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Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance
Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance
Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance
Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance
Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance
Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance
Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance
Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance
Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance
Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance
Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance
Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance
Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance
Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance
Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance
Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance
Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance
Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance
Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance
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Using The Curriculum To Improve Performance

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Presention to the Hertfordshire breakfast group meeting - series of briefings on a range of issues affecting schools in the region. This is about a KS3 support pathway.

Presention to the Hertfordshire breakfast group meeting - series of briefings on a range of issues affecting schools in the region. This is about a KS3 support pathway.

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  • 1. Innovating the Curriculum
  • 2. Aims <ul><li>Share the KTS story about changing the curriculum to improve “performance” </li></ul><ul><li>National picture – innovations utilised by other schools </li></ul><ul><li>Share our own thoughts about our own schools </li></ul>
  • 3. What is your story? <ul><li>Strengths and weaknesses of current curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Desires.. </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns or threats.. </li></ul>
  • 4. New in post…. <ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Parents/Govenors </li></ul><ul><li>Exam results </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum models – time allocations </li></ul><ul><li>Option choices </li></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>Excellent pathway structure at KS4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diploma/WRL/GCSEs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>KS3 SATS results high ~ 90% </li></ul><ul><li>Consistently gaining ~ mid 70% 5A*-C inc En/Ma and overall </li></ul><ul><li>Small number (~10%) not making 2 levels of progress L3 on entry </li></ul><ul><li>~25% of new intake students had reading/spelling age 2yrs below chronological age </li></ul>
  • 6. 75% 5A*-C and beyond.. <ul><li>Combination of students not making 2 levels of progress at KS3 and students with low levels of literacy/numeracy made up our 25% below threshold? </li></ul><ul><li>Intervention at KS4 not working </li></ul><ul><li>Intervention at KS3, even at year 7 for these students </li></ul><ul><li>Can we support these students to L5 by year 9? </li></ul><ul><li>What other issues could we address through this approach? </li></ul>
  • 7. Process & Solution?
  • 8. Planned Model 4 hours of support
  • 9. Selection <ul><li>Combination of a number of data sets </li></ul><ul><li>KS2 TA levels </li></ul><ul><li>Reading and Spelling ages </li></ul><ul><li>Information from year 6 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Parents informed and advised </li></ul><ul><li>Used the above as a baseline but no frequent testing </li></ul>
  • 10. Resources <ul><li>Maths investigator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spy based maths investigations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solving puzzles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross curricular themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on fun – not extra maths </li></ul></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used resources to produce own materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guided reading scheme in year 8 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Top team of staff delivering </li></ul><ul><li>Self esteem </li></ul>
  • 11. So far… <ul><li>Students love the lessons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Really like the teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ This is the lesson I am best at” ( English ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improvements in confidence and engagement in the support lessons </li></ul><ul><li>2/18 cohort are still at level 2b from 2c </li></ul><ul><li>Rest are on line to reach a L5 if they continue to make the same progress </li></ul>
