Schools with Service Families StrategyMatt Blyton, Education Development Adviser   0-19 Vulnerable and targeted learners  ...
So what’sYorkshire   like?
Aims of the session              • To share some of the implications for                schools and Service children of ‘h...
How many children from service              families (DfE definition)?              • January 2012 – 2893 pupils from 148 ...
Clarifying ‘PUPIL MOBILITY’              Mobility rate is:              Pupils joining school + pupils leaving school     ...
So what are the implications               of pupil mobility?              Student views – challenges of moving  Quality &...
The main implications of mobility              1. The impact of the transition cycle              2. The impact on health ...
CHAOS                  Anxiety  Disengaging   Status Less   Re-engaging  Preparation                 Observation  Celebrat...
DISENGAGEMENT              • Pupils may begin to disengage up to                6 months before the move              • En...
RE-ENGAGEMENT              • May take up to 6 months to feel fully                involved in the new location            ...
2. Pupil health and behaviours              • ECM - Health Related Behaviour                Questionnaire              • D...
• 9-11 year olds and to 12-15 year                olds surveyed              • 8,400 secondary school students            ...
ECM-HRBQ – Year 6 (handout)              Significantly ALL                2010             2012              More likely t...
ECM-HRBQ – Year 10 (handout)              Significantly - SOME                     2010             2012              More...
3. Educational achievement              • “almost all schools with mobility above 15%                have average GCSE sco...
4. Curriculum continuity and                  the transfer of records              Schools should: ‘Improve the system for...
Two thirds (66%) parents agree or               strongly agree that information from               their child’s previous ...
NYCC’s Schools with Service              Families Strategy              •   6th year              •   Working parties chai...
LA Information and support              • Regular newsletter              • Parental survey (June 2012)              • Adv...
Quality &Improvement   Service nyASSIST
Pupil Voice conference – 12th Oct              • Aim – to gather the views of Service                pupils in a sample of...
Good practice in supporting Service              children at times of transition                Some of the things the pup...
Her Majesty’s Schools (HMS) Heroes                      Her Majestys Schools Heroes is                      a unique pupil...
Top tips for schools              1. Get pupils’ (and parents’) views              2. Have a named point of contact       ...
6. Train all on the transition cycle              7. Create opportunities for pupils to                 talk about their e...
Wavell Community Infant School                     Welcome Song          We’ve got a new friend in our school,        We’v...
Wavell Community Infant School               Leaver’s Song          Now its time for you to leave,          We hope that y...
We need to pick up the baton with              these pupils, and then run our hardest              before passing it on to...
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  • Introduction & my background Refer to handouts – happy to send the slides to anyone if they want them (email me)
  • Yorkshire Airlines clip & explanation (2 mins) – hyperlink...but Leeds is in South Yorkshire! NY context Sparsely populated - 2 National Parks The largest number of small primaries: 51 with <40 pupils & 134 <80 pupils Around 20% of the population live in the two major urban areas – Harrogate and Scarborough. Catterick Garrison increasing rapidly Majority of the remaining population live in the 28 small market towns or small villages & hamlets 12 military bases (and 2 in York)
  • Discuss the likely under-representation due to the still narron definition of a SP
  • Explain October conference and play conference clips (2 mins): Negatives – 1’ 26” – 3’ 26”
  • Run through and say I will take each in turn briefly. NB – Don’t Google the Annabelle Effect as you won’t find it!
  • Brief reference – explain (on mouse clicks) that I want to focus on two of these
  • 2 nd click – my views on preparing a child for leaving
  • 2 nd click – my views on preparing a child for leaving
  • 2010 Service pupils could be identified amongst different social identity groups I have copies of the three surveys for those interested
  • Predominantly (Years 5-6) & (Years 8 & 10) self-reported and it does depend on which children are in school when you do it, but a pretty big sample and does give us some idea. Also of course, depends what the comparators are. Service children compared with ‘all North Yorkshire’ might give a different answer from comparison with ‘all inner city Bradford’ etc.
  • But give an overview on the ‘gap closing’
  • But most results have improved since 2010 Health warning over number of Service pupils
  • The Annabelle effect… - the danger of assumptions living up to low expectations hiding one’s talents the dangers of assessing too early
  • Reference David Walker’s work – will not go into details here...but give my views of attainment v progress
  • Share some of the resources – leadership guidance / Care, Guidance & Support booklet / parents’ leaflets Refer to the eRecord in packs 2 nd click – briefly talk through current work-stream examples
  • 2 clicks – will say a little more about the last two
  • Make offer for schools to ‘buy into this – email me if interested (address on the cover of the handouts)
  • Video clip from 3’ 24” (3 minutes) Talk through key findings related to the conference.
