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Post 16 Student Support

Post 16: Student support
The changing education and funding landscape for school sixth forms is addressed through the Post 16 Curriculum and Quality Group, The Head of Sixth Form Network and in school consultancy.

The Big Liverpool Sixth Form Debate

School Improvement Liverpool commissioned Debate Mate to provide training to develop the debating skills of Year 12 students in November 2013.
Debate Mate is a unique, international educational charity dedicated to improving social mobility using cost-effective peer-to-peer debate mentoring. Debating workshops, facilitated by students from the best universities, give young people the skills needed to become exceptional young leaders – confidence, interpersonal communication, higher order thinking skills.
 ‘By teaching debating through peer-to-peer mentoring, we empower and inspire participants and provide them with a powerful role model to raise their aspirations.’
After a hugely successful first year a second event is planned for the 14-15 academic year. The programme offered training in debating skills to students in their own school followed by a full day inter school competition.

Reading Revolutionaries

Sixth Form students from across the city have attended sessions at the Reader Organisation base in Calderstones Mansion House. The sessions have trained the students to promote a love of reading and to support the reading skills of younger pupils. A new cohort will be able to access training in the 14-15 academic year as part of the ‘City of Readers’

CiSI Diploma in Wealth Management

A grant from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment has enabled tuition to be provided to sixth form students from across the city who are studying for the Diploma in Finance Risk and Investment.

A second cohort will be recruited for September 2014.

For further details visit:  http://www.cisi.org/bookmark/genericform.aspx?form=29848780&URL=diploma

How to apply

If you would to regsiter for the CiSI Diploma please download the application form and return to sil@liverpool.gov.uk

Health and Social Care/Child Development

School Improvement Liverpool in partnership with local practitioners has developed a unique offer to support both staff and post 16 students working within a range of qualifications including:
BTEC Children’s Care, Learning and Development
Health and Social Care
Child Development
NEW  Early Years Educator qualifications
For staff:
Secondary colleagues are able to access a full range of practical courses delivered by SIL’s experts providing the most up-to-date CPD and helping to satisfy new exam board requirements in a developmentally new approach.
Courses available include:
  • Block play
  • Immersive learning
  • Role of the Key worker
To book on a course, update your CPD and enhance your teaching please follow the link below: LINK TO EYFS TRAINING AREA
To join your secondary colleagues at the Health and Social Care Network and shape, develop and enhance your subject and further CPD, click here for further details LINK TO NETWORK ON PORTAL

Enhance your curricular provision for your post 16 students
Support examination performance with attendance at a full day’s training event with your students delivered by School Improvement Liverpool’s Early Years Team.
The day’s course will include:
  • Practical, hands-on experience related to the importance of play
  • Links to theoretical aspects of their post 16 courses
  • Visiting experts from local Early Years settings
Our approach has been developed and trialled by our Early Years experts and local, experienced practitioners.

Supporting young children’s play learning and development: the role of the key person in Early Years

Session Aims
In this session students will:
  • Focus on the nature and needs of young children and the ways in which they develop and learn
  • Consider the range of experience and expertise needed to support young children in their everyday provision in Early Years settings
  • Explore the essential role of key persons in nurturing development and observing and supporting children’s play and learning.
  • Have fun exploring the value of play
There is a unique opportunity for post 16 students of Level 2 and 3 Children’s Play, Learning and Development and Health and Social Care courses to access a full day’s training delivered by Early Years Quality Improvement Officers on:
9.30am – 3.00pm
Lunch included
25 student places maximum.
The day will involve training and practical opportunities through a  workshop approach that will build on the theoretical input the students receive in school and support students’ development of a broader understanding of the Early Years sector such as the importance of inclusive practice and the key person.
£30 per student including all resources and lunch
1 free member of staff per 6 students
Additional staff: £150 per day
Students must be accompanied by school staff at the ratio of at least 1 staff member to 6 students. Students will be the responsibility of the school.
If you wish to book places, please access via www.ednet.co
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