Closing the Gap2018-12-17T15:16:36+00:00

The Closing the Gap Review allows schools to review and evaluate their strategy and provision in addressing the attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged learners. The Review results in a clear and specific set of next steps to close the gap.

Key Features

The Closing the Gap Review provides schools with a systematic and collaborative process for reviewing and evaluating school provision for disadvantaged learners. The process reviews school provision in all areas that are proven to have significant impact on the attainment and progress of disadvantaged learners, leading to a precise evaluation of current practice and the identification of key areas for improvement.

The Closing the Gap Review is informed by the most recent research into the performance of disadvantaged learners. That research includes: the Education Endowment Foundation’s Closing the Attainment Gap Report (January 2018); the Education Policy Institute’s Education in England: Annual Report (July 2018); the DfE’s research reports: School Cultures and Practices: Supporting the Attainment of Disadvantaged Pupils (May 2018); and Academic Performance of Disadvantaged Learners in and out of London (June 2018).

What’s included?

A two day in school review facilitated by an EdisonLearning Achievement Adviser informed by:

  • A framework against which to review provision that defines exemplary practice in those features that are proven to impact positively on the attainment and progress of disadvantaged learners

  • A series of specific activities and key questions to ensure evaluation against the framework is both rigorous and valid

  • A handbook that guides you through the review process and enables schools to continue to review their provision in the future


  • Identification of current strengths and areas for development regarding the provision for disadvantaged learners
  • A clear set of next steps to close the attainment gap

How much does it cost for a school?

£1,670Exc. VAT

Self Review - materials only

£195Exc. VAT
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