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

Publication date:
Aug 2008
EMA consultant, EMA manager, Inclusion staff, Lead intervention teacher, Parent, Teacher
Ethnic minority achievement, Guidance, Leadership, Preventing underachievement, Using data for improvement
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These materials for continuing professional development (CPD) are designed to support school leaders and their staff in narrowing gaps in attainment. The focus is on strengthening teaching and learning in order to raise the attainment and accelerate the progress of Black African and Black Caribbean children.

In three units, users are shown the context of Black African and Black Caribbean achievement compared to other groups, introduced to the relevant research, and offered a series of suggested activities, case studies and points for discussion.

Learning and teaching for Black children in the primary years is divided into the following Units

Unit 1: Conditions for learning

  • School culture
  • Transition and transfer
  • Partnership with parents, carers and the community

Unit 2A: Learning and teaching: planning, assessment and the curriculum

  • Pedagogy
  • Assessment for learning
  • Inclusive curriculum

Unit 2B: Learning and teaching: language and learning

  • Language for learning
  • Using the Primary Framework: literacy and mathematics

The materials also include 36 photographs to support continuing professional development (CPD) modules and for classroom teachers, information for school governors, and a route map with guidance for using these materials.

Five e-learning modules provide additional support for self-study and group activity.

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