Strengthening research-informed teaching of English to mixed attainment classes
This project took place in 2016-17 and was funded by UCL Institute of Education seed funding.
Drawing on the award-winning project 'Best Practice in Mixed Attainment' and in collaboration with English teachers, we set out to develop a set of principles and exemplar lessons to strengthen the research-informed teaching of English to mixed attainment classes.
The aim of the project was threefold:
- To develop research-informed practice in secondary school English teaching, drawing on the award-winning project Best Practice in Mixed Attainment.
- To create resources for use by and inspiration of English teachers to support mixed attainment teaching at Key Stage 3.
- To strengthen the resources available to English teachers to argue in favour of evidence-based mixed attainment teaching practice.
- Project team
- Partner teachers and schools
There were several products of this collaborative project, including a resource book with background information, professional development activities, and example lessons; supporting materials for the example lessons; and a short film.
Supporting materials for the exemplar lessons
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- Example lesson 7: