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Standards of Student Attainment in English Across Secondary Schools in Blackpool

In 2017, it was a fact that 282,603 school children were being taught at under-performing secondary schools. Many of these schools are in coastal regions like Blackpool.  It is only very recently that there has been an increase in government (Ofsted) and media concern in the achievement of learners in coastal regions.

A rapid intervention project involving a range of stakeholders was agreed. The Alliance for Learning Teaching School was commissioned to co-ordinate the project (October 2017). There were 8 secondary schools, including the PRU (Pupil Referral unit) involved and a financial package agreed over two years. Targets and expectations were made clear at the outset and an English Review Team was also established as part of this work

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