Schools in North East – take part in trial to raise attainment

Primary schools in the North East are being invited to take part in a trial to improve literacy levels, run by leading education charity Achievement for All.

Achievement for All received a significant grant from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to evaluate the charity’s award winning Schools Programme; an approach already being used by 2,000 schools across England and Wales to close the attainment gap between children deemed vulnerable to underachievement – including those on free school meals and those with special educational needs – and their peers.

The programme focuses on four elements: Leadership; teaching and learning; engaging with parents and carers; and wider outcomes like enjoyment and engagement in the wider school community. It is delivered directly into schools via a team of highly trained specialist coaches.

The EEF trial will invite 70 schools to take part in the programme at a reduced cost. Each of those schools will receive bespoke content and coaching, based on analysis of their individual data and their own perceived issues.

Delivery will focus on primary schools in the North East as part of the EEF’s five-year campaign to improve literacy levels in the region.

Schools are already signing up, so don’t miss out! If you are interested in taking part or would like any more information, please contact Achievement for All directly via takepart@afaeducation.org

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