This report sets out the findings from an evaluation of the impact and value for money of the Gaining Ground Strategy. The strategy was launched with a budget of £40 million and ran for two years (September 2009 to July 2011). It supported school improvement in secondary schools that had reasonable-to-good GCSE examination results, but had poor progression rates in English and mathematics.
The strategy comprised four main strands focusing on: school-to-school partnership working; additional support from School Improvement Partners (SIPs); additional training in Assessment for Learning (AfL); and study support. This report focuses on the impacts and legacy arising from the strategy.
- Executive summary
- Schools’ priorities and expectations
- Use of Gaining Ground resources
- Impact of the Gaining Ground Strategy
- Legacy of the strategy
- Issues and challenges
- NPD modelling
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