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Schooling the Estate Kids.

Author: Carl Parsons
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2012.
Series: Studies in professional life and work.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Schooling the Estate Kids chronicles the trajectory of one Kent secondary school which was twice dubbed 'the worst school in England' in the national press. Serving a high poverty neighbourhood, The Ramsgate School was challenged by national targets, low levels of attainment of the school intake at 11 and difficulties of recruitment and retention of quality staff. The local housing estates were amongst the most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Parsons, Carl.
Schooling the Estate Kids.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Parsons
ISBN: 9789462090132 9462090130
OCLC Number: 831115545
Notes: The injustice of poor children and families getting poor schools.
Description: 1 online resource (170 pages).
Contents: Schooling the Estate Kids; TABLE OF CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; GLOSSARY; PREFACE; CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 2: AN ESTATE OF MIND; WHERE ARE WE?; THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT; POVERTY IN THE UK; CHAPTER 3: I LIVE ON THE NEWINGTON ESTATE; A COMMUNITY; THREE FAMILIES: PAT'S, MILLIE'S AND GINA'S; Pat's Family --
Getting by and Coming Through with no Complaints; Millie's Family --
Head Down, Battle on; Gina's Family --
Struggling On; FAMILY LIFE ON THE ESTATE; CHAPTER 4: THE ECOLOGY OF A SCHOOL IN CHALLENGINGCIRCUMSTANCES; AN ESTATE SCHOOL; A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY. PERIOD ONE: SOCIAL BACKGROUND AND HISTORY OF THE CONYNGHAMSCHOOL --
THE DECENT, RESPECTED SECONDARY MODERN FROM 1963-1992Mr S --
Headteacher 1; Mr D --
Headteacher 2; PERIOD TWO: THE CONYNGHAM SCHOOL --
EXPOSURE, COMPARISON, MARKETS AND DOWNWARD PRESSURES 1993-1999; Mr B --
Headteacher 3; ENDNOTE; CHAPTER 5: THE WORST SCHOOL IN ENGLAND -WHOSE FAULT?; INTRODUCTION; OVERVIEW OF THE PERIOD; Mr K --
Headteacher 3; Mrs G --
Headteacher 4; Mr N --
Headteacher 5; ENDNOTE; CHAPTER 6: SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT AND BLOOD ONTHE TRACKS; INTRODUCTION; THE DIAGNOSIS; THE TEAM AND THE PLAN; THE TREATMENT. Inspectors and monitoringstaff competence and threats of dismissal; exit from the ramsgate schoo; endnote; chapter 7: the academy --
vision, principles, structures and ethos of a new beginning; the phoenix syndrome; the building; the academy plan and the national picture; the transition to being an academy; the inspiration; the values of the marlowe academy; the newington pheonix; chapter 8: the marlowe academy --
action, reactionand impact; a new culture and another new beginning; the first year; the atmosphere and relationships; assemblies, cohesion and learning; staff and staffing. Lessons and learningspecial educational needs; results; how the academy was officially judged; reflecting on six years as the marlowe academy; chapter 9: school improvement measures --
academicresearch, practical interventions, failing, succeeding; introduction; the forces that drive a school down; poverty, inequality and low levels of achievement; national educational market policies; blame the teachers; improving schools in challenging circumstances; collective response; a successful model for improving a schoolin challenging circumstances. Chapter 10: a school to serve: young people andparents with views, hopes and aspirationsintroduction; aspirations of young people; relationships; pressure; discipline; homework and the extended day; students with attitude; the capabilities and hopes of parents; the capacity of parents; engagement with parents; interventions with families; closing the attainment gap(s) with families; the national context for engaging, supporting and interveningwith children and families in challenging circumstances; parents and families are the key; chapter 11: making a working class school work; introduction.
Series Title: Studies in professional life and work.

Abstract:

Schooling the Estate Kids chronicles the trajectory of one Kent secondary school which was twice dubbed 'the worst school in England' in the national press. Serving a high poverty neighbourhood, The Ramsgate School was challenged by national targets, low levels of attainment of the school intake at 11 and difficulties of recruitment and retention of quality staff. The local housing estates were amongst the most deprived in the country and shared the school's negative reputation. The school became The Marlowe Academy in 2005 with new leadership and a new building (in 2006). Student numbers incr.

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