At the end of our annual conference, we asked you what action you were going to take to better prepare young people for their futures in your context. Here’s some of our favourite things you told us.
- Be bold. Be brave.
- Creating the curriculum WE want. Seizing the opportunity given by the new framework to be bold for our pupils
- More “hopes and dreams” conversations with staff
- Small changes. Developing the whole child better. Including children more in choices about what, why and how
- Collaborate with colleagues across organisations to address the barriers to developing the curriculum that children need and deserve.
- Have the space and confidence to try the things that will make a difference
Focus on the things that will have a difference on our children in our context
Understanding the power we holding within the existing system and use it.
- To pursue the review of KS3 curriculum for my own school and to be braver about vocational courses within this
- Get started tomorrow! Coaching- for adults and children. Asking them: Who has helped you? Who have you helped?
- Schools need to pay attention to their staff and what they need to deliver outcomes
- Staff motivation and how we can really develop, motivate and enthuse our workforce
- That the conceptual underpinnings of a Whole Education needs clear articulation to address the messages of a knowledge based curriculum
- Become better at understanding and implementing across the whole school mixed ability grouping and how to do this
- Clearer understanding of both teachers and children around metacognition
- Continue to focus on oracy and using language to develop metacognition and self regulation
- Develop aspirations for students who do not have positive role models at home to help them
What are you doing in your context to prepare young people for their futures?