Raising the Achievement of Bilingual Learners in Primary Schools: Interim Report

NFER

01 April 2005

In 2004, NFER was commissioned by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) to evaluate the pilot Raising the Achievement of Bilingual Learners, which was part of the Primary National Strategy (PNS).

This present report summarises the initial findings from the first twelve months of the evaluation. Data sources were interviews with key staff (the Primary National Strategy Manager, the Ethnic Minority Achievement Manager and the pilot consultant) in a sample of seven local education authorities participating in the pilot, and interviews with a range of staff (leadership team members, class teachers) in three primary schools within each of these authorities.

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