Improving Pupil Progress in Years 7, 8 and 9

Closing the gap in Key Stage 3 and laying a firm foundation for achievement in Key Stage 4

According to Ofsted, the quality of teaching, and pupils’ progress and achievement in Years 7, 8 and 9 are not good enough. These weaknesses, they say, reflect a general lack of priority given to Key Stage 3 by many school leaders. This course offers help and advice on how to lead Years 7, 8 and 9 in order to ensure that the 3 years of a child’s education that constitute Key Stage 3 do not prove to be time wasted during which the attainment gap is allowed to widen, but are instead fruitful, enjoyable and rewarding.

Course Outcomes

  • Make Key Stage 3 a higher priority in all aspects of school planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Ensure the curriculum offer at Key Stage 3 is broad and balanced
  • Improve transition from Key Stage 2 to 3 so that it focuses as much on pupils’ academic needs as it does on their pastoral needs
  • Make sure systems and procedures for assessing and monitoring pupils’ progress in Key Stage 3 are robust
  • Ensure homework helps pupils to make good progress; and develop literacy and numeracy strategies that ensure pupils build on their prior attainment in Key Stage 2 in these crucial areas

This is one of the courses from our archive.

You can still have it delivered in your school or college, adapted to your needs and the current context, by one of our expert associates.

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