Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2019

Scottish Attainment Challenge: Live Narrative Project

What is this?

​​​​​This resource provides four case studies describing a range of schools and their engagement with the Scottish Attainment Challenge. It takes a ‘Live Narrative’ Approach. This approach has three principles:

  • ​​​Communication: There will be regular communications about the Live Narrative Project schools
  • Collaboration: There will be opportunities provided for practitioners and school leaders to interact with the Live Narrative schools
  • Review: These Live Narrative Exemplars will be reviewed and regularly updated providing updates on the school’s developing engagement with the Scottish Attainment Challenge

Who is this for?

​This resource is for educators involved in the Scottish Attainment Challenge​.

​How to use this exemplar to improve practice

Each exemplar can be used to support professional dialogue within and between​ establishments around their own Scottish Attainment Challenge interventions​.

Improvement questions

  • What data was gathered prior to beginning our Scottish Attainment Challenge intervention?
  • How did this data inform our choice of intervention?
  • What subsequent data ​are we gathering to measure the effectiveness of our intervention?
  • What is our key focus in relation to the Scottish Attainme​nt Challenge?​
  • How might we engage with these Live Narrative exemplars to challenge and influence our own on-going practice?

Download(s)

Warout Primary School, Fife

Extending and enhancing vocabulary understanding and usage in oral and written responses. Partnership working with NHS Fife Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT) Services.​

PDF file: Warout Interactive presentation (519 KB)

PDF file: Warout A3 Live narrative poster (559 KB)

 

​Lundavra Primary School, Highland

Establishment of an in-school Children's Services Worker working with children and families to enhance provision across a range of interventions.

PDF file: Lundavra Interactive presentation (537 KB)

PDF file: Lundavra A3 Live narrative poster (562 KB)

 

Mosspark Primary School, Glasgow City

Using digital learning to raise whole school attainment in numeracy with a specific focus on SIMD 1 and​ 2 learners.​

PDF file: Mosspark Interactive presentation (514 KB)

PDF file: Mosspark A3 Live narrative poster (477 KB)

 

e-Sgoil, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

e-Sgoil virtual learning approach to overcome barriers to learning across a range of local authorities and aspects of pedagogy​.

PDF file: e-Sgoil Interactive presentation (397 KB)

PDF file: e-Sgoil A3 Live narrative poster (519 KB)​​

PDF file: e-Sgoil Interactive presentation (Gaelic version) (357 KB)

PDF file: e-Sgoil A3 Live narrative poster (Gaelic version) ​(522 KB)

 

Park Primary, Dumfries and Galloway

Raising attainment through individualised approaches with learners focused on aspects of readiness to learn and language development.​

PDF file: Park Primary Interactive presentation (425 KB)

PDF file: Park Primary A3 Live narrative poster (463 KB)

 

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Explore this exemplar

What was done?​

Four schools will be followed throughout the period of Pupil Equity Funding. The developing story of how each school works to close the poverty-related attainment gap and raise attainment will be described. There will be opportunities for others to engage with the schools - in relation to their own Scottish Attainment Challenge interventions.

Why was it done?

Headteacher Focus Groups run by Education Scotland indicated a desire to have case studies provided which were interactive and collaborative and which were regularly refreshed. Headteachers expressed a wish to be able to ‘follow the story’ of individual schools and their engagement with the Scottish Attainment Challenge.​​

What was the impact?​

Four ​separate projects will be followed as part of the Live Narrative Approach. Each shows early promise of impact on raising attainment across a range of interventions.​​

Videos

Warout

See ​5 videos on YouTube playlist (see small menu at top right of video).​

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Lundavra

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Mosspark

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