Cardinal Newman High School Curriculum for Excellence STEC April 2010
“ Nothing would be done at all if one waited  until one could do it so well that  no one could find fault with it.”  John ...
Connect with a  Curriculum for Excellence  Cardinal Newman High School  North Lanarkshire. <ul><ul><li>Connect@Cardinal Ne...
[email_address] <ul><li>connect@cardinalnewman – a   new, exciting and  </li></ul><ul><li>innovative interdisciplinary pro...
[email_address] <ul><li>connect@cardinalnewman – a   new, exciting and  </li></ul><ul><li>innovative interdisciplinary pro...
connect@cardinalnewman:2009 – 10:   Success? <ul><li>We evaluated each Connect experience  using quantitative data, observ...
PE and Health and Well-being  <ul><li>Pilot delivering aspects of HWB in collaboration with partners.  </li></ul><ul><li>P...
ASDAN Bronze Award in S1 Curriculum for Excellence  <ul><li>All S1 students participated in ‘ASDAN Month’ across  </li></u...
Personal Support:  Homeroom <ul><li>The rationale to create ‘Homeroom’ is based on the entitlement detailed in BtC3 </li><...
Cardinal Newman HS  Curriculum for Excellence <ul><li>CPD/SUPPORT </li></ul><ul><li>Inset Days </li></ul><ul><li>Explanati...
Cardinal Newman HS  Curriculum for Excellence <ul><li>PLUS </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Good Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Appro...
 
Curriculum for Excellence: Curriculum Structures  <ul><li>Flow from 4 th  level into Senior Phase </li></ul><ul><li>Skills...
Curriculum for Excellence <ul><li>Personal Support structures </li></ul><ul><li>Pupil Support Team  </li></ul><ul><li>Tuto...
P7 – S1  Continue excellent cluster links: social  emotional and curricular – project and  experiential  S1 Common courses...
S1-S3 curriculum model English  4 Maths 4 Spanish 3 Science 3 Social Studies 3 Tech  2 Art 2 Home Ec 2 Physical Ed 3 RE 2 ...
Session 2010- 0nwards A common S1 course with pupils making choices at the end if the year before embarking on in depth st...
<ul><li>AiFL techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operative learning  </li></ul><ul><li>Moving image education  </li></ul><ul><...
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Curriculum for excellence

  1. 1. Cardinal Newman High School Curriculum for Excellence STEC April 2010
  2. 2. “ Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.” John Henry Cardinal Newman 1801-1890 The Cardinal Newman way ……..forget fear and uncertainty we have the capacity to meet curriculum for excellence – what is clear is that no one is coming to tell us what to do- we need a structure that suits our needs and the needs of our pupils to be successful, responsible, effective and confident.
  3. 3. Connect with a Curriculum for Excellence Cardinal Newman High School North Lanarkshire. <ul><ul><li>Connect@Cardinal Newman programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PE and HWB - Confidence, Self- Esteem and Self Image. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All S1 pupils - ASDAN Bronze Award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Support: Homeroom </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. [email_address] <ul><li>connect@cardinalnewman – a new, exciting and </li></ul><ul><li>innovative interdisciplinary projects for S1 –S3. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning was put into practical context over 9 weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>S1 programme (a): “Wish you were here?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I’m a Disaster get me out of here” </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils with Social Subjects, Spanish, IT and LSS teachers learning, co-operatively, about countries across the world and their culture and organising a ‘shoe box appeal’ </li></ul><ul><li>S1 programme (b): “Hooked” </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils working with Drama, Music, Art, Technical and Business IT cumulating in a dramatic production – where every child had a role to play – acting, singing, dancing, set, lights, sound and moving image. </li></ul>
  5. 5. [email_address] <ul><li>connect@cardinalnewman – a new, exciting and </li></ul><ul><li>innovative interdisciplinary projects for S1 –S3. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning was put into practical context over 9 weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>S2 programme: Maths and Science workshops with activity designed to </li></ul><ul><li>bring the outcomes and experiences to life. </li></ul><ul><li>They learned in a fun and practical way about issues such as viruses and Great Scots in History and build rollercoasters, greenhouses, sun dials. All culminating in a trip to Glasgow Science Centre </li></ul>S3 programme: series of activities designed to create opportunities for personal and spiritual development. These activities embraced outcomes and experiences of HWB as well as affording opportunities to explore choices and possible positive leaver destinations.
