Kick Start Newsletter - Sept 2016
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Kick Start Enterprise

An award winning social enterprise based in Bristol

Resources, links and news for Autumn 2016

Improving Outcomes for Vulnerable Pupils

This edition of the Kick Start newsletter contains another selection of articles to inform, engage and inspire teaching professionals.

If you’re not already familiar with Kick Start Enterprise, we work closely with schools and other educational providers, delivering training, coaching and consultancy, including capacity building, helping to raise the attainment levels of vulnerable groups and helping young people fulfill their potential.

We also offer a range of programmes for young people, including our award-winning Heroes Programme, which helps young people to recognise their goals and fulfill their potential, as well as tailored careers and education advice for students.

Details of forthcoming Kick Start Enterprise training and how to book a place are included here.

We are also pleased to share details of UK-wide training and conferences we value and this month can recommend the forthcoming conference provided by The Northern Association of Support Services for Equality and Achievement. Please see the flier for further details, descriptions of workshops and booking form.

Did you know that European Day of Languages falls on 26th September 2016? What will your setting or school do to celebrate languages on that day? Kick Start consultant Stephen Bray suggests some possible activities for you to consider.

And did you also know that Black History Month takes place every October and provides an opportunity for schools to focus on the achievements and positive contributions of black peoples to world history and UK society. In an article in this issue Kick Start consultant Dot Lee shares some ideas for your setting or school to consider to celebrate Black History Month.

As you will be aware the DfE has advised on schools’ duty to promote British Values as part of SMSC provision. Kick Start consultant Judith Longstreth wrote a brief summary together with some ideas for schools to develop their practice to support this duty for the Kick Start Enterprise newsletter of September 2015 which can be found archived on our website - click here. However, a recent study has found that the concept of “British values”, as promoted by the government in its anti-terrorism strategy, is leaving many school pupils baffled. Read the study here: Pupils left puzzled by the term “British values”.

The issue of immigration and immigrants dominated the EU referendum campaign in the summer. Since the result of the referendum was announced a number of disturbing examples of direct and indirect racism against members of the ethnic minority community across the UK have been reported across the UK. Has your school community been affected?

Kick Start consultant Dot Lee and manager Nora McKenna have been looking into the issue and have identified some links to organisations and resources that can support schools and communities which have been affected: Post-Brexit – the impact on some BME communities.

Last term, schools and EY settings already working with Kick Start Enterprise were forwarded information, advice and guidance to support them to implement the government’s new School Census data collection directives as there were important changes for schools to consider; see: Changes to School and EY Census, May 2016. Since then, a number of education professionals across the UK have raised some important questions about this directive. Kick Start manager Nora McKenna has summarised the main points and provided some suggestions of best practice in her article: School Census 2016-2017: collection of country of birth and pupil nationality – an update.

And finally, for some really good news on the progress and potential of EAL learners in our schools see Nora McKenna’s summary of a report first published in Centre Forum: Education in England Annual Report (April 2016): EAL pupils – a success story! Is such evidence seen in your school?

Kick Start Enterprise is happy to work with local authorities and with individual settings, schools and academies to develop inclusive practices, to raise the attainment of minority ethnic children and young people and to help build skills and knowledge in the workforce.

Full details of opportunities are available on the Kick Start Enterprise website www.kickstartenterprise.com

To discuss any support or training needs please don’t hesitate to contact us. Call 0844 8708 132 or email info@kickstartenterprise.com

Joe Constant"We want to give every child the opportunity to discover and unlock their creativity, imagination and potential."
Joe Constant, Director - Kick Start Enterprise

British Values

As you will be aware the DfE has advised on schools’ duty to promote British Values as part of SMSC provision. Kick Start consultant Judith Longstreth wrote a brief summary together with some ideas for schools to develop their practice to support this duty for the Kick Start Enterprise newsletter of September 2015 which can be found archived on our website - click here. However, a recent study has found that the concept of “British values”, as promoted by the government in its anti-terrorism strategy, is leaving many school pupils baffled. Read the study here: Pupils left puzzled by the term “British values”.

"It is with great pleasure that I announce the newest member to the Kick Start Enterprise team. Nora McKenna joined us at the start of this new term and will be a tremendous addition to the team."
Joe Constant, Director - Kick Start Enterprise

Kick Start Courses 2016-17

Ethnic Minority Achievement Leaders Network

Come and meet other staff who have the responsibility for the achievement of the BME and EAL pupils in schools, academies and settings.

We will share good practice and useful resources, get regular updates and discuss successes and challenges.

Weds 12 Oct 2016 / 4.00pm - 5.30pm
For full course info click here..

Planning for Black History Month

14 Sept 2016 / 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Developing the role of the EMA leader

8 Nov 2016 / 9.30am - 12.30pm

Ensuring the attainment of pupils with English as an additional language

8 Nov 2016 / 1.30pm - 4.00pm

Ensuring the attainment of Black heritage children

7 Feb 2017 / 9.30am - 12.30pm

Addressing the needs of refugee and asylum seeking children and young people

14 March 2017 / 9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue for all courses:
Moorlands Schools Federation
Chantry Mead Road, Bath, BA2 2DE

Cost: free to B&NES teachers
Academies and others: £45

Please contact Gail Rennolds
info@kickstartenterprise.com
or call 0844 8708 132 to book your place.
Kick Start Enterprise is supported by Bath & North East Somerset Council
People say the nicest things..

“Thank you Bharti, you've raised our awareness of the children’s needs and given us some very useful links, ideas and resources.” Bathampton Primary School

“Well delivered and succinct training.” Zebedees Day Nursery

“Thank you. Another very informative, helpful and interactive training session which allowed discussion.” Stepping Stones Pre-School
EAL PUPILS
a success story
This report comprises Key Messages, Implications for Schools’ Policy and Practice and Links for further reading. Read the full report here..

From: CENTRE FORUM (April 2016)
Education in England: Annual Report 2016 -
Chapter 3:
Pupil Characteristics, pp55 – 62


New School Census Data Collection Directives
Information, advice and guidance to support schools and EY settings to implement new School Census data collection directives. See Changes to School and EY Census, May 2016.
Kick Start manager Nora McKenna has summarised the main points and provided some suggestions of best practice in her article School Census 2016-2017: collection of country of birth and pupil nationality – an update.
Don't forget!
Black History Month (Oct) and European Day of Languages (26 Sept).

Click the links for further info and resources.

Post Brexit – the impact on some BME communities

Kick Start consultant Dot Lee and manager Nora McKenna have been looking into the issue and have identified some links to organisations and resources that can support schools and communities which have been affected. Click here to read their full report.

Peaches Golding"The award winning Kick Start Enterprise understands how to reach these vulnerable young people, build their self-esteem and unlock their ability to excel at learning."
Peaches Golding OBE