Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap – Test and Learn

Manley Park is leading alliance schools in a research project with NCSL, Curee & Durham University. Closing the Gap – Test and Learn is designed to carry out Random controlled Trials to find out exactly which interventions are effective in raising attainment and why.

Closing the gap

The four schools will access training on the interventions, collate data and reflect on the findings together with other schools in the trials. This is a nationwide piece of research which involves hundreds of schools (180 Teaching Schools) and approximately 30,000 pupils. We are really excited to be involved and to be in a position to engage in high quality dialogue with the institutes leading the research.

Manley Park has been selected as active participants in the trial for 1st Class@number. We will have a teacher and TA trained at Edge Hill University. The intervention will then be trialled in school before the data is collected again in Spring. This intervention fits very well with the additional research work we are carrying out in maths through the Reflective Inquiry program.

Chorlton Park have been selected as active participants in the Response to Intervention trial. They will access training on a range of interventions and carry these out with a select group of pupils based on the Autumn data collection. Further data will be collected in Spring to analyse the impact of each intervention.

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