Narrowing the Gaps - National Strategies (2009)

National Strategies

 

Narrowing the gaps includes all current material published by the National Strategies for working with pupils learning English as an additional language. It also includes material to support the learning of Black and Ethnic Minority pupils generally, Gifted and Talented pupils and children from Gypsy, Roma and traveller communities.

 

The materials are valuable for identifying and meeting the needs of groups and offering personalised learning to individual pupils. Many of the materials are targeted at more advanced learners of English whose needs are often overlooked in the classroom. Narrowing the Gap points out that "It is important to remember that vulnerable pupils may be disadvantaged in a number of ways". Learners of English as an additional language are likely to be found in all the categories included in this document.

 

The materials include guidance for practitioners in the classroom as well as CPD materials, e-learning courses and specific guidance for school managers. This is a valuable resource for educators and trainees in ITE, new and experienced teachers and Higher Level Teaching Assistants. The CPD materials can also be used at Master's Level in conjunction with theoretical and research literature on bilingual learners.

 

The materials have been grouped as follows:

Cross phase - Early Years and Foundation Stage - Primary - Secondary - CPD - Management.

Cross phase:

New Arrivals Excellence Programme - case studies http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/97907 (Multiverse 13909)

Identifying Gifted and Talented learners.

http://www.qcda.gov.uk/1960.aspx

Gifted and talented education: guidance on preventing underachievement: a focus on exceptionally able pupils

http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/84878

Gifted and talented education: helping to find and support children with dual or multiple exceptionality

http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/primary/publications/inclusion/gt_findsuportdme

 

Gifted and talented education: guidance on preventing underachievement: planning a whole school approach.

http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/183104

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Achievement - DfES Standards website (Multiverse 13382)

 

Early Years and Foundation Stage:

Supporting children learning EAL : guidance for practitioners in the EYFS

http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/84861 (Multiverse 13915)

 

Building futures: Believing in Children - A focus on provision for Black children in the EYFS

http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/170378

 

 

Primary:

Excellence and Enjoyment: learning and teaching for bilingual children in the primary years - Teaching units to support guided sessions for writing in English as an additional language.

http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/84933

Excellence and Enjoyment: Learning and Teaching for Black children in the primary years

http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/113037

Effective provision for Gifted and Talented children in primary education

http://publications.teachernet.gov.uk/eOrderingDownload/GTPrimary.pdf

 

Secondary:

Access and Engagement: Teaching pupils for whom English is an additional language (Multiverse 511, 512, 513, 514, 539)

Ensuring the attainment of more advanced learners of EAL. CPD modules

http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/187536?uc=force_uj

 

Raising the attainment of Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Somali and Turkish heritage pupils. Guidance for developing inclusive practice

http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/secondary/keystage3/all/respub/xc_ws_raising_attain0004308

Ensuring the attainment of Black pupils

http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/secondary/keystage3/all/respub/sec_blackattain

Effective provision for Gifted and Talented children in secondary education

http://publications.teachernet.gov.uk/default.aspx?PageFunction=productdetails&PageMode=publications&ProductId=DCSF-00830-2007

 

Management:

New Arrivals Excellence Programme - Management Guide (Multiverse 13909)

http://publications.teachernet.gov.uk/eOrderingDownload/newarrival_mangd_0004108.pdf

Ensuring the attainment of Black pupils - Management Guide (Multiverse 14266)

http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/97480

Raising the attainment of Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Somali and Turkish heritage pupils - Management Guide

http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/97864

Handbook for leading teachers for gifted and talented education

http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/168368

Gifted and talented education: guidance on preventing underachievement: planning a whole school approach.

http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/183104

 

CPD:

New Arrivals Excellence Programme - CPD Modules http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/113690

New Arrivals Excellence Programme - e-learning course

http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/183801

Gifted and talented e-learning modules

http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/175114

Excellence and Enjoyment: learning and teaching for bilingual children in the primary years . Professional development materials. (Multiverse 12870)

http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/primary/publications/inclusion/bi_children/

Ensuring the attainment of more advanced learners of EAL. CPD modules

http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/187758

Gifted and Talented Black pupils' achievement. CPD module and briefing pack.

http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/194811