This report will look at developing professional practice in Business Education. The report will analyse the effectiveness of teaching a scheme of work and the lessons delivered during the time at Batley Business and Enterprise College. The report will also look at how teaching has promoted the learning of pupils and how the scheme will affect future teaching practice. 2.0 The school
Batley Business and Enterprise College is an 11-16 community comprehensive school with strong links to post 16 colleges in the locality. The College provides a wide-range of curriculum activities that aims to meet the needs of the pupils regardless of ability, background or culture. The last OFSTED inspection in 2003 found that the school was well - governed and well - managed and that further success and improvements would continue however since the inspection in 2003 GCSE results have continued to go much higher, the school has undergone a multi-million pound transformation and have acquired Business and Enterprise Specialist College status, Investors in People status and Full Service Extended School status. The Blenheim Centre is open to parents and the community there are various activities for parents to do there such as: Tai Chi, Aromatherapy and Healthy Eating days. Dads are encouraged to join in with Fishing and Sports trips. The careers service within the school has strong links with training providers, businesses and colleges of Further and Higher Education. The school has employed community workers from a range of backgrounds to support parents and pupils regardless of their culture. The College also benefits from being part of an Excellence Cluster with additional funding that enables the college to fund extra gifted and talented pupil programmes, employ learning mentors, neighbourhood enrichment officers and run a learning support unit. These partnerships mentioned above not only serve to enhance the learning environment of the pupils at the college but they also increase the life chances and career prospects. 3.0 Special Educational Needs of Batley Business and College The school is an all boys 11-16 comprehensive set in the town of Batley approximately 155 of the 547 pupils have English as a second language and language development is paramount in the curriculum. There are currently 14 pupils who are awaiting a Statement of Special Educational Needs, whilst 207 are at School Action or School Action Plus. (See appendix 1) Batley Business and Enterprise College have adopted a whole school approach to SEN policy and practice. Pupils identified with SEN are fully integrated into mainstream classes. In addition the SENCO unit attends primary schools in order to highlight current abilities and to attempt to identify individual problems. The SEN Code of Practice 2002 makes it clear that all teachers are teachers of pupils with special educational needs. Dealing with special educational needs is not just the responsibility of the SEN department. Departments within the school have clear policies on differentiation and ensure that the work set is suitable to the needs of the pupils. Each department has its own representative responsible for liaising between SENCO and other departments. Teachers are responsible for identifying pupils with SEN and in addition they ensure that those pupils require different support. Assessment is the process by which pupils with SEN can be identified. The main methods of provision made by the school Batley Business Enterprise College are as follows: * Fulltime education in classes, with additional help and support by subject teachers through differentiated materials * In-class support with adult assistance
* Attendance at a specialised unit within the school
* Successmaker Programme
* 1-1 reading with an ETA
Educational Teaching Assistants (ETA) at the college is assigned to individual departments. This allows them to develop specialist’s knowledge which...