  • 12. Next steps <ul><li>3 students are moving out of the group at the end of year – another opted to remain </li></ul><ul><li>Extra support for a term to enable students to catch up in French </li></ul><ul><li>Extra two hours for support in year 8 – introduce guided reading based in the library </li></ul>
  • 13. Other examples <ul><li>Cramlington Learning Village, Northumberland, 2300 pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Outstanding (Feb 2009) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From 6 x 55 to 4 x 75 minute lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School closes at 14:15 on Wed for 2hr staff INSET </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on KS3 innovation – SECURE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>( Stretch, Explore, Catch up, Rescue, Extend ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eng/Num, second language, G&T masterclasses, independent projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>L2L embedded in thematic humanities course </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. Outwood Grange Academy – West Yorkshire <ul><li>One week timetable – 2100 students </li></ul><ul><li>Two year KS3 if students reach suitable targets at the end of year 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Complete two GSCE options per year for 3 year KS4 </li></ul><ul><li>Enrichment is not accredited </li></ul>8:30-9:30 Period 1 9:30-10:30 Period 2 10:30-10:45 Mentor Time 10:45-11:00 Break 11:00-12:00 Period 3 12:00-13:30 Period 4 (30 minute rolling lunch) 13:30-14:30 Period 5 14:30-15:30 Enrichment Opportunities
  • 15. Walton High - Buckinghamshire <ul><li>Curriculum rationale </li></ul><ul><li>“… capability to handle uncertainty and respond positively to change, to create and implement new ideas and new ways of doing things, to make risk/reward assessments and to act upon them in a variety of personal and working life contexts.” </li></ul><ul><li>56 one hour lessons </li></ul>1 2 3 4 5 6 Mon Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson Tutor Pd Tue Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson Wed Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson St Course Thur Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson Fri Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson Tutor time Tutorials
  • 16. <ul><li>Interesting mix of approaches at Walton High </li></ul><ul><li>4 tutorial periods in a fortnight compared to 2/3 lessons in foundation subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic projects in cross curricular groups </li></ul><ul><li>6 Advanced learning days in a year (G&T master classes/projects/trips/enrichment </li></ul><ul><li>Huge emphasis on Business and Enterprise across the whole school </li></ul>
  • 17. Summer reading <ul><li>Curriculum Design in Action files </li></ul><ul><li>SSAT curriculum design website </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum design exchanges </li></ul>
  • 18.   2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 RPA (17) Year 7   Pathway 1 Pathway 2 – Lit/Num support Pathway 1 Pathway 2 – Lit/Num support New Language Structure Pathway 1 Pathway 2 – Lit/Num support New Language Structure Pathway 1 Pathway 2 – Lit/Num support New Language Structure Pathway 1 Pathway 2 – Lit/Num support New Language Structure Year 8 KS3   Pathway 1 Pathway 2 – Lit/Num support Pathway 1 Pathway 2 – Lit/Num support New Language Structure Pathway 1 Pathway 2 – Lit/Num support New Language Structure Pathway 1 Pathway 2 – Lit/Num support New Language Structure Year 9 KS3 GSCE Science KS3 GSCE Science Pathway 1 Pathway 2 – Lit/Num support/Alt Course 3 rd Language Option? GCSE Science Pathway 1 Pathway 2 – Lit/Num support/Alt Course 3 rd Language Option GCSE Science Pathway 1 Pathway 2 – Lit/Num support/Alt Course 3 rd Language Option GCSE Science Year 10 Traditional GCSE route Diplomas WRL Foundation Learning Traditional GCSE route Diplomas WRL Foundation Learning Traditional GCSE route Diplomas WRL Foundation Learning Higher Project as Option Traditional GCSE route Diplomas WRL Foundation Learning Higher Project as Option Traditional GCSE route Diplomas WRL Foundation Learning Higher Project as Option Year 11 Traditional GCSE Route Diplomas WRL Traditional GCSE route Diplomas WRL Foundation Learning Traditional GCSE route Diplomas WRL Foundation Learning Post Project Course Traditional GCSE route Diplomas WRL Foundation Learning Post Project Course Traditional GCSE route Diplomas WRL Foundation Learning Post Project Course Year 12/13 Traditional AS/A2 Diploma Traditional AS/A2 Diploma (college) Apprenticeships Extended Project Traditional AS/A2 Diploma (college) Apprenticeships Extended Project Level 2 courses (in prep of RPA) Traditional AS/A2 Diploma (college) Apprenticeships Extended Project Level 2 courses (in prep of RPA) Traditional AS/A2 Diploma (college) Apprenticeships Extended Project Level 2 courses
  • 19. <ul><li>Spend 15 minutes completing parts of the curriculum map </li></ul><ul><li>We will review after 15 minutes and close with final thoughts </li></ul>

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