To answer that question one needs to find a programme that not only does make a major difference to pupils and students in an important area of study, but which also generates improvements that can be easily measured and readily verified.
Perhaps the most obvious area of work that meets these twin criteria is literacy.
Clearly it is not difficult to identify students who have slipped behind in terms of literacy. But if one can then, in a short period of time, ensure they have caught up, then the progress cannot be questioned.
What’s more, with this approach in place and the results proven it is possible to move on from there and use the same method with other students who likewise have slipped behind.
The approach that can achieve this dramatic turnaround, and which is a perfect use of Pupil Premium funding, uses one-to-one tuition for selected pupils and students but without the costs generally expected with these sorts of initiatives.
To demonstrate that this initiative works, we offer a free trial of our approach within which every literacy misunderstanding and every concept not fully grasped is instantly spotted, resulting in the pupil going back a step for remedial work.
Each individual’s literacy needs are analysed and each student is directed to an engaging set of activities which remedy any deficits before advancing through to the next set of skills.
This level of instruction is thus accurately reflective of the student’s current abilities, and each student gets a feeling of success and progress which of itself is highly motivational.
To see this process in action before making any firm decisions, there is more information about Lexia Strategies® and the extraordinary results that other schools have seen here. You can also read a variety of case studies here.
You will find on the top right of the page the link to gain full access to the program for 30 days without any payment or commitment.
If you want to know more about the program, please do call 0191 482 1939 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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