The Education Endowment Foundation Toolkit shows that effective strategies for homework, mentoring and feedback can all have a positive impact on student progress. Amy Benziane explains the work her that school’s English department has done in this area.

Woodside High School is at an exciting stage of its development – over the last four years the school has shown one of the greatest sustained improvements in GCSE A* to C pass rates in the country. As such, finding new ways to continue to push and develop our students is far from simple – it must take into account the diversity of individual students as well as the developmental needs of staff.

The students’ ability to meet the national attainment targets often depends on them making above the national expected progress. Many of our students arrive in year 7 below national average and some are still developing their grasp of the English language.

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