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Building Schools for the Future
Transforming Schools
Transforming Sandwell
Melanie Dudley
Director of Transformation
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Context
• Population – 290,000
• 11-16 Students – 18,500
• 21 Secondary Schools:
– 5 Academies approved or planned
– 13 Specialist Extended Schools
– 2 Special Schools
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Sandwell – 2 Years ago….
• Most deprived West Midlands borough
– Household Incomes less than £25,000
– All 24 wards are in worst 40% in England
– 11% of the population had never worked
– 27% of workforce adults with no qualifications
– 46% have qualifications lower than Level 2
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Sandwell now…
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Most improved Metropolitan Authority
Rising residential population
Inward migration including young families
Housing renewal major investment
Town Centre regeneration underway
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Sandwell in 2020….
“a thriving, sustainable, optimistic and
forward-looking community”:
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BSF –
Part of a wider investment
– BSF
– ECM: Primary Capital Programme
– Health 2010
– Housing Market Renewal and Housing PFI
– Regenco (URC) and Town Centre renewal
– New Deal for Communities
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Scale of Schools Investment
BSF and Academies:
3 Academy Schools open or in development:
BSF Wave 3 ( 6 Schools rebuilt or remodelled):
Wave 5 ( 10 Schools including 2 academies
rebuilt or remodelled):
£80m
£120m
£170m
£370m
ECM: Primary Capital Programme:
Joined-up funding of £7m per annum?
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Our Opportunity
Firstly:
To create an environment for lifelong learning,
– fit for the 21st century,
– relevant to the need of our citizens, and
– capable of giving them the opportunity to achieve their full
potential.
Secondly: To reconfigure our services and our buildings,
– to be inclusive,
– dynamic and relevant to the lives of all of our citizens
– in support of the socio-economic regeneration of our
neighbourhoods and community well-being
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Transforming Learning
• Personalisation of Learning
– Increased 14-19 Pathways
– Collaborative working between schools
– Workforce Reform
• Extended Schools
– Support for families including Child Care
– Multi-disciplinary Teams
– Building neighbourhood aspiration
• Maximising Inclusion
– Shared responsibility for difficult children
• Making ICT work for us
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Making ICT work for us
• Building on our strengths
– Broadband Sandwell
– The Smethwick Test Bed
• Redefining the school day
– Any time any where learning
• Effective Learner Management
– Personalised Learning Pathways
– Inter-agency collaboration
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Extending the Change Agenda
• Staff: Leadership, Training and CPD
• Attitudinal change in Parents other adults and
students
– Contributing to ‘the Big Picture’ of renewal
– Using ICT as a vehicle for change
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Our advantage
• We want to transform our community and shape
Sandwell into a place people want to live, work
and socialise
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