Key Actions for Raising Achievement: Guidance for teachers and school leaders is the final publication from the Agency’s Raising the Achievement of All Learners in Inclusive Education (RA) project. The guidance is now available online as an open-source document.
The RA project (2014–2017) studied three schools/Learning Communities in three different country contexts: Italy, Poland and UK (Scotland). The aim of setting up the Learning Communities was to ‘test’ ideas and to share practice. The project also established an international learning community, which facilitated discussions with school leaders and researchers from 29 participating countries through school visits and the use of an online discussion forum.
The new RA guidance shares the key learning and materials from the project. Its aim is to support schools to focus on equity and inclusion in order to provide quality education for all learners. The guidance is organised according to specific actions that are required individually and collectively to raise learner achievement, together with corresponding key messages relevant to the day-to-day practice of school leaders and teachers.
Throughout the guidance, practice examples from the project Learning Communities and participating countries illustrate what each action looks like in a school context. The guidance also contains numerous links to online materials and various resources from the Learning Communities, project participants and Agency member countries, as well as other national and international organisations.
By sharing a wide range of key research and practice examples, the guidance encourages leaders, teachers and other school-based professionals to read, reflect and collectively consider the potential of the project learning for their own situation.
The materials also have the potential to influence the thinking of decision-makers at all levels and help them to consider effective ways to support the implementation of such practice in their local or national policy context.
All RA outputs and further information, including the project conceptual framework and reports on individual countries’ approaches to raising achievement, are available on the project web area.