The North Gloucestershire
Partnership
Jane Hamshere
Partnership Manager
Before Collaboration
Schools working largely in isolation
 College and schools in competition
 No reciprocal arrangements for excluded
pupils
 Limited provision of Level 1 and 2
applied learning/vocational courses
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Who are the Partners ?
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4 schools- Cleeve, Tewkesbury, Winchcombe,
Alderman Knight Special School
1 college- Gloucestershire College of Arts and
Technology (GLOSCAT)
Cleeve and Tewkesbury are 11-18 schools
1524 and 1743
Winchcombe is 11-16 478
Alderman Knight 5-16 55
Characteristics
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High achieving
Winchcombe - 69% A*-C
Tewkesbury - 79% A*-C
Cleeve
- 75% A*-C
 Specialisms are Technology ,Languages and
Science
 College – 98% pass rate at A Level/15%
increase in top grades over 2 years/all 16-19
results at or above benchmark
Our Vision
Promote the ethos of inclusion
 Identify local needs and drive forward
change
 Ensure a coherent strategy for the
development learning 14-19
 Consolidate the partnership in a Trust
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Our Targets
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High quality provision for applied learning for all our
students
90% of students choosing to stay within the
partnership to the age of 19 by 2013
85% achieving a Level 2 qualification in English and
Maths at 19 by 2013
No students permanently excluded from the
partnership schools and an alternative learning
opportunity offered for each student for whom this
would normally be the outcome
Coordinated services for young people who have
difficulties coming to school and achieving
Partnership Management Structure
Board of Directors
Curriculum Group
Partnership Manager
Pastoral Group
The Role of the Partnership
Manager
Coordinate the introduction of Diplomas
across the partnership
 Manage the work of the Board/Groups
 Research
 Manage provision for excluded pupils
 Bid for funding and sponsorship
 Develop industry/business links
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Pastoral Group
Behaviour and attendance audit
 Develop behaviour management
strategies with schools
 Oversee the work of support agencies
 Share best practice
 Monitor pupil progress and managed
moves
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Curriculum Group
Diplomas
 Evaluating current provision
 Timetable decisions
 Transport
 Options
 Negotiate change
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Diplomas
Audit of staff skills and experience
 Forming Diploma groups
 Gateway self-assessment
 Employer engagement
 Facilities assessment and planning
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Alternative Curriculum 2007
Each partner offered one new course
 Students apply - CV and interview
 4 courses are Level 2, all run on
Tuesday
 Engineering, Construction and the Built
Environment, Photography and
Performing Arts (Acting)
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Engineering Group
Developed from the Gateway
discussions
 Now involves 2 International employers
and all partners
 Raised the profile of engineering in all 3
schools
 Involves employers in assessment,
challenge and selection
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Issues
Trust
 Money
 Retaining individuality
 Local issues
 Transport
 Communication
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Successes
Agreement to become a Trust
 Capital bid for new learning centre
 Alternative curriculum offer
 No permanent exclusions
 We’re still together!
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Future Challenges
Raising the school leaving age
 Funding 14-19
 The impact of the Diplomas
 ICT developments
 Local and national politics
 Falling rolls
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The ICT Challenge
4 Partners
 Information, Advice and Guidance in
2008
 Different stages of development
 VLEs
 Money for development
 Developing a shared vision
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Contact me
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Jane Hamshere
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[email protected]
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