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Debating in the Curriculum - Jessica Dix


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Debating in the Curriculum - Jessica Dix

  1. 1. Challenge Partners Summer Conference 2013
  2. 2. Who We Are Fran Hall Programme Director Experienced Debater and Mentor Ben McNelly Programme Director Experienced Debater and Mentor Jessica Dix Education Development Director Qualified Teacher Teach First ‘07 Ambassador
  3. 3. Who are Debate Mate A bit about us What we do Debate Mate is an educational charity dedicated to improving the verbal intelligence and higher order thinking of young people. Combining the knowledge of the education system and university debating means Debate Mate is uniquely positioned to train teachers employing the use of debating in the classroom. We are the single largest debating organisation in the UK with over 3000 young people taking part in our programmes on a weekly basis. In the past three years we have worked in over 180 schools across London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol running after school clubs.
  4. 4. What we do A Variety of targeted programmes Core Programme Debate Mate Plus: Advanced Programme Debating In Curriculum International Programmes Debate Champion Student training Teacher Training 16-week after-school clubs and competitions Teaching the core curriculum through debate Advanced training for university entry Bespoke workshops for schools outside our core programmeIn USA, Jamaica, Nepal, Zambia and Israel/Palestine Making your classroom outstanding
  5. 5. Schools on our Core Programme Alec Reed Academy Alperton Community School Ark Academy (ARK) Ark Putney Academy Ashcroft Technology Academy Aylward Academy Bethnal Green Academy Bishop Douglas Blackheath Bluecoat C of E Bolingbroke Academy Burlington Danes Academy (ARK) Buxton all through School Camden School for Girls Capital City Academy Cardinal Pole RC School Central Boys’ Foundation School Charles Edward Brooke Girls' School The Charter School City of London Academy (Islington) City Of London Academy (Southwark) Clapton Girls Academy Claremont High School Conisborough College Convent of Jesus and St Mary Language College Copland Community School Copthall School Crown Woods College Depford Green School Eastbrook Comprehensive School Eastbury Comprehensive School Evelyn Grace Academy (ARK) Globe Academy (ARK) Greenford High School Greig City Academy Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College Haggerston School Harris Academy Beckenham Harris Academy Peckham Hatch End High School Harris Academy Bromley Highbury Fields School Highbury Grove School Highgate Wood School Hurlingham and Chelsea School Kingsbury High School Kingsford School King Solomon Academy (ARK) La Sainte Union Lambeth Academy Lammas School & Sports College Loxford School of Science and Technology Morpeth School Mulberry School Norlington School Parliament Hill Park View School Pimlico Academy Prendergast Vale College Preston Manor High School Raine’s Foundation School Rivers Academy West London Robert Clack School Sion-Manning RC Girls' School St Angela's Ursuline School St Augustine's CE High School St Bonaventure’s School St Catherine's Catholic School for Girls St Gregory's RC High School St Marks Catholic College St Mary Magdalene Academy St Paul's Academy St Saviours and St Olaves St Thomas More School St Thomas The Apostle Stockley Academy Stoke Newington School Stratford School Sydenham School Sydney Russell Comprehensive School The Bridge Academy The Bushey Academy The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School The City Academy Hackney The Grey Coat Hospital School The Harefield Academy The London Nautical School The Norwood School The Petchey Academy The Royal Docks Community School Walthamstow Academy Walworth Academy (ARK) Wembley High Technology College Westminster Academy Willowfield School London Secondary Schools 2012-13
  6. 6. Schools on our Core Programme Birmingham Aston Manor Academy Barrs Hill Broadway School Bordesley Green Girls School Colton Hill Four Dwellings High School George Dixon International School and Sixth Form Golden Hillock School Great Barr School Heartlands Academy Hodge Hill Sport and Enterprise Kingsbury School and Sports College Lordswood Boys’ School Our Lady and St Chad Park Hall Academy Park View Business and Enterprise School RSA Academy Shireland Collegiate Academy St Albans Academy (ARK) Stockland Green School Wednesfield High School Wood Green Academy Manchester Abraham Moss High School Altrincham College of Arts Burnage Media Arts College Chorlton High School Fulwood Academy Levenshulme High School Loreto High School Manchester Academy Parrs Wood High School Stretford High School St Matthew’s RC High School The Albion Academy The Co-Operative Academy Wade Deacon High School West Hill Whalley Range High School Wright Robinson College Nottingham Big Wood School Blue Coat Academy Derby Moor Djanogly City Academy Ellis Guildford Nottingham Emmanuel Nottingham Girls Academy Red Hill Academy Top Valley Academy Bristol Fairfield High School Regional Secondary Schools 2012-13
