“Being part of the programme means that our Pupil Premium students are now at the forefront of teachers minds, and more than ever they know why there is a gap, why it shouldn't exist and simple effective strategies to ensure teaching and learning opportunities are the best they can be to try to make sure that gap doesn't exist at all.” - Participant school leader
Excellence for Everyone: a whole school approach
Excellence for Everyone (EfE) is a national programme which challenges the link between poverty and poor outcomes. The programme is designed to deliver transformational support for disadvantaged pupils and provide outstanding professional development to school staff.
Drawing on research-based content and experiences, professionals concentrate on a target cohort to gain clear insights into the issues and needs of disadvantaged pupils at their school. Practice that is proven to be effective for these pupils is then rolled out more widely across the school.
The programme supports schools to eliminate the barriers which prevent disadvantaged pupils from achieving their potential by developing whole school strategies that are:
- School-led: Long-term solutions need to be driven from within. We work with leaders, teachers and support staff to create a cohesive in-school programme that delivers lasting transformational impact on staff and their ability to tackle educational disadvantage.
- Collaborative: Working together develops powerful, enduring networks. The programme is built on a foundation of school-to-school learning, so schools can learn from others’ experiences and jointly design improvements.
- Evidence-based: Time and effort are two of a school’s most valuable resources. We make sure our schools spend theirs on initiatives which work.
- Committed: We have a moral purpose to succeed and make a real difference. We are dedicated to our mission of ensuring that every child can achieve their potential regardless of their start in life.