Thursday, 3 December 2009

Following the Annual Lecture with Sir Ken Robinson, I was talking to Dirk about how we re-engineer our provision to encourage and support all our young people...

We do need to think differently about how we engage young people in learning; how we develop our young people as passionate and powerful learners; how we get young people to understand that the keys to success are attitude, discipline and hard work.

Interestingly we know what works; what makes the difference...
  • Opening early with breakfast.
  • 'Every Child a Reader'.
  • 'Every Child Counts'.
  • Brilliant teaching.
  • Singing.
  • Coaching.
  • Mentoring.
  • Small nurture groups.
  • Study support.
  • Family support through STEPS.
  • Enterprise activities.
  • Sport and activity.
  • Laughter.

What else works?


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