Evaluating the Impact of the Raising School Standards Initiative in Belfast

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HDL Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2428/7641
Title:
Evaluating the Impact of the Raising School Standards Initiative in Belfast
Authors:
Taggart, Brenda; Sammons, Pam
Abstract:
In 1994, a major (£3m) three year school improvement initiative was launched in Belfast. The project was a collaborative venture involving primary and secondary schools, the Belfast Education and Library Board and the office of the Department for Education Northern Ireland. The aims of the initiative were to provide additional support and resources to help 14 schools address significant disadvantage and under-achievement. Participating schools produced "Action Plans" to help focus their work around the key areas of: (A) the quality of management, teaching and learning within the school (B) improving the standards of literacy and numeracy (C) improving levels of qualifications (D) improving links with local industry (E) increasing parental involvement (F) dealing with problems of discipline, and (G) improving attendance and punctuality. The evaluation included the analysis of documents (eg school development plans, Action Plans, school policy documents), schools' statistics (pupil attainment. progress, attendance and behaviour), interviews and questionnaires. The paper will examine the extent to which participating schools were able to raise standards and the process of change in schools in relation to three key foci: management, teaching & learning and educational standards. The implications or the evaluation for school improvement and development will be discussed.
Issue Date:
Apr-1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2428/7641
Additional Links:
http://brs.leeds.ac.uk/cgi-bin/brs_engine
Type:
Project Report
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Conference PapersSchool ImprovementSchool Improvement

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dc.contributor.authorTaggart, Brenda-
dc.contributor.authorSammons, Pam-
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-19T11:02:15Z-
dc.date.available2007-01-19T11:02:15Z-
dc.date.issued1998-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2428/7641-
dc.description.abstractIn 1994, a major (£3m) three year school improvement initiative was launched in Belfast. The project was a collaborative venture involving primary and secondary schools, the Belfast Education and Library Board and the office of the Department for Education Northern Ireland. The aims of the initiative were to provide additional support and resources to help 14 schools address significant disadvantage and under-achievement. Participating schools produced "Action Plans" to help focus their work around the key areas of: (A) the quality of management, teaching and learning within the school (B) improving the standards of literacy and numeracy (C) improving levels of qualifications (D) improving links with local industry (E) increasing parental involvement (F) dealing with problems of discipline, and (G) improving attendance and punctuality. The evaluation included the analysis of documents (eg school development plans, Action Plans, school policy documents), schools' statistics (pupil attainment. progress, attendance and behaviour), interviews and questionnaires. The paper will examine the extent to which participating schools were able to raise standards and the process of change in schools in relation to three key foci: management, teaching & learning and educational standards. The implications or the evaluation for school improvement and development will be discussed.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://brs.leeds.ac.uk/cgi-bin/brs_engineen
dc.subjectSchool Effectivenessen
dc.subjectSchool Improvementen
dc.subjectSchool Based Managementen
dc.subjectNorthern Irelanden
dc.titleEvaluating the Impact of the Raising School Standards Initiative in Belfasten
dc.typeProject Reporten
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