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Schools Speaking Out. A response to the GCSE Scandal . Kenny Frederick – George Green’s Debbie Godfrey- Phaure – Avonbourne Trust. What happened and what can we learn from that?. These are our some of our students…. G eorge Greens. East London. Tower Hamlets.

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schools speaking out a response to the gcse scandal

Schools Speaking Out.Aresponse to the GCSE Scandal

Kenny Frederick – George Green’s

Debbie Godfrey-Phaure – Avonbourne Trust

these are our some of our students
These are our some of our students…

George Greens

East London. Tower Hamlets

The school has been educating some of London's most disadvantaged families for 160 years

Six out of 10 pupils are eligible for free school meals

100+ Statements of SEND

70% EAL 30% white British

IB Diploma Programme in 6th Form

slide4

‘over a million people aged 16-24 remain unemployed’….July 2012 – more to follow!

challenges data
Challenges: Data

Higher Tier

Foundation Tier

norm referencing
Norm Referencing?
  • Threat to the concept of meritocracy
  • Single award
  • Disenfranchisement
  • Ofsted cannot judge the effectiveness of schools and academies using existing progress measures.
  • Engenders endemic hopelessness
further challenges and solutions
Further challenges…………and Solutions
  • Devaluing of ‘exam currency’

It would not be fair to retrospectively amend the January results.

OFQUAL email 4th Sept

UMS conversion does not change from one examination series to another.

OFQUAL email 5th Sept

it's important to understand the 'aggregation of marginal gains

the power of legitimacy
The Power of Legitimacy
  • Qualification Reform
  • Challenging the accuracy of PISA
  • Curriculum design: Enabling Community growth
  • Personalisation
  • Learning
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How do we prepare Year 11 students this year?

  • Will grade boundaries rise again?
  • How can we make accurate predictions?
  • How do we support students and teachers
  • Hw do we get parents on board?
what next
What next?
  • Legal challenge
  • Don’t give up – work together to support all our schools particularly those that are most vulnerable
  • Sorting out pathways for young people affected
  • Measuring progress – how?
  • Ofsted Inspections – what’s the story?
finally
Finally
  • This is a battle we must win
  • If we don’t this government will do exactly what they like and its young people who will be caught in the middle
  • If Gove level become a reality it is the poor and disenfranchised who will suffer