Exciting new developments in CUREE's work with Achievement for All
CUREE has worked with Achievement for All (AfA3As) since its early days as an independent charity. We are very pleased that we can now take this further forward with the support of the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) testing and trialling enhancements to the AFA programme using evidence based interventions known as Response to Intervention.
Many of you will already know about Achievement for All, a successful school improvement programme focussed on raising the aspirations, access and achievements of the 20% of vulnerable, special educational needs and disabled learners. After a successful national pilot in over 450 schools, the programme has now been adopted by hundreds of other primary and secondary schools. You can find out more about the programme here.
The AfA approach has proved successful but has not, thus far, been used specifically to respond to the problems of pupil performance and achievement associated with the transfer from primary to secondary schools. CUREE and AfA3As is now beginning a large scale randomised control trial (RCT) in 80 schools testing AfA's impact at primary/secondary transfer and, specifically, testing an enhancement to the AfA approach known as Response to Intervention (RTI). RTI is wholly compatible with AfA's core approach but adds to it some specific evidence-based approaches to improving reading and writing attainment and a multi-level intervention strategy.
Included in the programme is extensive training of coaches and champions. Watch our site for additional information in the New Year or subscribe the page for updates. Or you can contact Rebecca Raybould by email or phone on 024 7652 4036