Based on chosen type of consultancy and level of support needed
Schools/MATs across all phases of education
Building on over 20 years of research by Dylan Wiliam and Siobhan Leahy, this programme has shown to make a positive impact on student achievement and teacher behaviours. The Education Endowment Foundation found that schools which implemented the programme found:
With the support from the EEF, we are offering schools a free telephone consultation with Senior Education Lead, Corinne Settle. Corinne leads on the EFA programme and will discuss how it can be tailored towards the needs of your school.
Through monthly workshops, known as Teacher Learner Communities (TLCs), groups of teachers focus on key formative assessment strategies that could be used in their classroom and feedback on the impact of techniques previously used. In between the workshop sessions, teachers are encouraged to conduct peer lesson observations and provide feedback to each other regularly.
Over a sustained period, this leads to whole-school impact as the TLC model provides support and accountability, and the regularity of the meetings supports a change in classroom habits which permeates throughout the school with conversations in staff rooms, classroom drop-ins and regular peer observation and reviews.
Download a sample of one of the Teacher Learner Community workshops.
Throughout the year, our EFA Ambassador schools offer you an opportunity to see the EFA programme in action. These online open days will allow you to hear from the school’s leadership team, teachers and students to gain a better understanding of how the programme works, how it has benefited the whole school and get answers to any questions you have about the programme.
What is an EFA Ambassador School?
An EFA Ambassador School is a school that:
To find out more about the programme and our EFA open days, complete our online form to express an interest and our dedicated team will respond to you directly.
Clare Taylor, EFA Lead, Helsby High School, describes key features, including staff enjoyment through teacher-centred development, and student involvement in success criteria.
Tanja Albert, deputy learning support manager, and Alice Hagger, deputy head of English, Ricards Lodge High School, explain the formative assessment techniques that have worked well with all students, including those with SEND.
Helsby High School teachers and school leaders share their experience of embedding formative assessment through the two-year teacher learning communities (TLCs) programme.