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Strategies to raise achievement (secondary)
How can secondary schools raise achievement? We look at case studies on how secondary schools have raised achievement. We also relay advice on how schools can use continuing professional development for staff and personalised career goals for pupils to raise achievement.
Raising achievement through business and enterprise
The Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT) has published case studies about how a business and enterprise specialism has helped to raise achievement in secondary schools.
The specialist schools programme has now been discontinued, but schools may still find the strategies outlined in the case studies helpful.
Reducing the Key Stage (KS) 3 curriculum to two years, with pupils spending between 50% and 60% of their time with their ‘base tutor’. The document says this helps the transition to secondary school and enables base tutors to get to know pupils very well Organising the curriculum in large blocks of time, with up to half a day or a day allocated to a subject. The document says this allows for more extended pieces
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