The York Creative And Media Diploma Development Group

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Mr Karl Elwell from Huntington School presented a regional overview of Diploma planning and delivery.

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The York Creative And Media Diploma Development Group

  1. 1. Creative and Media Diploma Champion, York. To inspire confident learners who will thrive in a changing world Karl Elwell
  2. 2. The York Creative and Media Diploma Development Group <ul><li>7 York Schools </li></ul><ul><li>York College </li></ul><ul><li>Higher York </li></ul><ul><li>Learning City York </li></ul><ul><li>NYBEP </li></ul><ul><li>Diploma Business Champion </li></ul><ul><li>LA – other Diploma groups (and QA) </li></ul><ul><li>Regional – other consortiums </li></ul>
  3. 3. How we’ve developed the Diploma <ul><li>Gateway – expand DDG </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships everything </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings every fortnight (minimum) </li></ul><ul><li>Select exam board </li></ul><ul><li>Build schemes of work </li></ul><ul><li>Link to businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Training – diploma-support.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>IAG </li></ul>
  4. 4. My observations: <ul><li>Messages within schools is mixed </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding of w hy but… </li></ul><ul><li>Parents unsure </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers unsure </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils’ experience varies </li></ul><ul><li>L2 is proving popular </li></ul><ul><li>..this will take time! </li></ul>
  5. 5. ITT issues: <ul><li>I have spoken to students at York University and York St John University. </li></ul><ul><li>They need educating! </li></ul><ul><li>Some wonder where Diplomas fit in – subject level/teaching level </li></ul><ul><li>Most have little knowledge of the Diploma …but realise its importance </li></ul><ul><li>The messages they receive from schools is mixed </li></ul>
  6. 6. Next steps: <ul><li>Continue ‘Champion’ post </li></ul><ul><li>Review my role </li></ul><ul><li>Review what further IAG is needed – for everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Assess pedagogical issues – and this is VITAL </li></ul><ul><li>Get it right for trainees – they need a ‘real’ experience – this may be difficult if teachers themselves feel ‘removed’ from the qualification – because they have no direct ‘experience’ (and in a lot of cases, ‘knowledge’) of it themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>The key thing for me is for trainees to understand how and why this is different to other qualifications out there and the potential that it holds… </li></ul>
  7. 7. How might this happen? <ul><li>Join a DDG </li></ul><ul><li>Visit consortiums </li></ul><ul><li>Understand links to industry </li></ul><ul><li>Become involved in assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Plan a scheme of work from the specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Speak to Diploma learners </li></ul><ul><li>Join: diploma-support.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment of this may be difficult in the early stages and it may be easier to see gaining an ‘experience’ as a very valid ‘outcome’ </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>KEY AREAS THAT MAY WANT TO BE EXPLORED BY TRAINEES… </li></ul><ul><li>Student recruitment strategy </li></ul><ul><li>IAG events – staff, parents, FE, HE and pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration between schools (how?) </li></ul><ul><li>Exam board selection and training </li></ul><ul><li>SSAT Training (diploma-support) </li></ul><ul><li>Specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Which staff deliver and how (also staff development issues) </li></ul><ul><li>Schemes of work (across 3 levels1 F, H, Advanced) </li></ul><ul><li>The role of a Verifier </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching environment(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Internal quality assurance systems </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of e-learning, (u-xplore?) </li></ul><ul><li>Employer Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Business Enterprise Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>LA provision </li></ul><ul><li>FE liaison </li></ul><ul><li>HE liaison </li></ul><ul><li>The effect upon Curriculum Deputies, Exams Officers, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery of work experience </li></ul><ul><li>The experience of the Diploma learner </li></ul>
  9. 9. Questions? <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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