- Collaboration takes time to build when there isn’t an embedded system in place to work together.
- Support from senior leaders is essential.
- New projects to drive improvement should be embedded with a school’s improvement plan.
Become a Collaborator on this Big Idea?
A range of projects implemented across Ipswich secondary schools with a focus on improving English and Maths outcomes for key stage 3 pupils.
AudienceHead Teachers / School Leaders, Local Authorities, Pastoral and Support Staff, School Teachers, Trusts
OutcomeLiteracy, Numeracy, Raising Attainment
Ingredients For Success
Area Most Impacted
Maths Screencasts - Northgate High
If you don't know how to revise maths, you can't revise maths! We created a series of screencasts, like the one above, within the classroom explaining how to approach the full range of maths questions encountered in KS3. The screencasts were tailored to the appropriate level for the learners.
Stop and Read - Westbourne Academy
We invested in Accelerated Reader licences for al KS3 students. Staff were trained in the Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) approach and encouraged to share best practice and support each other as necessary.
These are a list of Big Idea resources that you can use to implement in your setting:
Access the resources you need to run this project in your school here.
Read more about this project in the Ipswich Star.
Hear a one minute overview of the project on Twitter here.
Read the EEF Guidance Report on Metacognition and Self-Regulated Learning here
Read the EEF Guidance Report on Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools here
Read the EEF Guidance Report on Improving Maths in KS2 and 3 here
Read the EEF Guidance Report on Improving Secondary Science here
Read the EEF Guidance Report on Using Digital Technology to Improve Learning here