Cracking the "Close Tos": Increasing the Attainment of Lower Achieving Pupils through Explicit Teaching of Metacognition and Self Regulation Strategies
The course will explore the impact of strategies that schools are currently implementing and aim to focus teaching for lower attaining pupils (who have no SEND) more effectively. The course consists of a review of current thinking, action research and sharing best practice across schools. The project will run over two terms with up to 20 schools from across Hampshire. There will be four face-to-face sessions over the course of the project, with action research in the schools taking place during the year in between these sessions.
Multi-session course for
Primary School Year Leaders/Phase Leaders/Class Teachers
Sarah Dunn - Primary Phase Inspector/LLP - Sharon Taylor - General Phase Inspector/Adviser
Knowledge and understanding
The sessions focus on
developing theoretical knowledge and understanding metacognition pedagogies
that have a proven impact on improved attainment for lower attaining pupils.
Course content and methodology
- Introduction - why are we here?
- Theory – metacognition and self regulation
- Baseline – what
do we currently do?
- Gap task –
identify focus group of pupils and undertake ‘baseline’ assessments ‘what is
the impact of our current
strategy?’ ‘Are we utilising it to the
- Further reading
- Use of language - impact on learners
groups - review outcomes of gap task – draw out any general findings, or
specific things of interest
- Decide on ‘action research’
– how are you going to refine your pedagogy in terms of these pupils?
- Review, impact assessment and next steps.
Other Booking Information
This programme is split across two financial years. The total cost is Sub £275 SLA £175 Full £330 which will be spread over two financial years as follows:
- 17/18 Sub £205 SLA £130 Full £246
- 18/19 Sub £70 SLA £45 Full £84