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The Importance of Teaching The Schools White Paper 2010 with a focus on SEN . mtfl introduces Maria Landy. Maria’s thought for today: Let us remember: TEACHERS. T errific E ncouraging A ble C ompetent H ardworking E nthusiastic R emarkable S mart. Details of The White Paper.

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the importance of teaching the schools white paper 2010 with a focus on sen

The Importance of TeachingThe Schools White Paper 2010with a focus on SEN

mtfl introduces

Maria Landy

maria s thought for today let us remember teachers
Maria’s thought for today:Let us remember: TEACHERS
  • T errific
  • E ncouraging
  • A ble
  • C ompetent
  • H ardworking
  • E nthusiastic
  • R emarkable
  • S mart
details of the white paper
Details of The White Paper
  • Published Nov 2010
  • 91 pages
  • Forwords by Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister
  • Executive Summary
  • 8 chapters – main points in each chapter follows
  • Advised to read full text if you can – lots re Special Educational Needs and Deprivation – Lots of changes proposed
the white paper a new approach to school improvement
The White Paper – a new approach to school improvement
  • School driven
  • Self improving
  • Devolved funding
  • Less intervention more direct action
  • Less paperwork
  • Accountability at school level
  • QUANGOs cut
  • Strong push for Academies plus Free Schools and Studio Schools plus alternative providers much less power of the Local Authorities
1 introduction the future of schools
1) Introduction - the future of schools
  • There is much good to be celebrated - but we can do much better
  • Decline in the study of academic subjects
  • Deprived students suffer most
  • School system performing below its potential
2 teaching and leadership
2) Teaching and Leadership
  • High quality recruits – a 2:2 or above
  • Returning troops – troops to teachers
  • Training more focussed on classroom skills
  • Teaching schools- 500 by 2015 – reflects secondary model
  • More freedom to manage performance
  • Double the numbers of National and Local Learning Leaders
  • Cut bureaucracy
  • One in four Headteachers due to retire in next three years
2 teaching and leadership7
2) Teaching and Leadership
  • Open classroom culture is vital
  • More SEN training by reforming initial teacher training
  • Teachers learning from each other
  • Systematic synthetic phonics best way to teach reading
  • National network of teaching schools
  • No 3 hour limit for teacher observations (para 2.26)
flexible teacher pay at end of current pay freeze
Flexible teacher pay at end of current pay freeze –
  • Encourage use of incentives to recruit and retain best staff
  • Shorten and simplify capability procedures
  • Review of existing measures of teacher performance and conduct
  • Teacher standards will have stronger focus on teaching English, Maths and SEN plus how to manage poor behaviour
  • Schools to decide what hours to work
3 behaviour
  • Increased disciplinary powers – beyond the gate
  • Anonymity for accused teachers
  • A fresh approach to PRUs, Homophobic bullying, Exclusions and appeals around extreme violence
  • Encouraging new providers to set up Free and Studio Schools
  • Focus OfSTED more on behaviour, safety and bullying
4 curriculum assessment and qualifications
4) Curriculum Assessment and Qualifications
  • Slimmer curriculum- knowledge based – more flexible methodology
  • Phonics screening – decoding for six year olds
  • English Baccalaureate
  • Review of Early Years and Vocational Education
  • International benchmarking
  • Proper assessment at each transitional stage - 6- simple test of ability to decode words. National assessments also at 11 and 16.
  • Hold independent review of Key Stage two testing
  • Raise to 17 by 2013 and then 18 by 2015 the age expected to participate in education or training
5 new schools system
5) New Schools System
  • Academies – can pay staff more and extend school hours - Academy chains
  • Special School Academies see para 5.11 page 54 – good with outstanding features
  • Autonomy combined with accountability
  • Free Schools
  • Local Authorities critical new role: champions of choice- securing options for parents
  • Supporting vulnerable children
  • Challenging schools that fail to improve!
5 new school system
5) New School System
  • Academies top-down for outstanding & bottom-up for failing
  • Encouraging collaboration school to school with several examples incorporated in the White Paper
  • Sufficiency of places
  • Different risk management systems
6 accountability
6) Accountability
  • More to parents and less to central government
  • Transparency-on line tool for parents
  • Governors better equipped to challenge (see page 72 for 10 key ?)
  • Focus on education as a business
  • Proportionality of OfSTED inspections
  • Can request and pay for OfSTED inspection
7 school improvement
7) School Improvement
  • Makes clear that schools –‘governors, head teachers and teachers’ have responsibility for improvement. If schools are providing a good education they will be free to set their own targets and improvement priorities.
  • Schools below the floor standard not progressing, or are judged inadequate will be subject to intervention with the presumption they will be converting into Academy Status.
floor standards
Floor Standards
  • Attainment and Progress– 35%KS4 5x A*-Cs and 60% at KS2- Level 4+
  • Progression rates critical
  • Pupil Premium ( FSM) – a measure?
  • LA to support poor performance
  • LAs drastically reduced funds
  • No centrally driven strategies
below floor poor schools
Below floor – poor schools
  • New higher and more sophisticated floor standards – bar raised again!
  • Relentless and robust focus on underperformance
  • Academy solutions
  • Families of schools – pyramid- cluster models
  • Teaching Schools
  • NLEs/LLEs-” mutual support not rescue”
  • National Leaders in Education/Local Leaders in Education
8 school funding
8) School Funding
  • Pupil Premium (based on FSM)
  • Per pupil funding too variable (p.79)
  • National consultation
  • Less bureaucratic capital funding processes
  • Needs appropriate incentives for schools to attract poorer students
  • Money distributed more wisely and fairly
the government will
The Government will:
  • Target more resources on the most deprived pupils over the next four years through a new Pupil Premium - £2.5 billion
  • consult on a fairer national funding formula based on the needs of pupils
  • Increase transparency and show what schools spend their funds on
  • End disparity in funding for 16 to 18 year olds between schools and colleges
read it
Read it!
  • Important to read the full document
  • Keep up to date and look out for SEN Green Paper due Feb 2011
  • The Early Years and Vocational Education Reports due out in Spring 2011
  • The Chinese curse evidently is:
  • “ May you live in interesting times”
  • Lots of changes on the way………
maria landy is a specialist in
Maria Landy is a specialist in:
  • School Improvement
  • Governor support and development
  • Supporting school’s self evaluation
  • Verifying Senior Leaders judgements
  • Mentoring new Headteachers & Senior Leaders
  • Observing teaching and Learning
  • Giving direct feedback to teachers
  • Headteacher performance review
  • Presentation and analysis of outcomes & data
  • Preparing for OfSTED inspections
If you find this helpful please let me know- I hope it saves you precious time!
  • Contacting Maria Landy

Tel: Mobile 07803 602434

E-mail: [email protected] .