  7. 7. Schools on our Core Programme London Borough of Islington Ashmount Primary School Duncombe Primary School Hanover Primary School Pakeman Primary School Rotherfield Primary School William Tyndale Primary School London Borough of Newham Calverton Primary School Curwen Primary School Kensington Primary School Portway Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School Sandringham Primary School Salisbury Primary School Selwyn Primary School Elmhurst Primary School London Borough of Lambeth Wyvil Primary School Vauxhall Primary School Rosendale Primary School St Andrew’s Primary School St Stephen’s Primary School London Borough of Hackney Queensbridge Primary School St Pauls with St Michaels C of E Primary School Randall Cremer Primary School De Beauvoir Primary School Orchard Primary School Southwold Primary School London Borough of Tower Hamlets Osmani Primary School Stewart Headlam Thomas Buxton Kings Soloman Academy Globe Academy Prendergast Vale Primary Primary Schools 2012-13
  8. 8. Our 2012-2013 Results 2012-2013 Programme Evaluation May 2011 Ofsted Excellence in English Report October 2012 Time Educational Supplement November 2012 Two Evening Standard Articles September 2012 Two Debate Mate pupils gain full scholarships to Eton
  9. 9. Key Skills Developed through our programmes Communication Skills Teamwork Skills High-Order Thinking Skills Confidence and Self Esteem Academic Achievement Attitude towards School Engagement with Issues Aspirations and Expectations
  10. 10. Debating In Curriculum Functional Skills oPupils have to critically respond to what is said by other participants. o Listening skills are the skills that pupils and teachers regularly report to have improved the most through debating Personal Learning and Thinking Skills o Creative thinkers o Effective participators o Reflective learners o Team workers Enrich Classroom Learning o Learning in a different, fun and exciting way o Element of competition engages students in the subject matter o Is an active way of students leading the learning (something that Ofsted are hot on! How is Debating Relevant? Differentiation oSEN students can excel through oral work that they enjoy rather than written work which is difficult oG&T students’ arguments and reasoning are constantly challenged and developed in a way other activities fail to
  11. 11. Our Results 90% Of pupils reported significant improvement in their communication skills 87% Of pupils reported an improvement in their involvement and engagement in the classroom 85% Of pupils reported a substantial increase in their ability to use formal language 82% Of pupils felt their ability to judge others performance had improved 2 National Curriculum Levels- the average increase of pupils’ speaking and listening levels over 15 weeks Programme Impact 2012-2013
  12. 12. Now for some activities!
  13. 13. Any Questions?
  14. 14. Next steps How you can get involved Sign up for core programme 2013-14 o Core programme runs from November to April o Schools can sign up now for next year – final spaces remaining! o Notified in the upcoming months to confirm Get involved with Teacher training o Whole day teacher training at Debate Mate HQ in London Bridge and at host schools in Birmingham, Manchester and Nottingham. Individual delegates can sign up o Bespoke training at your school for up to 20 delegates o Get your students up and debating in just a day o Develop your students existing skill s with training from our Debate Champions o Bespoke workshops for a day or a series Student training
  15. 15. Our Supporters, Partners and Trustees Daniel Truell Chair of Trustees; CIO, Wellcome Trust James Dray World Champion Debater; Account Director, Brunswick Group Rushabh Ranavat World Debating Championship Finalist; McKinsey & Company Lady Fiona Ann Edwards-Stuart Charities specialist Mark Foster-Brown Altima Partners Phil Cutts, Credit Suisse Lewis Iwu World Champion Debater, Ex-President of Oxford University Student Union Britt Lintner, MAN GLG group GEMS Schools Dubai GEMS Education Solutions Harvard Graduate School of Education Harvard Business School House of Lords Intelligence Squared Kids Company Kings College London One Voice Palestine and Israel Teach First Teach for America The Oxford Union Society The Prince’s Trust The Samata Schools Alan Parker and Brunswick Communications Alan Rickman Artemis Funds Baroness Brenda Dean Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, BskyB City of London School Clifford Chance Credit Suisse Daniel Radcliffe Dalverton Trust Deutsche Bank Eton College Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Krishnan Guru-Murthy Laura and Scott Malkin Margaret Mouthford Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education MPG News International Peter Davies Sandals Foundation Shearman & Sterling Simmons and Simmons Slaughter and May Standard Chartered Peter Bazalgette Paul Hamlyn Foundation UBS Wessex Youth Trust The Virtual School for Looked after Young People University of Manchester