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Future Leaders Presentation

  1. 1. Introduction to Timetabling & Curriculum design<br /> <br />November 2009<br />
  2. 2.  <br />Trainers<br />Chris Knights-Branch<br /><ul><li> Timetabling trainer and consultant, with education background
  3. 3. 9 years commercial experience training for Serco
  4. 4. Works with State schools, Academies, Independent schools, International schools</li></ul>Peter Knights-Branch<br /><ul><li> 40 years experience of timetabling
  5. 5. 25 years in education, including headship
  6. 6. Worked with schools across the world</li></ul>www.mistservices.co.uk<br />
  7. 7.  <br />Agenda<br />Time is very limited!<br />9:30 Introduction and overview<br />Coffee 11-11:15Timetablers’ calendar<br /> Curriculum ‘v’ Timetable<br /> Conclusions on curriculum aims<br /> Types of curriculum designs and models<br /> Different timetable structures <br />13:00 Lunch<br />13:30 Combing charts<br />Coffee 15:00-15:15 Staffing proformas<br /> Teacher pools<br /> Clash tables, Zarraga’s rule<br />16:15 Questions and Answers including software solutions <br />www.mistservices.co.uk<br />
  8. 8.  <br />Timetabling is not just mechanical !<br /> The following e-mail is unfortunately not uncommon:<br /> <br />We are in a major falling roll situation and need to look at the curriculum to reflect this.<br /> <br /> <br />If we don’t reduce staff costs we will be bust by 2011!<br />Conclusion – so many factors influence schools and ultimately the timetable<br />(See white paper at mistservices.co.uk)<br />www.mistservices.co.uk<br />
  9. 9.  <br />Curriculum design<br /><ul><li> Want to enable you to ‘question’ the timetable or the curriculum
  10. 10. A timetable is the output of a curriculum
  11. 11. Timetabling is not just a big puzzle! It impacts on so many people, so you should allow thinking time and reflection time!
  12. 12. What is a curriculum?
  13. 13. How is it derived?</li></ul>Tasks<br /><ul><li> Curriculum aims (page 5) – 10 minutes
  14. 14. Organisation of learning (page 7) – 10 minutes</li></ul>Homework<br /><ul><li> Curriculum from a learners perspective (page 9)
  15. 15. Curriculum aims and aspirations (page 11)</li></ul>www.mistservices.co.uk<br />
  16. 16.  <br />Curriculum models<br /><ul><li> Contextual curriculum (page 13)
  17. 17. Common skills and attributes (page 13)
  18. 18. Primary model (page 14)
  19. 19. Project blocks (page 15)
  20. 20. Stage not age (page 16)
  21. 21. Cross year blocking (page 16) </li></ul>Consideration<br /><ul><li> It is important to consider the different types of models and where they could fit into your school and add value or help raise achievement, motivation, retention, attendance etc
  22. 22. It might be that you could use a hybrid</li></ul>Warning<br /><ul><li> Many of the changes you bring into your curriculum bring a +ve to the school or learner but act as a –ve for the timetabler!</li></ul>www.mistservices.co.uk<br />
  23. 23.  <br />Timetable structures<br /><ul><li> Block
  24. 24. Dynamic block
  25. 25. Lessons
  26. 26. What does a curriculum diagram look like
  27. 27. What observations can be made from just looking at a curriculum plan?
  28. 28. How do you collect all curriculum, staffing and subject information?</li></ul>Task<br /><ul><li> Take a curriculum diagram and the timings for the year group, what is good/bad about the curriculum diagram?
  29. 29. What changes could you potentially make?
  30. 30. Do you reckon it will schedule?</li></ul>Warning<br /><ul><li> Every change has an impact, many timetablers underestimate this, ultimately loosing scheduling time i.e adding stress !</li></ul>www.mistservices.co.uk<br />
  31. 31.  <br />Timetable analysis & tests<br /><ul><li> Subject demand
  32. 32. Subject (staff) supply
  33. 33. Curriculum bonuses
  34. 34. Understanding different curriculum figures
  35. 35. Combing charts
  36. 36. Staffing proformas
  37. 37. Teacher pools
  38. 38. Clash tables
  39. 39. Zarraga’s rule
  40. 40. Rooming fraction</li></ul>Warning<br /><ul><li> It takes more time to receive all information back from colleagues than you may expect!
  41. 41. Strive for consistency and accuracy!</li></ul>www.mistservices.co.uk<br />
  42. 42. Software Solutions<br />NOVA T6<br /><ul><li>Used by SIMs schools
  43. 43. Relatively easy to use
  44. 44. Curriculum planning very neat and quick
  45. 45. Screens are ‘consistent’
  46. 46. Complete tasks in set screens
  47. 47. No extra cost as typically comes with SIMs</li></ul>Facility Scheduler<br /><ul><li>Used by Facility schools
  48. 48. Extremely flexible (24/7)
  49. 49. Powerful auto scheduler
  50. 50. Views are configurable
  51. 51. Relatively high learning curve
  52. 52. Configuration and power is its weakness!
  53. 53. No extra cost as comes with Facility</li></ul>TimeTabler<br /><ul><li>Used by variety of schools
  54. 54. Easy to use
  55. 55. MIS independent
  56. 56. Relatively in-expensive
  57. 57. Designed around timetabling tasks</li></ul>www.mistservices.co.uk<br />
  58. 58. Web pages<br />MIST Services www.mistservices.co.uk<br />Timetabler www.timetabler.com<br />Serco Learning www.sercolearning.com<br />Capita SIMs www.capitaes.co.uk<br />Twitter www.twitter.com/mistservices<br />Twitter deck www.tweekdeck.com<br />www.mistservices.co.uk<br />

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