  6. 6. connect@cardinalnewman:2009 – 10: Success? <ul><li>We evaluated each Connect experience using quantitative data, observation and participants views. </li></ul><ul><li>Observed lessons showed that active learning was prevalent, the less able were supported and the most able pupils challenged. </li></ul><ul><li>During Connect weeks there was a significant reduction in the number of S1-3 pupils sent to ‘Time Out’ compared with the previous 9 weeks and the corresponding weeks in session 2008-09. </li></ul><ul><li>Quotes: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Pupils’ enthusiasm and desire to produce good work was </li></ul><ul><li>impressive” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I have a better understanding of the implications of CfE and </li></ul><ul><li>AifL”. </li></ul><ul><li>“ It was brilliant - different from normal class.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I loved building the rollercoaster. It was great fun” </li></ul><ul><li>2010 and beyond – continue but greater emphasis on </li></ul><ul><li>‘ stations’ </li></ul>
  7. 7. PE and Health and Well-being <ul><li>Pilot delivering aspects of HWB in collaboration with partners. </li></ul><ul><li>PE programme concerning fitness pupils investigate how fit they are and examine the social, emotional and mental benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle’. </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils analyse their own results to fitness tests and attitudes – linked to numeracy outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Nutrition’ and ‘Understanding the Science’ and has been positive. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with the Science and Home Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Lanarkshire Health Service resources and presentation materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Work linked to primary schools and work of S6 CSLA students </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps…. </li></ul><ul><li>Continue above but with closer collaboration with Home </li></ul><ul><li>Economics to ensure coverage of the practical food tasks </li></ul><ul><li>from the HWB outcomes and experiences. </li></ul>
  8. 8. ASDAN Bronze Award in S1 Curriculum for Excellence <ul><li>All S1 students participated in ‘ASDAN Month’ across </li></ul><ul><li>Home Economics Modern Language English </li></ul><ul><li>Maths RE PE </li></ul><ul><li>A formal recognition of the key skills to be developed through Curriculum for Excellence - development of skills for life and work - literacy, numeracy, communication, problem solving and working with others – delivered through an interdepartmental approach. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Quote: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ We expect to have up to 178 children accredited with an ASDAN bronze award this session. Since this approach is proving to be successful to date, we will repeat the programme in session 2010-11, possibly with more departments involved.’ </li></ul><ul><li>Pupil Quote: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ I’m enjoying ASDAN month. My mum liked it too because I had to do some of the work with her at home’ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Personal Support: Homeroom <ul><li>The rationale to create ‘Homeroom’ is based on the entitlement detailed in BtC3 </li></ul><ul><li>that: </li></ul><ul><li>'Every child and young person is entitled to personal support to </li></ul><ul><li>enable them to gain as much as possible from the opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>which Curriculum for Excellence can provide.' </li></ul><ul><li>We have 6 Houses and each of these has 9 Homeroom classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Homeroom - a maximum of 20 pupils from S1 to S6 from the same ‘House’. </li></ul><ul><li>After core administration duties, Homeroom teachers and pupils, working co-operatively with shoulder partners, work through a programme of activities to be undertaken each day. </li></ul><ul><li>There is an identified Theme for each week which all groups explore with the Tutor and or senior students leading or coordinating discussions. </li></ul><ul><li>Homeroom supports pupils in monitoring their own progress. Pupils use the self-evaluation sheets provided to track their targets and have the opportunity to discuss these with the tutor and with a senior student mentor. </li></ul><ul><li>NB. The setting of academic targets remains the role of departmental teaching staff. