The London Borough of Bromley working with multi academy trusts and schools to raise standards for disadvantaged children has produced this report 'Closing the Disadvantage Gap'
Children and young people in the London Borough of Bromley receive an excellent and inclusive education. However, despite interventions put in place to diminish educational gaps between disadvantaged children and their peers, gaps have remained significant.
The Closing the Gap project provided a forensic approach around the most effective interventions and actions that can be taken by schools. There is no doubt that strategies for disadvantaged pupils provide a level playing field and are beneficial to all pupils. We have learnt that strong relationships between educators and young people are fundamental to improving outcomes for disadvantaged children. So too is developing language skills; the importance of conversational reciprocity and language acquisition are crucial for the developing brain.
The studies in this booklet document changes implemented by schools during the project. Find out more here