A whole school approach to the more able

A whole school approach to the more able

A whole school approach to the more able Amy Whittall Headmistress King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls School Context 11-18 Girls Selective Grammar school Part of an Academy Trust other Grammar schools and a non selective school 1049 girls Pass an examination during final year of primary school to gain entry Diverse population; range of backgrounds and ethnicities

What does the school aim to do? Seek to inspire all to be their best Value a love of learning and intellectual curiosity Find, develop and enjoy their interests and passions. Vibrant extracurricular opportunities Celebrates individuality Students relish the opportunities they are given to master the subjects they are studying Willing to take risks Enjoy intellectual challenges Students who are forward thinking, outward facing and willing to rise to a challenge. Our vision

We develop staff and students who have the desire and courage, combined with the emotional, intellectual and practical capacities to change the world in ways that might be great or small but are always for the better. Empower students to grow into independent, strong women who are equipped with the flexibility and moral courage to deal with the challenges of the modern world. An Inclusive Provision Seek to develop an inclusive provision which ; Challenges all Provides opportunities for all Offers a broad range of extra curricular activities

Allows students to extend and develop their talents, interests and passions and discover new ones Ethos of challenge and expectations Developing Leadership Mock Trials Youth Speaks Assembly and Charity Provision Homeless care packages Peer Leadership School Council Senior Prefects Kissing it Better

Kissing It Better Working with your pupils and staff was a great privilege today. They did so much to lift the spirits of patients and their relatives on the two wards we visited. They all came prepared and everyone they met was so touched by their kindness. Nearly all the patients were over sixty five years old and many had dementia. One lady was 102 years old. I ran a short session for the girls before they went onto the wards and they explained what they hoped to achieve. Highlights included a solo performance from one pupil who is a member of CBSO choir. She sang Lennon and McCartney's 'Yesterday' . Several of the older patients joined in and all were clearly thrilled to hear her beautiful voice. Several pupils read poetry and the group that came at 3.00 brought gifts, including cards with a handwritten message.

Developing Talent Extra curricular offer Broad and balanced curriculum; keeping doors open for as long as possible Risk taking and mistake making Developing Interests and Passions Sketchbook circles Joint musical productions Drama Dance Architecture Competition

Member of the Youth Parliament; Becoming an MYP is a great achievement for me, something I would have never thought that I would have the opportunity to do. My goal now is to fulfil what I had promised to all those who voted for me and that is to ensure that their voices are heard, each concern being a priority, and not one person being more important than another. Developing Pedagogy Dont adopt one agreed pedagogy Fundamental importance of challenge Independence and thinking They are waiting for me somewhere

beyond Eden Rock: My father, twentyfive, in the same suit Of Genuine Irish Tweed, his terrier Jack Still two years old and trembling at his feet. My mother, twenty-three, in a sprigged dress Drawn at the waist, ribbon in her straw hat, Has spread the stiff white cloth over the grass. Her hair, the colour of wheat, takes on the light. She pours tea from a Thermos, the milk straight From an old H.P. sauce-bottle, a screw Of paper for a cork; slowly sets out The same three plates, the tin cups painted blue.

The sky whitens as if lit by three suns. My mother shades her eyes and looks my way Over the drifted stream. My father spins A stone along the water. Leisurely, They beckon to me from the other bank. I hear them call, 'See where the streampath is! Crossing is not as hard as you might think.' I had not thought that it would be like this. English Unseen Poetry Reminiscing

Imagery and the use of the senses Carefully constructed learning groups Images, hints, questions and prompts The role of the learning coaches The First Aid Kit and the Stuck Station Critical analysis of an unseen poem You have 10 minutes In front of you, you have a series of images taken from the poem Eden Rock. Sort these into TWO categories. Images/ things that you think may be a personal memory/ feeling of nostalgia (and what that might show) and things that you think could have a WIDER SYMBOLIC meaning

For some, you may be unsure and thats fine! Make sure you justify your reasons on your sheet. Looking for the extra challenge? Can you LINK any of these images in any way? Do any of them have anything in common? Do they remind you of any other poems we have read? Pose some questions- what do you want to know? How will we

use these images to unlock the meaning(s) of the poem? The best questions are OPEN enough for you to explore fullyI.e How might______, why might. Why could How significant is Now, spend 10 minutes unlocking the poem You may use whichever tools you want to help you with this (dont forget, you have your TG Tips How to Analyse an Unseen Poem, your Poets Toolkit and today, you may use the FIRST AID kit if you feel you want to. Your coaches will join you for this activity

Example of year 10 draft written work following the poetry lesson Developing Learning Extended Project Qualification for all students 5000 word written submission Style of learning similar to University level student/supervisor Sample Questions 1. To what extent is the film industry's representation of Native Americans today an accurate depiction of

their lives? 2. How can the increasing popularity of Yoga in the West be explained? 3. To what extent is Dorian Gray is the epitome of mankind's obsession with youth? 4. To what extent is corporate liability a necessary aspect of criminal law? 5. To what extent did the Egyptians have the greatest influence on shaping the fragrance industry? Developing Opportunities Oxbridge Programme exceptional ability University Masterclass Programme Two Year 12 students have been successful in the first part of their applications to the Sutton Trust US Summer School. They are among 175 finalists from well over 1000 applicants. They will attend a week-long final in London over Easter and, if taken

through to the next stage, they will spend a week in the summer at Ivy League universities learning about the process of applying for university places in America. Developing Careers Guidance University Masterclasses Careers Week and British Science Week Careers Events Ambitious work experience opportunities Year 10 Visits to Industry Toni McDonald BBC Hereford and

Worcester Useful if you are interested in a future in media, journalism, reporting, broadcasting Royal Bank Scotland Careers Talk RBS graduates and apprentices will

deliver this talk to share their experiences and help inform students of the options available to them within their organisation and the world of finance. Useful if you are considering a future in finance or

Dean Hockley Carter Jonas (Surveyors and Architects) Useful if you are interested in design, architecture, surveying Janna Simpson Project

Management for Highways England Useful if you are interested in initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at

the specified time. Vicki Smith JHC Financial Useful if you are considering a future in finance, IT, wealth management, digital transformations services and software.

Baljit Kaur Legrand Engineering Useful if you are interested in manufacturing or engineering. Developing Pastoral and SEND Support Wellbeing

Identification of additional needs dual exceptionality The Learning Hub Pastoral Circles Our VisionOur Challenge We develop staff and students who have the desire and courage, combined with the emotional, intellectual and practical capacities to change the world in ways that might be great or small but are always for the better. Empower students to grow into independent, strong women who are equipped with the flexibility and moral courage to deal with the challenges of the modern world.

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