Reaching out to all Learners: A Raising Attainment Project

This action learning project, initiated through the Greater Manchester Education and Employability Board is  intended  to encourage the development of more effective ways of raising attainment among students from disadvantaged backgrounds as they move into and through Key Stages 3 and 4.

Schools identified by the partnership as having some success in raising attainment for disadvantaged groups were matched with an additional cohort of schools who have some distance to travel.  Schools were then placed in trios, each including schools from different authorities and with at least one school that has a strong record in relation to the agenda of the project.  Funded by GM LAs and SHINE and match funded through the North West/Lancashire and West Yorkshire School Improvement Board, the schools developed research based projects focusing on a range of activities to raise attainment for their students. Materials in this section provide an overview of the project, summaries of good practice, research guidance and account of practice from the schools involved.

There has been a major focus within the project on parental engagement, mentoring and curriculum redesign. The next phase of the project is set to begin in early spring and an invitation will be issued to other schools interested in joining the project.

Ainscow Disadvantage Research Paper 18/10/2018

GM Project Questionnaire Summary Dec 

GM School Research Guide January 2019

Reaching Our to Learners Research Paper July 2020

Accounts of Practice 

CoOP Failsworth Account of Practice 

Harper Green Account of Practice

Hawkley Account of Practice 

Levenshulme Account of Practice

Mount St Joseph Account of Practice 

Oldham North Account of Practice 

Stretford High Account of Practice 

The Derby Account of Practice 

Wellacre Account of Practice 

Wright Robinson Account of Practice