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dcsf news: 초등학교 개혁 계획 발표

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01:47 08 Dec 2009
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영국교육부 초등학교 개선을 위한 재정 투자 계획, 모든 지역교육청으로부터 초등학교 개선 프로그램 플랜 요구, 학교 백서 이행을 위한 로드맵 발표
(9억 파운드(1조 8천억원)를 학교 개선에 투자)

영국 교육부 장관은 지역교육청과 학교가 개선을 위해 받을 도움에 대해 상세히 설명했다.
아울러, 장관은 모든 지역교육청에 초등학교의 개선 방법, 최상의 학교로부터 도움을 받을 학교, 2010년 3월말까지 세계적 수준의 초등학교로 만들 플랜을 요구하였다.

그리고 영국교육부는 또한 6월에 공표된 학교 백서를 이행하기 위한 모든 학교에 대한 로드 맵을 발표하였다.

교육부 장관은 다음과 같이 언급하였다.
“ 우리는 지난 10년간 초등학교 평가의 기준이 변화하고 있음을 보았다. 많은 학교들이 국가의 전략(모든 어린이들이 읽을 수 있고 우수한 지도성을 갖게하는 계획)을 바탕으로 3Rs에 너무 집중하는 바람에 나머지 목표를 외면하였다. 그러나, 우리는 어린이들이 인생에 최고의 출발점을 부여받을 수 있도록 애초의 초점을 놓쳐서는 안된다. 모든 부모들은 그들의 아이들이 충분한 가능성을 발휘할 수 있는 좋은 학교에 다니기를 원하고 있다. 우리는 초등교육이 인생에서 성공의 길을 가는데 필수불가결하다는 점을 잘알고 있으며, 나는 어떤 아이들도 성취 수준이 낮은 학교에 계속해서 다니는 것을 방관하지 않을 것이다. 이제 모든 학교들이 발전해 나갈 있는 권한은 지역교육청으로 이양되었고, 우리는 그들이 그 구역의 학교들을 발전시켜 나갈 수 있도록 방도들을 주었다.”

교육부로부터 권한을 부여받은 지역교육청이 차별화해서 지원할 학교들에 대한 기준은 다음과 같다.

1) 매우 우수한 학교
2) 우수한 학교
3) 양호한 학교
4) 많은 개선이 필요한 학교
5) 목표치 아래의 학교


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900 million to help school improvement – including £315 million for 1-to-1 tuition and £50 million as part of the World Class Primaries programme

- December 4 2009

- Plans to help primary schools improve – how others can learn from great schools and encouraging the best primary heads to support other schools in strong partnerships -


- Challenge to those local authorities that have schools consistently below the floor -

- Roadmap for delivering the 21st Century Schools System published -

Ed Balls today set out the support local authorities and schools will receive for school improvement totalling £900 million and including £315 million available for 1-to-1 tuition for pupils falling behind in English and maths as part of a package of measures to ensure every child can succeed.

He is writing to every local authority setting out plans for primary school improvement measures, including helping schools learn from the best, and asking all local authorities to respond by the end of March 2010 with a plan outlining how they will help their schools to become world class primaries. The support package to enable local authorities to do this will include funding for school improvement to help outstanding schools become part of supportive partnerships with strong schools which could then become Accredited Schools Groups.

He will also challenge local authorities to build on the progress of the last few years to bring all their primary schools up to the standard of the best and he will write to the 12 Local Authorities with the highest proportion of schools which have been below the floor for some years calling for an action plan by end of January 2010.

There has been sustained improvement in primary schools over the last decade and the number of schools below the floor has more than halved since 2001. Out of just over 17,000 primary schools in the country 1,472 have not reached the floor target of 55 per cent of their 11-year-olds reaching the expected level of Key Stage 4 in both English and maths this year - compared to 3,407 in 2001 and around 6,500 in 1997. Today’s announcement comes after this week’s Key Stage 2 results showed that although 100,000 more children are leaving primary schools secure in the basics than in 1997, progress is slowing down and more primary schools slipped below the floor this year.

