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  • Mr Ian Robley Assistant Principal (Research & Development)
    • Aims of Presentation
    • To look at achievements in the first year as a Vocational Second Specialism School
    • To examine the Macmillan definition of vocational education
    • To illustrate some examples of good practice in vocational education
    • To describe how a new KS3 curriculum is being createded to encompass the definition
  • m Redefining Vocational Education Ian Robley : Assistant Principal (Research & Development) Phil Latham : Deputy Principal (Curriculum) Andy Jordan : Assistant Principal (Post 16) Anna Sonley : Year 11 David Exeter : Director of Outdoor Learning Olivia Smith : Year 8
    • Background
    • Opened as a CTC in 1989
    • 1994 First Post 16 students (60% BTEC)
    • September 2005 Converted to Academy
    • April 2006 Vocational Second Specialism
  • Mr Phil Latham Deputy Principal (Curriculum)
    • Aim: to involve all students in Vocational Education
    • Major curriculum review
    • Consultation with
      • Heads of Department
      • Senior Leaders
      • Departmental Staff
      • Business and Industry
    • Results of Review
    • KS3 – too long – too content driven
    • Few cross curricular links made
    • KS2 to KS3 transition difficulty
    • Lack of focus at end of Year 9
    • Increasing support for vocational skills in KS3
    • Support for collapsing timetable to facilitate project work
    • SL developed a framework of critical skills
      • Collaboration
      • Problem Solving
      • Decision Making
      • Creative Thinking
      • Communication
      • Organisation
      • Project Management
      • Self Assessment
    Encompassed in Definition of Vocational Education Giving students the skills employers want
    • Best Practice in Vocational Learning
    • Re-Evaluation of practical nature of vocational courses
    • Our best example – BTEC Sport
    • Scott Hudson – Year 13
      • FA Coaching
      • Kayaking
      • Primary School Coaching
      • Primary School TA work
      • Academy TA work
      • Part time work in Fitness Centre
  • Miss Anna Sonley Year 11
  • m KS3 Internal Work Experience
    • Year 9 Work Experience includes work in
      • TV Studio
      • Science Labs
      • Information Centre
      • Reception
      • Departments
      • ICT Support
      • Buildings
  • Mr David J Exeter Director of Outdoor Learning
  • Outcomes of High Quality Outdoor Education
    • Enjoyment
    • Confidence
    • Social awareness
    • Environmental awareness
    • Activity skills
    • Personal qualities
    • Key skills
    • Health & fitness
    • Increased motivation and appetite for learning
    • Broadened horizons
  • Rationale
    • To link outdoor learning into our vocational specialism through critical skills
    • To deliver above and beyond the National Curriculum for Outdoor Adventurous Activities
    • To give depth and breadth to the City Academy curriculum
  • Outdoor Learning
    • Kick Start
    • Personal Development Course
    • Low Ropes Course
    • John Muir Award
    • Water sports
    • Rock climbing
    • Solid Ground
    • High Ropes Course
    • Outdoor Adventurous Activity
    • Management & Leadership Course
    • Short course in Critical Skills
  • Critical Skills – Redefining Vocational Education
  • Climb On – Macmillan Academy Wall
  • The Challenge Course
  • Water Sports Provision
  • Expedition Unit
  • Miss Olivia Smith Year 8
  • A Student’s Perspective
  • A Student’s Perspective
  • A Student’s Perspective
  • A Student’s Perspective
  • Mr Andy Jordan Head of Post 16 | Assistant Principal
  • m KS3 Curriculum Modifications Next Practice Bookend Curriculum
  • KS3 Curriculum Modifications Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Year 8 Year 7 Year 9
  • Aims
    • To imbed critical skills which transfer across different subjects.
    • To increase the motivation and engagement of students.
    • To develop an international dimension into the curriculum.
    • To deliver the statutory requirements for Work Related Learning and enterprise education at Key Stage 4.
    • To develop a grounding for all students in the core subjects English/Maths.
    • To develop a greater sense of transition for the students between Key Stage 2 and 3.
    • To introduce the students to our specialisms in Year 7.
    • To enhance the cross-curricular links between subjects.
    • To incorporate aspects of Every Child Matters.
  • Year 7 Core Subjects Healthy Eating/Environment Week7 Project 2 Week6 Project 2 Week5 Project 2 Week4 Project 1 Week3 Project 1 Week2 Project 1 Week1
  • Year 9 Trial of new timetable 10 Cultural and Vocational 9 Cultural and Vocational 8 Core and Cross Curricular Projects 7 Core and Cross Curricular Projects 6 Core and Cross Curricular Projects 5 Core and Cross Curricular Projects 4 Solid Ground / Enterprise / International 3 Solid Ground / Enterprise / International 2 Solid Ground / Enterprise / International 1 SATS 0   Week
  • m Cultural and Vocational Experience
    • Whole Academy experience
    • 2 projects each lasting 1 week
    • 50+ activities
    • All staff involved
    • Examples
    • Sign Language
    • Journalism
    • Climbing
    • Sailing
    • Digital Photography
    • Fashion Design