5.49pm Bill Jerman

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5.49pm Bill Jerman

Post by colin.hill » Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:21 pm

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Reviewing and evaluating your school's vision and strategies for disadvantaged learners
Providing teachers, leaders and governors with a model to support in reviewing and evaluating their school's vision, provision and strategies for disadvantaged learners.

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Re: 5.49pm Bill Jerman

Post by Bill Jerman » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:31 am

Here are a range of thought provoking questions which you might like to consider in the context of your own school for yourself and also to use with colleagues:

1. Is there a shared understanding in your school of the label, 'disadvantaged' and the implications of the word? How do you know?

2. What is your schools overall vision and strategy for 'disadvantaged' pupils? Is it shared and understood by all? Are the strategies based on evidence and research?

3. Do all staff know the individual pupils’: Barriers to achieving their potential? If they have ACEs do staff know them and understand the potential impact?

4. How do you gather information about the pupils? Do you engage the pupils themselves in this process? Do you know about their talents, strengths and interests? How is this information shared within and across years groups and schools?

5. Do you know the home situations of your pupils and the impact on homework? Do you provide alternative strategies and options so that homework isn’t another barrier?

6. What would you say are the internal 'Barriers to pupils achieving their potential' within your school?

7. On reflection do you think that you or your colleagues are affected by unconscious bias in relation to 'disadvantaged' pupils?

8. Do you challenge colleagues when negative and stereotypical comments are made about disadvantaged pupils and their families?

9. How are you and your school tackling the vocabulary and reading gap? Are there consistent and sustained strategies in place that are making a difference?

10. Do you see yourself responsible and accountable for all pupils that you teach? Or is there some element of particular pupils and groups of pupils being the responsibility of others?

11. How do you engage with parents of disadvantaged pupils? Do you see it as your role? How do you communicate success and praise?

12. How do you prioritise developing your own knowledge and understanding of the impact of 'disadvantage' in schools through CPD and training?

Here is a list of resources, research and information that you might find to be useful: These and others can be seen on the resources page of our website: https://www.wkjermaneducation.com/

The downloadable model to use when evaluating your own and your school's approach and strategies can be found at:
https://db7cee5a-0e7a-43d3-a522-d104d31 ... ffcd39.pdf

Further reading:
EEF Guide to the Pupil Premium
https://educationendowmentfoundation.or ... ium-guide/

Narrowing the Attainment Gap by Daniel Sobell. ISBN 978-1-4729-4637-9

The ACEs Revolution by John R. Trayser. ISBN 978-1-5237-1019-5

Learning without labels by Marc Rowland. ISBN 978-1-911382-15-7

Closing the vocabulary gap by Alex Quigley. ISBN 978-1-138-08068-3

Bringing words to life by Isabel Beck et al. ISBN 978-1-4625-0816-7

Closing the reading gap by Alex Quigley. ISBN 978-0-367-27688-1

What works? By Lee Elliot Major and Steve Higgins. ISBN 978-1-4729-6563-9

Time to talk by Jean Gross. ISBN 978-0-415-63334-5

Useful articles, publications and websites


Education Endowment Fund Teaching and Learning Toolkit
[url]https://educationendowmentfoundation.or ... g-toolkit/

Education Endowment Fund Early Years Toolkit.
[url]https://educationendowmentfoundation.or ... s-toolkit/

Adverse Childhood Experiences-ACEs

Adverse Childhood Experiences in Context - NHS Scotland 2019 report
http://www.healthscotland.scot/media/26 ... nglish.pdf

Tackling the attainment gap – NHS Scotland 2017
http://www.healthscotland.scot/media/15 ... iences.pdf

Animation on ACEs – NHS Scotland 2018
http://www.healthscotland.scot/news/201 ... ences-aces

ACEs Online training funded by the Home Office

Parental Engagement

Engaging disadvantaged and vulnerable parents-a review of evidence and other resources – Early Intervention Foundation.
https://www.eif.org.uk/report/engaging- ... nce-review

Engaging with Families - Education Scotland.
https://education.gov.scot/improvement/ ... -families/


Manor Court 48 – Manor Court Community Primary School
https://www.manorcourt.somerset.sch.uk/ ... ourt-48-1/

There are other resources on our website: https://www.wkjermaneducation.com/suppo ... ged-pupils

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Re: 5.49pm Bill Jerman

Post by Elizabeth Bentley » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:12 pm

I was very happy to say your promotion of reading, but sad to see that you did not see a role for the library and librarian in that. Ownership of books is great, but access to a wide range of books is equally important.

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Re: 5.49pm Bill Jerman

Post by Bill Jerman » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:16 pm

That is a really good point and not sure why I didn't highlight it as we promote libraries in all our school improvement work.
Thank you. I will make sure that I include it in future presentations.

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Re: 5.49pm Bill Jerman

Post by JJagiello11 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:20 pm

I found this session on how to review the utilisation of the Pupil Premium Grant so invaluable and should be part of the training programme of tutors as part of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP).

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Re: 5.49pm Bill Jerman

Post by Bill Jerman » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:37 am

Thank you so much. I am glad that you found the session was useful.
That is a very interesting point about the National Tutoring Programme. Potentially another group where 'assumptions' and 'unconscious bias' may occur.
Best wishes

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