Can your staff recognise and overcome barriers to learning?
This module applies recent research and excellence in school practice to enable schools to raise aspirations, using well-evidenced strategies to identify and address gaps relating to ethnicity, gender and social background.
This module was developed in partnership with David Birch, an experienced school leader and a specialist in pupil achievement. David Birch has extensive experience of school leadership as a headteacher, school improvement partner and leadership coach. He is also associate director of the National Education Trust and works as an associate education expert at The Key.
This module is suitable for teachers and middle leaders from early years to secondary education, and would benefit from the support of senior leaders..
There are four 90 minute sessions available. However, you may wish to adapt the content to suit your timings and the needs of your staff.
To get maximum benefit from the module, we recommend that the sessions are run consecutively, with sufficient time between sessions for participants to complete the inter-session tasks.
Session 1 - Identifying gaps and understanding pupil needs (90 minutes)
Gaps in academic performance are often symptoms of social and cultural inequality. This session explores how schools can overcome barriers to raising achievement and develop personalised interventions by gaining a fuller understanding of pupils’ individual needs.
Session 2 - Understanding the barriers to raising achievement (90 minutes)
This session explores some of the barriers to raising achievement and supports participants to consider four key areas:
Session 3 - What works in raising achievement? (90 minutes)
This session will explore the potential strategies that can be used to raise achievement and narrow gaps. It will specifically focus on:
Session 4 - Evaluating the impact of strategies to raise achievement (90 minutes)
This session brings together all the learning from sessions one to three and provides an opportunity for participants to plan an action research project in order to raise achievement. It explores how action research should be set up, monitored and evaluated and explores the role that lesson study may play in this process.
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