You can download a suggested six-week improvement plan and adapt it to suit the needs of your department. You can also find the specific issues that this approach can address.
Six-week improvement plan
Download the Element 4: Example six-week improvement plan (DOC-57 KB) Attachments to see what actions your science department and leadership team could take to make measurable progress towards the quality standards.
You can adapt the plan and its timescale to help your department address its own issues on intervention. This is followed by a review process that will help provide feedback to the senior leadership team on progress and outcomes.
Issues to overcome
Schools have found that this approach addresses a range of intervention issues identified by their science department. These issues include:
- significant numbers of pupils not making the expected rates of progress over each key stage
- missing opportunities to identify and address pupils’ skills and barriers to their learning
- having a limited range of intervention support available for pupils who are struggling to make progress in science, or provision that is insufficiently linked to Wave 1 teaching in science lessons.