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Auchinleck Academy Towards a Curriculum for Excellence. Colin MacLean – Head Teacher. The Auchinleck Academy School Situation – HMIE and beyond The concept of the Enterprising School and its evolution Use of Audit to achieve an overview

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Auchinleck Academy

Towards a Curriculum for Excellence

Colin MacLean – Head Teacher

overview
The Auchinleck Academy School Situation – HMIE and beyond

The concept of the Enterprising School and its evolution

Use of Audit to achieve an overview

Creating Management structures to support the Enterprising School

The way forward in terms of the Curriculum for Excellence:

Overview
  • Timetable models to provide flexibility
  • Discrete S1/2 courses to deliver the 4 capacities
auchinleck academy
Auchinleck Academy

School Roll – 1060

Teaching Staff – 75

FME – 19%

Rural Catchment Area – 7 Villages

hmie extended inspection 1996
Lack of Leadership at all levels of the school

Poor Attainment

Discipline Problems

Breakdown in relationship with Parents

Serious concerns about 5-14 curriculum and attainment

Gender Issues

Absence of Quality Assurance mechanisms

Low level of pupil self esteem and limited expectations of pupil performance

HMIE Extended Inspection - 1996

Concerns:

Need for a transformational agenda

standard and quality report on enterprise in education may 2004
Standard and Quality Report on Enterprise in EducationMay 2004

Key Issues:

  • The Enterprise in Education programmes that were operating developed independently and lacked progression – all pupils have an entitlement
  • Who assumes responsibility for E in E at SMT and PT level?
  • The whole school approach to E in E – are we ready to embrace the agenda?
the agenda
The drive for attainment/achievement

Central role for AiFL

Cooperative and competitive learning

Literacy across the curriculum

The “can do it approach”

Pupil of the Month across all subjects

Return of colours to recognise

achievement

Greater elements of independent pupil learning

ICT across the curriculum

The Agenda

successful learners

confident individuals

responsible citizens

effective contributors

management structures
Review and Rationalisation

Creation of new DHT and 3 cross curricular Principal Teacher posts

Management Structures
improvement planning
Move from an Improvement Plan that includes a section on E in E to a plan that is about Enterprising Learning

Trust the Professionalism of staff – they become enterprising teachers

Improvement Planning
s1 2 the choices
S1/2 - The Choices
  • Music Theatre
  • Creative Arts
  • Fitness
  • Games
  • Aquatics
  • Dance & Gymnastics
  • Literacy Circles
  • Video Production
  • Graphics with Animation