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School Matters - Estelle Morris on the Attainment Gap

Synopsis
Estelle Morris, former secretary of state for education, visits schools in London and Sunderland that are successfully reducing the so-called "attainment gap" between groups of pupils. Talking to headteachers and looking around their schools, Estelle is shown the importance of tailoring support to the intake of the school and witnesses effective methods of doing this at the local level. Estelle asks what can be done by the government to help them close the gap, whilst experts discuss the plentiful data and explain the need to use it correctly. (30 minutes)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2007
Year of production
2007
Notes
Broadcast on Teachers TV on 30/11/2007
Subjects
Education
Keywords
educational opportunities; equality of opportunity; school management; social class

Online availability

URI
http://www.teachers.tv/video/23049
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Contributor
Estelle Morris

Distributor

Name

Teachers’ TV

Email
info@teachers.tv
Web
http://www.teachers.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7182 7430
Address
6-18 Berners Street
London
W1T 3LN
Notes
Funded by the Department for Education, Teachers’ TV was a producer and supplier of over 3,600 free videos and lesson resources to support the professional development of anyone working in school, enabling them to widen their skills, develop their practice, and connect with others in the field. Previously broadcast on digital television, the service became exclusively online from 31 August 2010, with programmes being available for free online viewing or download. Thge DfE terminated the contract with Teachers TV and delivery via the website ceased on 29 April 2011, with the programmes being offered to educational distributors free online delivery. Further details from the DfE website Until 29 April 2011 programmes from Teachers Television were streamed on the website and available for download to registered users (free registration). Programmes are aimed at primary and secondary school teachers in all subject areas, as well as headteachers and governors, and include observation of teaching sessions, materials for use in the classroom and discussion of issues relevant to education. Teachers TV was funded by the Department for Education but the contract ended in April 2011 and the programmes are being offered to educational distributors to deliver free at the point of use from their websites. Details of which titles are available in this way are on the DfE website http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/toolsandinitiatives/teacherstv

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