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Reaching out to all learners: using research to improve the achievement of students from disadvantaged backgrounds

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06 November 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chancellors Conference Centre
Chancellors Way, Moseley Road, Fallowfield
M14 6NN


This event will share the findings of a programme of collaborative action research that is focused on finding ways of improving the achievement of students from low-income backgrounds. It will involve presentations by teachers from secondary schools across Greater Manchester, chosen because of their relatively strong record of progress in relation to this agenda.

Building on earlier research carried out at the Manchester Institute of Education, these schools have worked in trios, engaging with evidence to explore new ways of reaching hard to reach learners. Following the group presentations there will be a plenary discussion led by Mel Ainscow CBE, Independent Chair of the Manchester Education and Employability Board and Emeritus Professor at the University of Manchester. Presenters and other attendees will be invited to question, discuss and reflect upon the implications of the research, and consider potential broader implications for research-informed teaching and learning.

This is a free and open event. In addition to the presenting practitioners, there are 40 places available for members of the public. The event and the research presented is likely to be of interest to teachers, school leaders, school governors, local authority members and anyone else with an interest in teaching and learning for equitable educational outcomes.