  • Created their own name and logo. Drawn by a 10yr old. Now have T shirts and on our standard.
  • Induction: Tour with parents and pupils Meet parents and pupils on first day ‘ Buddy’ system in new class Brief details on arrivals board Welcome in assembly Settling in chat after first week Parent/teacher interview after three weeks All these aid sense of ‘belonging’ Set up the eRecord Departures Establish an E-mail link with a pupil in the new school Keep accurate records of progress and current targets Help resolve any conflicts with other pupils Plan farewell rituals Affirm relationships and achievements Think positively about the future
  • While talking to the pupil, I try to keep the emphasis on the positive side of moving, however it is prudent to listen carefully for other aspects of the move that may be concerning the pupil, and feed that back to the CT and teachers where possible. Hyperlink – video of positives (1 min from 00:26)
  • 2012 scsn matt blyton (no pics)

    1. 1. Schools with Service Families StrategyMatt Blyton, Education Development Adviser 0-19 Vulnerable and targeted learners matt.blyton@northyorks.gov.uk SCSN conference 27.11.12
    2. 2. So what’sYorkshire like?
    3. 3. Aims of the session • To share some of the implications for schools and Service children of ‘high mobility’ • To share the work of NYCC & its Quality & Schools with Service FamiliesImprovement Service Strategy nyASSIST • To suggest some aspects of good practice to support Service children at times of transition
    4. 4. How many children from service families (DfE definition)? • January 2012 – 2893 pupils from 148 schools (~40% of our schools) (24 ‘new’ schools from 2011) Quality &Improvement • 6.7% of the pupil roll of these schools Service (from 0.1% to 94%) nyASSIST • About 3% of total school-age population (schools census)
    5. 5. Clarifying ‘PUPIL MOBILITY’ Mobility rate is: Pupils joining school + pupils leaving school 100 Quality &Improvement X Total school roll Service (Dobson DfES 1999) nyASSIST Mobility rate of 20% + is considered to be ‘high’ and 30% ‘very high’
    6. 6. So what are the implications of pupil mobility? Student views – challenges of moving Quality &Improvement Service nyASSIST
    7. 7. The main implications of mobility 1. The impact of the transition cycle 2. The impact on health and behaviours 3. The impact on educational Quality & achievement & the ‘AnnabelleImprovement Service effect’ nyASSIST 4. The impact on curriculum continuity and the transfer of records
    8. 8. CHAOS Anxiety Disengaging Status Less Re-engaging Preparation Observation Celebration Introduction Denial Vulnerability Settled Settled Commitment Commitment Status Status Intimacy Intimacy1. The Transition Experience (handout)
    9. 9. DISENGAGEMENT • Pupils may begin to disengage up to 6 months before the move • Energy and emotion devoted to planning ahead • Pupils may be excluded by peers or Quality &Improvement may exclude themselves Service nyASSIST How well though do schools prepare a child to leave?
    10. 10. RE-ENGAGEMENT • May take up to 6 months to feel fully involved in the new location • Some pupils will feel a huge sense of loss • Some may experience culture shock • Parents will need time to adjust and settle Quality &Improvement as well as pupils Service nyASSIST How well though do schools prepare for a child’s arrival?
    11. 11. 2. Pupil health and behaviours • ECM - Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire • Designed for young people to consider ‘Every Child Matters’ outcomes Quality & • 20+ years / >1000 schools / hundredsImprovement Service of thousands of school children nyASSIST • Exeter University’s Schools Health Education Unit - summer term 2012
    12. 12. • 9-11 year olds and to 12-15 year olds surveyed • 8,400 secondary school students (600 service) & 6,500 primary school children (400 service) • Dependent on self-report and Quality & therefore subject to selection biasImprovement Service (e.g. children not in school on the nyASSIST day) • Many concerning findings for our Service pupils...again!
