OFSTED 2008 - Quality Circle Time is recognised by Ofsted in “Good practice in re-engaging disaffected and reluctant students in secondary schools”
This report, situated on the Ofsted website, presents the results of a survey of 29 secondary schools (including one academy and one pupil referral unit) to identify sustained good practice in re-engaging disaffected and reluctant students in their learning.
The schools were surveyed between 2007 – 2008. The schools chosen for the survey all had a marked decrease in the number of unauthorised absences between 2004 and 2006 and they also had a good record of re-engaging disaffected and reluctant pupils in their learning. This survey was carried out to find out what schools had done that was particularly successful in helping them to meet the aims of students so that they could, once more, enjoy learning.
The following factors were deemed to be most successful in helping to re-engage pupils:
* a commitment from all staff to meeting the students’ needs
* effective monitoring systems to identify students at risk
* close collaboration between primary and secondary schools to prevent students’ disengagement at transition
* the involvement of a wide variety of adults within the school and the community to support the students
* regular and effective communication with parents and carers, including involving them closely in determining the strategies to be used to support their children
* modifying the curriculum and drawing on educational providers beyond the school
* close working relationships with local agencies responsible for supporting children and young people.
Ofsted reported that amongst the schools identified as being very successful at re-engaging pupils, an adapted curriculum that involved Quality Circle Time, amongst other initiatives, was most common. The Jenny Mosley Consultancies website was quoted as the source of further information about Quality Circle Time.
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