We feature regular Research Studies on how SAM Learning can help schools and students raise their grades.

SchoolZone Research 7/7: Making the Most of Pupil Premium Funding

Senior leaders have mixed views about whether Pupil Premium funding should be centralised or used for the specific pupils entitled to it…

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SchoolZone Research 6/7: Making the Most of Catch-up Funding

The ways in which schools are using catch-up funding for Year 7 literacy and numeracy can be illustrated and summarised by the following quote: ‘Interventions and additional staffing.’ …

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SchoolZone Research Study 5/7: Closing the Gap

Schools strive to ‘close the gap’ between disadvantaged & non-disadvantaged pupils and seek ways to overcome this by providing academic support for pupils …

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SchoolZone Research Study 4/7: Subject-level Targeted Intervention

English and Maths count double in the P8 accountability measure, but of course there are six other subjects taken by students that also …

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SchoolZone Research Study 3/7: Literacy & Numeracy Catch-up

Currently, in all subjects, there is a general feeling of uneasiness about what 9–1 looks like in that subject, so teachers are lacking confidence in making …

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SchoolZone Research Study 2/7: Approaches to Assessment Data

Schools usually have between four and six data-capture points during the year – varying by key stage and department …

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SchoolZone Research Study 1/7: What are schools doing about Progress 8

The main issue at the moment is that schools are finding it very difficult to anticipate how well they are going to perform…

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