    13. 13. ECM-HRBQ – Year 6 (handout) Significantly ALL 2010 2012 More likely to have had an service family service family accident last year More likely to have ever service family service family tried smoking Quality & More likely to worry about service family xImprovement going to secondary school Service nyASSIST More likely to worry very service family X often about their health More likely to have been x service family bullied at school
    14. 14. ECM-HRBQ – Year 10 (handout) Significantly - SOME 2010 2012 More likely to have ever taken drugs / drank last week / ever service family service family tried smoking More likely to be sexually active service family service family Less likely to have high self service family service family esteem Less likely to report their intention to carry on in full time service family service family education after Year 11 Quality & More likely to have had anImprovement accident last year service family service family Service More likely to have been bullied nyASSIST at school in the last year service family x More likely to do 7+ hours x service family exercise / week More likely to be able to find x service family free condoms
    15. 15. 3. Educational achievement • “almost all schools with mobility above 15% have average GCSE scores below the national average” but noted that “it is difficult to isolate the effect of pupil mobility on attainment because if often occurs alongside other factors, such as Quality & disrupted family life”.Improvement Service HOC Report: 2006 nyASSIST • Cf: The DfE’s ‘The Educational Performance of Children of Service Personnel’ (July 201) • The ‘Annabelle effect’
    16. 16. 4. Curriculum continuity and the transfer of records Schools should: ‘Improve the system for the transfer of children and their records from one school to another, ensuring that: all records are cumulative; remain confidential; are of a consistently high Quality & standard; and arrive in a timely way at theImprovement receiving school and local authority’ Service nyASSIST ‘Children in Service families: The quality and impact of partnership provision for children in Service families’ (Ofsted 2011)
    17. 17. Two thirds (66%) parents agree or strongly agree that information from their child’s previous school was transferred efficiently, with an additional 25% answering ‘don’t know’. Quality &Improvement Service ‘We came to this area from Northern nyASSIST Ireland. Paperwork from that school was not passed on and the curriculum was very different.‘
    18. 18. NYCC’s Schools with Service Families Strategy • 6th year • Working parties chaired by school leaders • Resources / guidance e.g. e-Record • Current priorities e.g. Quality & - action research on impact of schoolImprovement moves on educational progress Service nyASSIST - revising guidance for leaders and governors - responding to the HRBQ findings - ‘Starting school’ guidance
    19. 19. LA Information and support • Regular newsletter • Parental survey (June 2012) • Advice and Support requests for training Quality & • Annual Information Sharing Day – FriImprovement 25th January 2013, Harrogate Service nyASSIST • Service Children in Schools and Settings VLE room • Student voice conference Oct 12th
    20. 20. Quality &Improvement Service nyASSIST
    21. 21. Pupil Voice conference – 12th Oct • Aim – to gather the views of Service pupils in a sample of North Yorkshire schools about how schools support and celebrate them, with a view to identifying and sharing good practice Quality & / making recommendationsImprovement Service • Should schools treat Service Pupils nyASSIST any different to other pupils? • 62 students from 10 primaries / 6 secondaries
    22. 22. Good practice in supporting Service children at times of transition Some of the things the pupils tell us. ‘Service pupils don’t want to be treated completely differently, but they want to be understood. This extends to being Quality & understood by their civilian peers as wellImprovement as by school staff. In response to the Service question Should schools treat Service nyASSIST Pupils any different to other pupils? the overwhelming majority said ‘Yes, but just a little bit!’
    23. 23. Her Majesty’s Schools (HMS) Heroes Her Majestys Schools Heroes is a unique pupil voice group formed in the City of Plymouth for the support of Service children and young people.www.hmsheroes.co.uk
    24. 24. Top tips for schools 1. Get pupils’ (and parents’) views 2. Have a named point of contact 3. Systematic induction process to include focus on preparing for Quality & arrivalsImprovement Service 4. Chase records relentlessly nyASSIST 5. Systematic departures system to include preparing the child and next school
    25. 25. 6. Train all on the transition cycle 7. Create opportunities for pupils to talk about their experiences of moving 8. Look out for warning signs such as separation anxiety Quality & 9. Provide tailored support forImprovement Service Service pupils (e.g. HMS Heroes nyASSIST club) 10. Emphasise the positives of moving s
    26. 26. Wavell Community Infant School Welcome Song We’ve got a new friend in our school, We’ve got a brand new friend in our school, We’ve got a new friend in our school, We’d like to welcome you to Wavell. We’d like to welcome (name) to our school. We’d like to welcome (name) to our school. We’d like to welcome (name) to our school. We’d like to welcome you to Wavell.Sung to the tune of “He’s got the whole world in his hands” Words by Wendy Bisicker
    27. 27. Wavell Community Infant School Leaver’s Song Now its time for you to leave, We hope that you’ve had fun. It is to (Cyprus, Germany etc.) you must go, You are the lucky one! Please keep safe and do take care Let us know when you get there. We’ll miss you lots, good times we’ve shared Goodbye to you our friend.Sung to the tune of “Thankyou for our friends” Words by Wendy Bisicker
    28. 28. We need to pick up the baton with these pupils, and then run our hardest before passing it on to the next school. Quality &Improvement Service nyASSIST

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