Free workshop: Understanding the school landscape

Date: Monday 6 March
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Venue: YHA Manchester

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This free session from notdeadfish is for those interested in better understanding the school context to ensure that their offers better engage and support schools and ultimately lead to more #BrilliantResidentials.

Following on from the insightful workshop in November the session is aimed at anyone working alongside schools, particularly those providing residentials. If you missed the last workshop, you can catch up on the social media action on Storify and look at the slides in the resource pack.

This session is intended to show providers how to make their case for the value of their programmes in a way that fits with these frameworks.

Anita Kerwin-Nye brings considerable experience of the education sector to this discussion event to answer questions at the heart of working with schools: who are the Regional School Commissioners? What are emerging Multi Academy Trust structures? What are the new accountability measures? What is the EBACC and how can those involved in providing #BrilliantResidentials work with it? How does delivering residentials sit alongside delivering a good score in the Progress 8 measure? How can we ensure and measure equitable access? How do Pupil Premium and social mobility fit with residential programmes?

The school system faces the biggest series of changes it has seen for a generation. The accountability frameworks have changed at primary and secondary; there is no longer a truly national curriculum; school structures are changing with the acceleration of Multi Academy Trusts but also the potential expansion of grammar schools; qualification reform continues apace and school budgets are facing unprecedented pressures.

By the end of the session participants should have a better view of:

  • the accountability frameworks that schools work to
  • the new structures in the school system
  • key points of influence
  • the pressures on schools and how residential providers can offer support

notdeadfish are immersed in the school and charity space. Residentials and outdoor learning is one of their key areas of expertise and we are delighted they have supported the establishment of the Learning Away Consortium.

This free session is part of notdeadfish’s pledge to support #BrilliantResidentials


Kindly hosted by YHA Manchester (Potato Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4NB)

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