The number of good and outstanding primary schools has increased - in 2008/9 there were a combined total of 68 per cent compared to 58 per cent in 2005/6. This includes 16 per cent judged outstanding by Ofsted in 2008/9 compared with 9 per cent in 2005/6. In English 2009 80 per cent of students achieved level 4+ in English KS2, compared to 63 per cent of students in 1997. In maths 79 per cent of pupils achieved level 4+ in maths at KS2 compared to 62 per cent of students in 1997.

In 2009-10 and 20010-11 local authorities will get a total of £900 million for school improvement. This includes £850 million includes funding for programmes such as Every Child a Writer, Every Child a Reader and Every Child Counts. And Ed Balls is also confirming today to all local authorities the £255 million out of the £315 million available for 1-to-1 tuition for pupils falling behind in English and maths. There is also £10 million available in 2010-11 for to help primary schools become part of Accredited Schools Groups, which we expect could deliver support for up to 150 primary schools that need most help.

The support available to local authorities as part of the World Class Primaries programme adds up to £50 million of new money over the next two years including:
• £23.6 million for the Improving Schools Programme, which has been extended to reach 500 additional schools in another 40 local authorities
• £4 million on National Leaders in Education - outstanding super-heads with past experience of turning schools around – to work alongside other heads to help solve problems within their schools
• £8 million for additional School Improvement Partner time - where a local expert advises heads and governors on how to raise standards, and has the skills set the school needs
• £6 million for Leading Teachers - experienced and specialised teachers who coach other teachers in the core subjects

The department also published today a roadmap for all schools on how to deliver the schools White Paper published in June.

Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls said:

“In the last decade we have seen a transformation in primary standards. Many schools have been turned around against the odds by a relentless focus on the 3Rs through the National Strategies, schemes like Every Child a Reader and better leadership, all backed up by record investment and more staff on the front line.

“But we must maintain our focus to make sure that every child is given the best start in life. Every parent wants to their child to go to a good school where they can reach their full potential. We know that primary education is vital in setting children up for success later in life and I will not stand by while any child goes to a school where results are persistently low.

“It’s now down to local authorities to get all schools making progress all of the time and we are putting in place a package of measures which they can use to help them improve their local schools.”

The letter to local authorities suggests a framework which can be used to differentiate support to schools:
• Great schools– schools which are graded by Ofsted as outstanding for overall effectiveness, achievement and standards and leadership. These schools are in the top quartile for both attainment and progression, with FSM gaps which are lower than the median. These schools have the potential to provide system leadership and schools should be encouraged to support others and collaborate.
• Good schools– schools which are graded by Ofsted as good for overall effectiveness and at least good for achievement and standards and leadership. These schools are at or above national attainment and in top two quartiles for progression, with FSM gaps which are lower than median.
• Schools with inconsistent results: schools which are above the 55 per cent floor target, but below average, which may have dipped below the floor target in previous years and are not on a convincing trajectory of improvement, or schools which do not have unusually small cohorts or very high pupil mobility, but which experience a large variation in results over time – for example, where results vary by more than 10 percentage points year-on-year. This group could also include schools which have experienced a large variation in results between English and maths over several years – for example, those where the difference between the core subjects has been more than 10 percentage points constantly for three years or more
• Schools needing to maximise progression: schools above the 55 per cent floor target but where pupil progress from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 in English and/or maths is below the local or national average, or schools where there has been little or no improvement in progression rates over the last few years.
• Below floor target and Ofsted category schools: schools which are below the 55 per cent floor target for level 4+ in English and maths combined, or where indications show they will be in 2010, as well as schools in Special Measures or requiring Significant Improvement.

Ed Balls today published a roadmap to take the schools system from good to great between now and 2013. The Schools White Paper, Your child, your schools, our future, published in June, outlined the Government’s vision for giving more powers and responsibility to parents and pupils; more freedoms to schools; and clearer and smarter accountability for all.

Timetable for Action, published today, sets out what has already been achieved and provides a clear timetable for delivery.

In his foreword Ed Balls says:

“It is through continuing to combine reform and invest in schools and Children’s Services, with tough decisions to save money and be more efficient, that we will deliver on the Children’s Plan commitments to improve the lives of many more of our children, young people and families.

“In working together, to reform our services and to generate efficiencies to invest in the frontline we can continue to transform the live chances of all children, young people and their families.”

Underpinning the new plan are three principles for delivering a 21st Century Schools System – investment, reform and efficiency. Only a combination of investment in the workforce, school buildings, alongside ongoing reform of the ways schools work with parents and each other will bring the sustained improvements in the system that young people deserve.

The plan also reinforces that investment and reform go hand in hand with a rigorous focus on efficiency. The White Paper and Making it Happen show how schools and other services can work together to share budgets and resources.

Since the publication of Your child, your schools, our future huge progress has already been made, including:
• School Report Card Pilots launched
• New inspection system launched
• Introduction of the Children, Schools and Families Bill – creating the legal framework for schools to share and pool resources and laying out the Pupil and Parent Guarantees

Timetable for Action outlines the next stage of delivery, including the following:
- Implementation of the Pupil and Parent Guarantees
- Revised Home School Agreements – setting out greater responsibilities for parents to support good behaviour
- New model of school improvement and accountability by September 2011 including the School Report Card
- The first Accredited Schools providers selected
- Drive for new models of leadership and partnership with the best schools driving improvement locally and recognition for heads leading federation
- New, light-touch inspection for good and outstanding schools
- New guidance on KS2 tests
- Guidance on alternative provision
- Support materials and guidance for the new primary curriculum
- Revised guidance on schools causing concern
- A consultation on schools funding

Ed Balls said:

“Today’s implementation plan provides a clear timetable of delivery. We have taken a satisfactory schools system and made it good, the next step is to make it great.

“The massive improvements over the last 10 years have been driven by investment and reform. Together they have led to huge improvements in school standards, with record results at Key Stage 2, GCSE and A level. There are more teachers, with greater skills and better pay, teaching in schools which have been transformed through record capital investment. Alongside a greater drive to ensure efficiency they remain the guiding principles of the 21st Century Schools system.

“Everyone has a part to play in making our system world class. Parents and pupils have a right to expect that their schools will deliver an excellent education. Schools also have a right to expect that parents will work with them to ensure students take an active part in school and behave properly. The new Home School Agreements which we will consult on January will provide a clear duty on parents to sign up to school behaviour plans, and ensure their children follow them. Today’s publication shows how we can make this country the best place in the world to grow up.”

The Children, Schools and Families Bill, which sets out the legal framework underpinning the 21st century school system, was published last month. It included provisions giving parents and pupils legally binding guarantees, powers for schools to pool their budgets, the introduction of the new primary curriculum and a new professional standard for teachers through the new Licence to Practise.

In the context of today’s implementation plan for the White Paper, Timetable for Action, the letter to all local authorities setting out our plans for improving primary schools and the current STRB remit on workload Ed Balls is today inviting WAMG to consider the implications of collaboration and the increasingly diverse school workforce on workload. We want more schools to develop and benefit from collaborative arrangements which will help share leadership expertise and subject specialist teachers across schools; spread good practice in such areas as SEN and behaviour management; and coordinate ICT support across schools, to raise standards in teaching and learning.



Editor's Notes
This press notice relates to 'England'
Programme to funding to local authorities, in addition to the Direct Schools Grant, is set out below. This includes some funding which goes to secondary schools as well.


Programme 09-10 10-11
World Class Primary Programme £25.1m £25.1m
Primary National Strategies targeted standards fund (includes some cross-phase work) £166.5m £163.5m
One-to-one tuition (cross-phase) £124m £255m
Every Child A Reader £25.7m £47.5m
Every Child A Writer £5.3m £14.5m
Maths Specialist Programme £1.27m £4.4m
Every Child Counts £10m £23.5m
Accredited Schools N/A £10m
TOTAL in each year £357.87m £543.50m
GRAND TOTAL £901.37m

2. Timetable for Action is available on the 21st Century Schools Website: http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/21stcenturyschoolssystem/timetableforaction/index.shtml

3. The letters to local authorities are attached to this press release.

4. Funding allocations by LA for 1-1 tuition are attached.

5. Further details of the Children Schools and Families Bill can be found here : http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2009-10/childrenschoolsandfamilies.html

Contact Details
Public Enquiries 0870 000 2288, info@dcsf.gsi.gov.uk

Press Notice 2009/0237
http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/pns/DisplayPN.cgi?pn_id=2009_0237