Carrie Sabin-Young provides an overview of Impact Learning and what it can help schools and students to achieve. Ofsted require heads, teaching and support staff to evidence how they are 'teaching and securing learning', how they are managing behaviour, and how they are working with parents and the wider local community. The 'Curriculum for the 21st Century' charges all teachers with responsibility for ensuring that students leave school as responsible citizens, fully equipped to lead financially independent lives; able to care for themselves and their families. To enable schools to achieve the mandate, Government Ministers, Head Teachers and lead professionals continue to search for the missing elements that inhibit success. This book will outline the extent of 'intellectual poverty', how it has come about, and its negative influence on young people, their teachers and society. Intellectual poverty limits potential and growth, as well as self esteem and confidence, but worse, it limits hope and possibility. To address this, it is necessary to rethink the knowledge, understanding and skills required by each practitioner.
The success of the Impact Learning Programme (ILP) is due in part to the process of using resources with students that alter the perception, practice and performance of staff while they are operating within the classroom. By using the Impact Learning models and techniques, teaching and support staff become empowered to teach students how to learn and how to demonstrate learning, rapidly increasing motivation, aspiration, expectation and engagement for all. It increases the confidence, competency and capacity of staff and enables them to adapt their teaching to achieve results while addressing the needs of students, parents and the business community. Through case studies and other means, this practical book will demonstrate how this can be achieved.