This report presents the findings from an evaluation of the effect and value for money of the gaining ground strategy.
The gaining ground strategy was launched with a budget of £40 million and ran for 2 years (September 2009 to July 2011). It supported school improvement in secondary schools that had reasonable-to-good GCSE examination results, but had poor progression rates in English and mathematics. The strategy comprised four main strands focusing on:
- school-to-school partnership working
- additional support from school improvement partners
- additional training in assessment for learning
- study support
This report looks at the effects and legacy arising from the strategy.