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Developing best practice in mixed attainment English teaching

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.

Aims

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

We are grateful to our partner teachers and schools: Lauren Cowan, James Creamer, Athena Pitsillis, Amar Kang, Katie Dobson, Rosie Lunt, Orhan Nas, Lorna Damms, Frank Difusco and Lucy Strike.

Resources

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.

Resource book

    Supporting materials for the exemplar lessons