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Cardinal Newman HS Curriculum for Excellence <ul><li>CPD/SUPPORT </li></ul><ul><li>Inset Days </li></ul><ul><li>Explanation/exploring slots </li></ul><ul><li>Cross curricular discussion on Days 1-5 plus extra days </li></ul><ul><li>Away Days </li></ul><ul><li>SLT </li></ul><ul><li>School Leaders (curriculum) </li></ul><ul><li>School Leaders (pastoral) </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Staff x3 </li></ul><ul><li>QIS Business Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Each subject area </li></ul>
  11. 11. Cardinal Newman HS Curriculum for Excellence <ul><li>PLUS </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Good Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate external courses </li></ul><ul><li>Twilights – in house and external </li></ul><ul><li>School Dev Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Review Grp </li></ul><ul><li>Champions </li></ul><ul><li>Dept Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Improvement Report </li></ul><ul><li>Departmental Improvement Report </li></ul>Further information from Isabelle Boyd CBE HT [email_address]
  12. 13. Curriculum for Excellence: Curriculum Structures <ul><li>Flow from 4 th level into Senior Phase </li></ul><ul><li>Skills for Learning, Skills for Work, Skills for Life </li></ul><ul><li>Planning for sustained positive destinations </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy, Numeracy & HWB </li></ul><ul><li>Transitions Primary to Secondary School </li></ul><ul><li>Choice in S1-S3 </li></ul><ul><li>Broad general education S1-S3 </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Support structures </li></ul>
  13. 14. Curriculum for Excellence <ul><li>Personal Support structures </li></ul><ul><li>Pupil Support Team </li></ul><ul><li>Tutors and Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Homeroom </li></ul><ul><li>Broad general education S1-S3 </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary Work (connect@cardinalnewman) </li></ul><ul><li>S1 Curriculum for 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Choice in S1-S3 </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum for S2 and S3 from 2011 onwards </li></ul>
  14. 15. P7 – S1 Continue excellent cluster links: social emotional and curricular – project and experiential S1 Common courses covering all 8 areas of study (plus literacy/numeracy/HWB) S2/S3 Selected study – still cover all 8 areas but added depth (expense of breadth)? Our Agreed S1-S3 curriculum model
  15. 16. S1-S3 curriculum model English 4 Maths 4 Spanish 3 Science 3 Social Studies 3 Tech 2 Art 2 Home Ec 2 Physical Ed 3 RE 2 Music } 2 Drama S1 August 2009 English 4 Maths 4 Spanish 3 Science 3 Social Studies 3 RE 2 Technology 2 Enterprise 2 PE/HWB 4 Expressive Arts 3 S1 August 2010 -
  16. 17. Session 2010- 0nwards A common S1 course with pupils making choices at the end if the year before embarking on in depth study in 8 subjects in S2/3 as preparation for 5 or 6 subjects in the senior Phase (S4 ->)   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30   S1 E E E E Sp Sp Sp M M M M Sc Sc Sc SS SS SS EA EA EA T T/He He ENT ENT PE/HE PE PE RE RE ROOM S2 E E E E M M M M OPTION 1 OPTION 2 OPTION 3 OPTION 4 OPTION 5 OPTION 6 PE PE RE RE HOME S3 E E E E M M M M OPTION 1 OPTION 2 OPTION 3 OPTION 4 OPTION 5 OPTION 6 PE PE RE RE HOME
  17. 18. <ul><li>AiFL techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operative learning </li></ul><ul><li>Moving image education </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational courses </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative curriculum – Activate, Living for Sport, Asdan, PTS, Outward bound, work experience </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise: YES, NED, SED, business engagement, </li></ul><ul><li>Restorative practices </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership: staff involvement, SCG, Champions, Skye guys, pupil councils, </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing good practice, very good self-evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s start to badge and label our Curriculum for Excellence </li></ul>Get set …. our current good practice and procedures to build the Curriculum for excellence includes:

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