SchoolZone Targeted Intervention Research

SchoolZone consulted with 50 secondary schools in December 2016 to ask them what strategies they are using for targeted intervention. Schools were asked how they are supporting Y7 and Y8 literacy and numeracy catch-up, disadvantaged students and Progress 8 groups. Schools were also asked how they use data to identify those pupils to target and what sources of funding they are using for targeted intervention. The research was commissioned by SAM Learning, who provide a cost-effective framework for Targeted Intervention.

Literacy & Numeracy Catch-up

What challenges are secondary schools facing around skills gaps? Read more…

SAM Learning - Helping school students raise their GCSE results

Closing the Gap

Schools are striving to ‘close the gap’ between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils. Read more…

Subject-level Targeted Intervention

English and Maths count double in the P8 accountability measure. Read more…

SAM Learning - Helping school students raise their GCSE results

What are schools doing about Progress 8

The new accountability measure, reported for the first time in 2016, uses progress from KS2 to GCSE. Read more…

SAM Learning - Helping school students raise their GCSE results

Approaches to Assessment Data

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

Making the Most of Pupil Premium Funding

Senior leaders have mixed views about whether Pupil Premium funding should be centralised. Read more…

SAM Learning - Helping school students raise their GCSE results

Making the Most of Catch-up Funding

The ways in which schools are using catch-up funding for Year 7 literacy and numeracy. Read more…

SAM Learning - Helping school students raise their GCSE results