Dartford LCT Board
Sub-Group Feedback Report
Date of LCT Board Meeting: 5th July 2012
Name of Sub-Group:
Report Prepared By: Kate Reynolds on behalf of Maggie Bolton
Dates of Sub-Group Meetings:
14th June 2012, 22nd June 2012
Key Points Raised:
Group received a report from the first DASCo Literacy (cross phase) Sub Group
Planning and arrangements were finalised for Literacy Conference on 22.6.12.
David Lloyd (Headteacher) gave feedback from a training course he attended on
the new National Standards for Teachers and the Appraisal Process –
implications resulting from these changes will be a focus for DASCo in
September to ensure transparency and consistency across schools
DASCo Literacy Conference with Keynote Speaker, David Birch (Deputy Director,
National Education Trust) – 79% of all Dartford schools attended.
Sue Tunnicliffe (Kent Challenge Lead Advisor) gave an overview of Dartford
schools’ literacy standards. Message from data:
o Need to consider higher attainers’ progress;
o Raise attainment in maths;
o Collaboration between schools is very important (with support from the
David Birch and colleagues from five different schools ran various literacy
workshops. As these were very successful they may be run as longer twilight
sessions in the autumn.
Delegates worked in small groups to complete Literacy Development Priorities
2012/13 proformas (Dartford Plan). These will be reviewed by the DASCo
Literacy Sub Gp and will be used to inform future literacy planning.
Maggie Bolton advised Headteachers of the DASCo Membership Scheme fee
costs and of the benefits schools would gain if they join. Schools will be
contacted individually; it is planned that the scheme will be up and running by
the end of the summer term in readiness for September.
County financial support is being sought (match funding) for the DASCo
membership scheme, but the County will not support the Literacy Project
specifically. Therefore a grant from the Community Chest (£15K) could provide
Decisions needed by the Board:
Support for a Community Chest Grant
Budget implications: (if any)
Board support for a bid of £15k from the Community Chest to support the Literacy plan
to meet targets to raise identified standards.