environment that provides social media for education. It enables schools to create and safely share videos, podcasts and blogs. With a free Makewaves website schools can easily start school blogging, join national campaigns and develop digital literacy skills (P+S). National Literacy Trust The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity that transforms lives through literacy by supporting those who struggle with literacy and the people who work with them (P+S). Nrich Nrich is led by a team of qualified teachers who are also practitioners of rich mathematics. They aim to enrich students mathematical experience by offering them problems that can be tackled in a variety of ways, haveP= primary S = secondary multiple solutions and encourage them to explore new environments (P+S).
Whole Education Development Partners Our partners are all doing great work with schools across the country (including lots of Pathfinders) to help provide young people with a ‘whole education’. Below is a summary of what they do. As ‘development’ partners they are particularly interested in collaborating with Pathfinder schools or other partners to push new ground. We are currently working with partners to identify development opportunities and want your input to that process on the 28th September. RSA: Opening Minds and Area Based Curriculum RSA are working on the development of two key initiatives: Opening Minds and the Area Based Curriculum. Opening Minds is an imaginative competency-based curriculum which engages students and staff whilst also meeting the needs of schools and the national curriculum. The Area Based Curriculum approach supports localities and schools to develop a more engaging curriculum that is relevant to the local context (S). Space Unlimited Space Unlimited works with educators supporting them in their efforts to engage young people as genuine partners in the development of their curriculum and their school learning communities (P+S). StudentVoice StudentVoice is working to become the representative body for school students, supporting young people in representing their views on issue around education and schools. Student Voice support young people to run their own campaigns and also deliver training on confidence, communication and campaigning skills (S). UK Youth UK Youth is a leading youth development charity providing a wide range of open access and targetted programmes for young people. Their Youth Achievement Foundations are small schools that use a non- formal courriculum to re-engage excluded pupils or those at risk of exclusion (S). University of the First Age Through a variety of programmes UFA create enjoyable learning challenges that enrich lives, increase aspiration and achievement for young people. They aim to bring about deep change in schools and communities (P+S).P= primary S = secondary