Introduction to Shireland Collegiate Academy, Sir Mark Grundy October 2013


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Introduction to Shireland Collegiate Academy, Sir Mark Grundy October 2013

  1. 1. Providing a Whole Education at Shireland Collegiate Academy Sir Mark Grundy Executive Principal October 2013
  2. 2. Our context  Inner city academy in West Midlands  1,100 students; 11-18.  Built over 100 years ago and serves an area of substantial deprivation  38.2% of students have eligibility for free school meals (63% Pupil Premium)  22% have Special Educational Needs  15% live safeguarding issues  64.7% have English as a second language  Judged as Outstanding in 2006 / 2010 / 2013
  3. 3. Our journey
  4. 4. Shireland Collegiate Academy • • • • • • • • • Academy 2011 Sponsored Academy 2007 Trust School pilot 2006 Foundation School 2006 Primary School Federation 2005 Secondary School Federation 2003 Language College 1998 High School 1997 School opened 1907
  5. 5. Shireland Collegiate Academy • • • • • Outstanding March 2013 Outstanding December 2010 Special Measures January 2010 Outstanding October 2006 Good June 2002
  6. 6. “Hero to zero” and back again
  7. 7. Key Maxims • “We need to make every teacher an Outstanding teacher.” • “We tackled behaviour with absolute clarity” • “ We need to do the maximum intervention with the students furthest away.” • “If we don’t do something truly radical with the curriculum we will never break the cycle.” • “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you always got.” Mark Twain/Henry Ford/WE Deming
  8. 8. The Transformation • 24 % Jump in 5A*-CEM 87% 5A*-C 89% > 96% Attendance No Fixed Term exclusions this year.
  9. 9. Getting the right balance Provision T&L
  10. 10. Decoding Learning “Technology can enable schools to tap into the wealth of expertise that exists within their communities. Technology can link learners with other learners, experiences, and settings much more easily and, often, cost effectively.”
  11. 11. Decoding Learning “Flipped classrooms, or inverted classrooms, use technology to allow learners to view teacher exposition (Learning from Experts) before the start of a lesson. This allows more time for other forms of learning to flourish during lessons, such as Learning through Practising or Learning with Others. To ‘flip’ their classroom, teachers present learning materials online, perhaps created using screen–casting technology, which learners use to prepare in advance.”
  12. 12. A % here, a % there! 1% from headgear design 1% from saddle design 3% from core bike frame design 2% from suit design And so on .... "The aggregation of marginal gains."
  13. 13. “All groups of students make rapid progress, irrespective of their background or ability level.” “Teaching is outstanding. Lessons are planned extremely well to make sure they are demanding, exciting and get the most out of all groups of students. This is underpinned by innovative use of information and computer technology (ICT)”.
  14. 14. Why Literacy for Life? “The first, and most important ability you can develop in a flat world is the ability to “learn how to learn” … what you know today will be out of date sooner than you think” (Thomas L Friedman: The World is Flat)
  15. 15. Stars A friend was walking down a deserted Mexican beach at sunset. As he walked along, he began to see another man in the distance. As he grew nearer, he noticed that the local native kept leaning down, picking something up and throwing it out into the water. Time and again he kept hurling things out into the ocean. As my friend approached even closer, he noticed that the man was picking up starfish that had washed up on the beach, and, one at a time, he was throwing them back into the water. My friend was puzzled. He approached the man and said. "Good evening, friend. I was wondering what you are doing." "I'm throwing these starfish back into the ocean. You see, it's low tide right now and all of these starfish have been washed up onto the shore. If I don't throw them back into the sea, they'll die up here from lack of oxygen." "I understand," my friend replied, "but there must be thousands of starfish on this beach. You can't possibly get to all of them. There are simply too many. And don't you realize this is probably happening on hundreds of beaches all up and down this coast. Can't you see that you can't possibly make a difference?" The local native smiled, bent down and picked up yet another starfish, and as he threw it back into the sea, he replied, "Made a difference to that one!"
  16. 16. Helping Others “Outstanding schools, which will take a leading responsibility for providing and quality assuring initial teacher training (ITT) in their area”. DfE 2012
  17. 17. A “Whole Education” approach … …... is the only way to achieve Outstanding!