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Rejector Schools Research Summary Roger Titford, Further Thought Susie Fisher, The Susie Fisher Group

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First, the bad news External email communication generally doesn’t reach the right teacher Often sent without personal name / designated job title Very little incentive for school office to pass on Some HoD are diligent; Senior Management perhaps less so Some very strong (out-sourced) SPAM filters exist

Even if it does get through it’s likely to be ignored Teacher focus on internal email only Deluge of emails for some – ‘snowflakes in a snow-storm’ Mental pre-disposition says there is not time for ‘reaching out’

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The moment of readiness “No stability with teachers. Impossible to find HoD”

CLOSED to

“Not right now, we’re two staff down.” 3

“You can’t insist on meetings. The circumstances have to be right”

“Unengaged parents, high SEN, sick teachers – It’s all about containment not innovation.”

ALL initiative s


The moment of readiness

42 (?) days But every now and again the moment of readiness dawns. How do we spot it – and how do we fertilise it? 4


Some possible opportunities out there now? Huge current focus on Maths Accrediting BTEC assignments with CREST Some ring-fenced G&T funding within target schools Unused / under-used enrichment days / flexi-weeks Pupil Premium funds Widespread lack of awareness of CREST among these teachers

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The 5 stages of CREST adoption Awareness Acceptance Relevance Adoption Endorsement 6

= STEM


The 5 stages of CREST adoption - schemas State

Awareness Acceptance Relevance Adoption Endorsement 7

Channel

Desired response

PGCE, TES, Network events

“It’s about extra-curricular or enrichment for STEM.”

CREST website, CEO / LC, teacher events LCs, projects, ideas, resources Registration, 1-2-1s Assessment, ambassadors Network events, case histories, being ambassador

“From British Science Association. UCAS and nationally accredited, lots of support, 3 levels, well-established – wow!” “Got it! Just what I need for my Y8s and the Science Club.” “We’re going to do it and they’ve been really helpful setting it up.”

“It’s made me a better teacher, helped my students and I’d like to share the experience.”


CREST Rejector Schools Presentation  

Research findings on schools who have declined a tailored opportunity to take up CREST Awards

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