Achievement Unlocked

17 July 2018

North Yorkshire County Council and Rosendale Research School have run a year-long collaborative partnership programme called ‘Achievement Unlocked’. The programme focusses on improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners in North Yorkshire schools. This is the second cohort of schools we have worked with. The first was in 2016-17.

The programme involves a series of school reviews, led by Rosendale Research School, input on from national experts on key themes that arise and follow up visits. The programme is bookended with by a launch and ‘wrap up conference’. There was also a study trip to visit successful schools beyond North Yorkshire. Expert input came from UCL Institute of Education, Aspirer Research School, Huntingdon Research School, Lyons Hall School, Burt Mill Academy (both Essex) and many more.

The report, which can be accessed here, highlights ten foundations for tackling educational disadvantage. These are as follows:

  • Consistent, values-led leadership
  • Relationships
    High quality, inclusive teaching and learning
    Characteristics of less successful learners
    Addressing barriers to learning
    Literacy and oral language
    Research evidence
    A school-wide understanding of the strategy
    Monitoring and evaluation

If you have any questions about the report please contact Marc Rowland via

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