3rd Annual Progress and Attainment 8 in Schools Forum

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Thursday March 14, 2019 - Thursday March 14, 2019

08:45 - 16:20

The Hatton- etc Venues

51-53 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8HN

At this event, our Chief Social Scientist Angela Donkin discussed measuring progress and attainment in disadvantaged areas. This included:

  • Outlining the difference between Progress 8 measures for disadvantaged and non disadvantaged children/areas
  • Exampling how does the difference vary and what can we learn from this data
  • Looking at whether suggested curriculum narrowing / more slots to fill is disproportionally affecting disadvantaged pupils.
  • Highlighting what schools can do to support the progress of disadvantaged children and what more can central and local government do to support the progress of disadvantaged students

This Inside Governement forum also provided participants with the opportunity to examine successful methods of adapting and improving Progress 8 and Attainment scores. Attendees gained insight from Ofsted and leading policy figures on the implications of Progress 8 on inspections and the role it has on measuring overall progression and attainment levels. In addition, best practice case studies shared guidance on how to adapt to the Progress 8 process, demonstrate improvement, measure impact and maximise attainment to ensure high-quality outcomes for students by achieving a high Progress 8 score.

More about the event…

Presentation - Progress 8: Disadvantaged Pupils falling behind in secondary schools