Webinar

The trend towards place-based change and how schools across Bolton are addressing the language deficit

Hosted Date 20/05/2020

The trend towards place-based change

How can we deliver educational change in areas of poverty? What data should we look at? And what kinds of initiatives are currently having an impact? 

Graeme Duncan, the Chief Executive of Right to Succeed – a charity that works to deliver educational change in areas of poverty – explains how data can be used to effect place-based change, particularly in the areas of literacy and social, emotional and mental health. The Blackpool Key Stage 3 Literacy Project is used as an example case study, with a focus on how reading and attitudinal data has both informed the programme and helped to deliver positive change. 

Graeme also provides ideas for the successful implementation of programmes you can use across a locality and across a family of schools. 

How schools across Bolton are addressing the language deficit

In the second part of the webinar, Lisa Ling (Director of Secondaries at Whole Education) and representatives from Bolton also share how a language acquisition project across the locality is leading to improvements in students' reading outcomes, both in individual and across the member secondary schools. 

The project, now in its second year, has been led by the Bolton Learning Partnership, a collective of 28 secondary schools committed to ambitious collaboration, alongside Whole Education and GL Assessment.   

In this session, the team share the journey so far, how this is the start of a sustainable Bolton led improvement model and what aspects we believe could be shared and implemented elsewhere.