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Aims Of Presentation

  1. 1. Mr Ian Robley Assistant Principal (Research & Development)
  2. 2. <ul><li>Aims of Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>To look at achievements in the first year as a Vocational Second Specialism School </li></ul><ul><li>To examine the Macmillan definition of vocational education </li></ul><ul><li>To illustrate some examples of good practice in vocational education </li></ul><ul><li>To describe how a new KS3 curriculum is being createded to encompass the definition </li></ul>
  3. 3. m Redefining Vocational Education Ian Robley : Assistant Principal (Research & Development) Phil Latham : Deputy Principal (Curriculum) Andy Jordan : Assistant Principal (Post 16) Anna Sonley : Year 11 David Exeter : Director of Outdoor Learning Olivia Smith : Year 8
  4. 4. <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Opened as a CTC in 1989 </li></ul><ul><li>1994 First Post 16 students (60% BTEC) </li></ul><ul><li>September 2005 Converted to Academy </li></ul><ul><li>April 2006 Vocational Second Specialism </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mr Phil Latham Deputy Principal (Curriculum)
  6. 6. <ul><li>Aim: to involve all students in Vocational Education </li></ul><ul><li>Major curriculum review </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heads of Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Departmental Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business and Industry </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Results of Review </li></ul><ul><li>KS3 – too long – too content driven </li></ul><ul><li>Few cross curricular links made </li></ul><ul><li>KS2 to KS3 transition difficulty </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of focus at end of Year 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing support for vocational skills in KS3 </li></ul><ul><li>Support for collapsing timetable to facilitate project work </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>SL developed a framework of critical skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision Making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self Assessment </li></ul></ul>Encompassed in Definition of Vocational Education Giving students the skills employers want
  9. 9. <ul><li>Best Practice in Vocational Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Re-Evaluation of practical nature of vocational courses </li></ul><ul><li>Our best example – BTEC Sport </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Hudson – Year 13 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FA Coaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kayaking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary School Coaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary School TA work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academy TA work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part time work in Fitness Centre </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Miss Anna Sonley Year 11
  11. 11. m KS3 Internal Work Experience <ul><li>Year 9 Work Experience includes work in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TV Studio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Labs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Centre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reception </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Departments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buildings </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Mr David J Exeter Director of Outdoor Learning
  13. 13. Outcomes of High Quality Outdoor Education <ul><li>Enjoyment </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Social awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Activity skills </li></ul><ul><li>Personal qualities </li></ul><ul><li>Key skills </li></ul><ul><li>Health & fitness </li></ul><ul><li>Increased motivation and appetite for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Broadened horizons </li></ul>
  14. 14. Rationale <ul><li>To link outdoor learning into our vocational specialism through critical skills </li></ul><ul><li>To deliver above and beyond the National Curriculum for Outdoor Adventurous Activities </li></ul><ul><li>To give depth and breadth to the City Academy curriculum </li></ul>
  15. 15. Outdoor Learning <ul><li>Kick Start </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Development Course </li></ul><ul><li>Low Ropes Course </li></ul><ul><li>John Muir Award </li></ul><ul><li>Water sports </li></ul><ul><li>Rock climbing </li></ul><ul><li>Solid Ground </li></ul><ul><li>High Ropes Course </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor Adventurous Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Management & Leadership Course </li></ul><ul><li>Short course in Critical Skills </li></ul>
  16. 16. Critical Skills – Redefining Vocational Education
  17. 17. Climb On – Macmillan Academy Wall
  18. 18. The Challenge Course
  19. 19. Water Sports Provision
  20. 20. Expedition Unit
  21. 21. Miss Olivia Smith Year 8
  22. 22. A Student’s Perspective
  23. 23. A Student’s Perspective
  24. 24. A Student’s Perspective
  25. 25. A Student’s Perspective
  26. 26. Mr Andy Jordan Head of Post 16 | Assistant Principal
  27. 27. m KS3 Curriculum Modifications Next Practice Bookend Curriculum
  28. 28. KS3 Curriculum Modifications Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Year 8 Year 7 Year 9
  29. 29. Aims <ul><li>To imbed critical skills which transfer across different subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>To increase the motivation and engagement of students. </li></ul><ul><li>To develop an international dimension into the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>To deliver the statutory requirements for Work Related Learning and enterprise education at Key Stage 4. </li></ul><ul><li>To develop a grounding for all students in the core subjects English/Maths. </li></ul><ul><li>To develop a greater sense of transition for the students between Key Stage 2 and 3. </li></ul><ul><li>To introduce the students to our specialisms in Year 7. </li></ul><ul><li>To enhance the cross-curricular links between subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>To incorporate aspects of Every Child Matters. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Year 7 Core Subjects Healthy Eating/Environment Week7 Project 2 Week6 Project 2 Week5 Project 2 Week4 Project 1 Week3 Project 1 Week2 Project 1 Week1
  31. 31. Year 9 Trial of new timetable 10 Cultural and Vocational 9 Cultural and Vocational 8 Core and Cross Curricular Projects 7 Core and Cross Curricular Projects 6 Core and Cross Curricular Projects 5 Core and Cross Curricular Projects 4 Solid Ground / Enterprise / International 3 Solid Ground / Enterprise / International 2 Solid Ground / Enterprise / International 1 SATS 0   Week
  32. 32. m Cultural and Vocational Experience <ul><li>Whole Academy experience </li></ul><ul><li>2 projects each lasting 1 week </li></ul><ul><li>50+ activities </li></ul><ul><li>All staff involved </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Sign Language </li></ul><ul><li>Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Climbing </li></ul><ul><li>Sailing </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Photography </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion Design </li></ul>

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