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Harnessing Achievement - A KS4/5 Curriculum Model For Low Ability Learners

harnessingIf you are working with learners who are achieving below the current Grade C at GCSE (Level 1) or who are unlikely to achieve GCSEs at all (Entry Level and below) there is a wealth of opportunity to develop an innovative and exciting programme of study from a range of qualifications that have been developed to support learners in this special category. Foundation Learning as it has been known continues to be a priority in terms of Government policy and there are excellent opportunities to create a meaningful and highly motivating curriculum offer that will support your learners develop a range of skills that will lead to the achievement of units or full qualifications; allowing learners to begin to build a transcript that they take with them as they embark upon further education, work or supported living.

Many of the constraints have been relaxed and curriculum planners are not restricted, as was the case with Foundation Learning, to those units and qualifications that were included in the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) but can draw on a wide range of relevant curriculum solutions from across the curriculum spectrum. Developing innovative programmes to support for these learners may well provide evidence that the Pupil Premium is being used wisely and will have an impact on their progression, attainment and achievement.

We have an expert team who have been part of the development of the curriculum offer for this group of learners and who have worked closely with the design of resources, training materials for teachers and other support staff and who can provide guidance for all those involved in putting together an offer that will help create a programme to really make a difference to the learning and life chances of learners who are working at Entry Level or Level 1.

The day will include:-

  • Exploring the kinds of frameworks that can support learners working below the current C at GCSE or at Entry Level
  • Creating an action plan to ensure readiness for planning initial assessment, ongoing review, learner and parent involvement and the development of an innovative curriculum model
  • Focusing on designing personalised learning programmes
  • Exploring the units and qualifications that are available across a range of awarding bodies
  • Planning progression pathways for individual learners
  • Reviewing assessment opportunities and how these can be used to build a successful learning outcome for each learner
  • We use a range of coaching techniques to strengthen our training offer which provides a unique opportunity for all those who attend to cascade their experience to others within their team department or across the whole organisation helping you to make sure that the training has an impact on learning and is cascaded to others in school.

In addition, tailored training can be arranged on a range of topics pertinent to learners at this level including designing personalised learning programmes, exploring the potential of available qualifications, initial assessment, partnership working, securing progression, supporting the achievement of LDD learners and ensuring quality delivery of curriculum offers for learners working in this sphere.

This training is also available to staff in colleges and those working in the learning provider sector, and to groups of Foundation Learning delivery partners.

Who should attend?

SENCOs, Curriculum managers, subject leaders and teachers who are responsible for working with learners in this sphere, those with responsibility for learners with special needs either in a main stream school or a designated special school and teachers with responsibility for developing a cohesive curriculum offer linked to progression to provision post 16 or post 19.

All our events are centrally located. Registation and refreshments are available from 9.30am for a 10.00am start, and we will finish around 3.30-4.00pm. We always provide lunch.

Prices:

First Delegate:

£295 +VAT

Second or Subsequent Delegate Price:

£245 +VAT

What our clients say about this course

  • "A really good and informative day". A SENCO leader from a school in Birmingham
  • "Varied range of information to go away and then implement back in school" Head of KS4 from a school in London
  • "It was a great insight into how others are implementing there ideas and to see that we are on the right track" A teacher from a school in Bristol
  • "Some great resources provided, looking forward to using them back in school" Teacher of KS4 from a school in Kent
  • " Really positive day, some great discussion and ideas shared" A teacher from a school in Cardiff
  • "I appreciated the adaptability and flexibility of the day, some really useful information provided" Head of KS4 from a school in Manchester
  • "Affirmation that we are doing things well and the chance to reflect on possible improvements" Assistant Headteacher from a school in Chester
  • "A really good and informative day". A SENCO leader from a school in Birmingham
  • "Varied range of information to go away and then implement back in school" Head of KS4 from a school in London
  • "It was a great insight into how others are implementing there ideas and to see that we are on the right track" A teacher from a school in Bristol
  • "Some great resources provided, looking forward to using them back in school" Teacher of KS4 from a school in Kent
  • " Really positive day, some great discussion and ideas shared" A teacher from a school in Cardiff
  • "I appreciated the adaptability and flexibility of the day, some really useful information provided" Head of KS4 from a school in Manchester
  • "Affirmation that we are doing things well and the chance to reflect on possible improvements" Assistant Headteacher from a school in Chester
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