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International PLC: A case study.           New York    Focus: tackling disadvantage…
There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of  unequal people…Jefferson.
Criteria for judging theeffectiveness of an IPLCImpact on pupil learningImpact on staff morale  and practice, with poten...
Children’s Aid Society     National Centre for Community                 SchoolsThe focus for this organisation as a chari...
Solid Research Base…things they know after 20  years of doing…this is what they advocate.• Importance of ongoing support a...
This is at the core of their work in schools…DevelopmentalTriangle     removing barriers to learning & development        ...
Dimensions that we are developing…critical organisational  capacities to develop in Maes Y Morfa…4 key elements to        ...
Maes Y Morfa serves the 10th most      deprived ward in Wales.• Facts: Communities first area and the ward is ranked  10th...
IPLC…what could it do for us in Llanelli                  ?• Maes Y Morfa Primary School…brand  new…opened last year. The ...
PS 5…what lies within?
On the door…in the lobby
Restorative Justice…
IPLC…New York…Enquiry driven…what could I       use or develop in collaboration?• Data informs the PLC…Family Learning  Si...
INCERTS…other metrics…             spreadsheet…The use of key contextual informationas exemplified here will be adopted by...
Family Learning Signature…used inMaes Y Morfa…next step the Bronx?
Community Director…in place by March2012…in Morfa…got the job spec ready to go…
The parent scorecard will be in place January 2012                                                    Active Participation...
Teenage teachers…for literacy and          numeracy…
A brilliant idea…
The next enquiry led research focus for Maes Y Morfa    and P5 in Washington Heights…IPLC phase 2                       Th...
This is our logo…the children like rainbows…so do children in theBronx…a pupil PLC…sharing and collaborating…success for e...
Case Study - New York
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How the Children's Aid Society helps New York schools raise attainment in areas of extreme deprivation

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Case Study - New York

  1. 1. International PLC: A case study. New York Focus: tackling disadvantage…
  2. 2. There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequal people…Jefferson.
  3. 3. Criteria for judging theeffectiveness of an IPLCImpact on pupil learningImpact on staff morale and practice, with potential for developing leadership capacityImpact on culture ‘the way we do things around here’…this was my initial focus for the trip…
  4. 4. Children’s Aid Society National Centre for Community SchoolsThe focus for this organisation as a charity is to organise the resources of thecommunity around student success…they define community schools as having:o Extended services.o Extended hours.o Extended relationships.
  5. 5. Solid Research Base…things they know after 20 years of doing…this is what they advocate.• Importance of ongoing support and opportunities to children’s development• Importance of parental involvement to children’s school success• Importance of non-school hours to children’s learning and development• Importance of consistent adult guidance• Importance of consistent messages from developmental influences• Service fragmentation hinders effectiveness Childrens Aid Society
  6. 6. This is at the core of their work in schools…DevelopmentalTriangle removing barriers to learning & development • health •mental health • dental • social services Childrens Aid Society
  7. 7. Dimensions that we are developing…critical organisational capacities to develop in Maes Y Morfa…4 key elements to consider…when planning for our school.• Comprehensiveness…service and opportunity respond to identified needs…FLS• Coherence…service integration…all are involved in meaningful permanent roles…teachers, parents, community, policy makers, funding streams.• Coherence…coordinated and accountable activities that support the development of the child.( on going)• Commitment…sustainable…shared vision building community will and capacity…strategic financing. Childrens Aid Society
  8. 8. Maes Y Morfa serves the 10th most deprived ward in Wales.• Facts: Communities first area and the ward is ranked 10th in the all-Wales Index of Deprivation. Currently 50 +% of our pupils are eligible for free school meals. (LEA 17% and Wales 18.8% January 2009) The pupils on entry to school are well below expected norms in speech and language, literacy and numerical skills. A significant percentage of our pupils have emotional literacy deficits. In January 2011, 65.3 % of our children had ALN needs.• We have all the difficulties you would associate with a community that is disadvantaged…
  9. 9. IPLC…what could it do for us in Llanelli ?• Maes Y Morfa Primary School…brand new…opened last year. The rainbow was free…
  10. 10. PS 5…what lies within?
  11. 11. On the door…in the lobby
  12. 12. Restorative Justice…
  13. 13. IPLC…New York…Enquiry driven…what could I use or develop in collaboration?• Data informs the PLC…Family Learning Signature…community engagement…share• Distributed Leadership…Community Directors that’s new…I want one of those…develop…already in progress.• Focused on Learner Needs…same issues as us poor literacy/numeracy scores…tight measures of pupils performance…share through INCERTS• Attention to pedagogy…whats new? share• Enquiry driven- outcomes lead to change in practice…is what I am doing practical? collaborate
  14. 14. INCERTS…other metrics… spreadsheet…The use of key contextual informationas exemplified here will be adopted by our partner school…
  15. 15. Family Learning Signature…used inMaes Y Morfa…next step the Bronx?
  16. 16. Community Director…in place by March2012…in Morfa…got the job spec ready to go…
  17. 17. The parent scorecard will be in place January 2012 Active Participation Parent is consistently available to volunteer, attend workshops, check and sign homework, pick up student on time, logs on to parent ARIS/ Acuity/ IXL, sends supplies to the classroom, supports student’s personal/social growth etc.Parent is usually available to volunteer, attend workshops, check and sign homework, pick up student on time, logs on to parent ARIS/ Acuity/ IXL, send supplies to the classroom, supports student’s personal/social growth etc.Parent is sometimes available to volunteer, attend workshops, check and sign homework, pick up student on time, logs on to parent ARIS/ Acuity/ IXL, send supplies to the classroom, supports student’s personal/social growth etc. Parent is rarely/ never available to volunteer, attend workshops, check and sign homework, pick up student on time, logs on to parent ARIS/ Acuity/ IXL, send supplies to the classroom, supports student’s personal/social growth etc. Uniforms Student always wears his or her uniform Student usually wears his or her uniform Student rarely wears his or her uniform Student never wears his or her uniform Attendance and Punctuality Student has no absences and/or lateness Student has no more than 1 absence and/or lateness Student has no more than 2 absences or lateness Student has more than 3 absences and/or lateness without documentation Communication Parent consistently responds to communications from the teacher and follows up on behavior/ academic concerns. Emergency numbers are up to date. Parent usually responds to communications from the teacher and follows up on behavior/ academic concerns. Emergency numbers are up to date. Parent sometimes responds to communications from the teacher and follows up on behavior/ academic concerns. Emergency numbers are up to date. Parent rarely/never responds to communications from the teacher and follows up on behavior/ academic concerns. Emergency numbers do not work.
  18. 18. Teenage teachers…for literacy and numeracy…
  19. 19. A brilliant idea…
  20. 20. The next enquiry led research focus for Maes Y Morfa and P5 in Washington Heights…IPLC phase 2 The community schools Theory of Change model illustrates this complexity by identifying its various components, their relationships, and dynamic process, resulting in real change. It’s a pathway of change diagram: o your impact because of your work=outcomes. o Pre conditions needed for change. o Measures of success= Results. My new IPLC partners, CAS and P5 will develop work on applying this model, adapting it and evaluating its success through…
  21. 21. This is our logo…the children like rainbows…so do children in theBronx…a pupil PLC…sharing and collaborating…success for eachstudent in each setting…New York so good they named it twice.

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