TFLPriority, Performance and Partnership Children’s Forum Event June 13th 2012 Pam Weston/ Bill Morris Whatever it takes…
Poverty measures in Leicester• Benefit take-up in Leicester is high• Employment levels are low ( compared to national averages)• Unemployment levels are high – and disproportionately affect some communities more than others – e.g. Somalis, Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities• Skills levels are low – high proportion with low or no qualifications• 63% adults in Leicester have expressed difficulty in literacy
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Level Playing Field ? Map could show • Ethnicity breakdown • Deprivation • Achievement at KS2 /KS4 / 19+ • NEET •Life expectancy
The ‘High Jump’ approach to system- wide improvement Height in inches FosburyHeight in Inches Scissors Flop Fosbury Flop Straddle Western Roll Scissors 1900 1920 1952 1968 1996Grint, K. (2010) Wicked Problems and Clumbsy Solutions [PowerPoint slides] Retrieved from National College for Leadership of Schools and Childrens Services
Foundation Stage Headlines• In 2011, the gap between Leicester and national outcomes closed following a slight widening of the gap 2009-10. This rate of improvement is one of the fastest nationally.• The gap between the lowest performing 20% and all children in Leicester is now closer than it is nationally.• Wide variation between wards (48% Charnwood- 70% Evington)• Performance of Asian and Mixed Heritage groups are higher in Leicester than nationally.• Largest gap is for WBr (-7% against national)
Leicester’s Reading Pledge Whatever it takes…We will do whatever it takes...To get every child in Leicesterreading.
KS1 Headlines• Outcomes at Level 2b and above have risen in all 3 subjects.• Gap between Leicester and national are closing• Boy’s outcomes rose higher than those for girls in reading, writing and maths.• Largest gap between Leicester and national are for WBr (-8% points)
KS2 Headlines (Attainment)• The attainment gap (level 4+ Combined) between Leicester and national has closed to 2% compared to an 8% gap in 2007• The gender gap has also closed to 2% for both boys and girls.• In 2007, the attainment gap between Leicester’s boys and national was 10%• In 2007, Leicester was ranked 148/151 local authorities. Our national rank in 2011 is 109/152
KS2 Headlines (Progress)• In English, both boys and girls exceeded national expectations for progress by 1%• In Maths, both boys and girls exceeded national expectations for progress by 2%• In Maths, boys made slightly better progress than girls (85% boys compared to 84% girls).
KS4 Headlines (Attainment)• Year on year improvement in GCSE attainment in the 3 core subjects since 2007• The attainment gap between boys and girls widened in 2010 but closed again in 2011, however, both groups improved.• National results for all pupils and girls improved more than in Leicester which has led to a widening of the attainment gap.
KS4 Headlines (Progress)• The expected progress in English in Leicester is better than national and the gap widened in 2011.• The picture in maths is less favourable. Expected progress is less than national and the gap is widening.• Outcomes for ‘disadvantaged groups’ are close to or exceed outcomes for the same groups nationally. However, the gap between this group and all pupils in Leicester, has widened since 2010.• The most significant gaps exist for all White groups and Black African Boys against national comparators.
Standing at the Crossroads• 0-19 Strategic review• Changing role of the LA• Academies/ Free schools• New Ofsted Framework (Sept 2012)• School Funding Review (incl. Pupil Premium)• Schools as commissioners• New National Curriculum
Over-Arching Priorities• See CYPP – Maths (all phases but especially secondary) – Reading – Closing the achievement gap particularly for key groups (WBr, non-FSM, LAC) – Reduce Health Inequalities (child obesity, TP…)• Local and city-wide
5 Top Tips for securing greater school engagement• Demonstrable Impact (standards, behaviour, attendance, raised ambition)• Evidence Based (see Sutton Trust recommendations re. Pupil Premium)• Quality Assured (‘kite-marked’)• Value for Money• Proven Track Record ( eg. Personal recommendation by another Head Teacher/ evidence of meeting local needs)