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A Spotlight On Combining Each of the Principles of 'The 5-a-Day Approach'

Audience: Primary
Single session
  • Primary School Improvement Training Package
  • Foundation
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2

Brief Overview

Supporting every pupil to succeed academically is a significant challenge for teachers and teaching assistants. The EEF’s research evidence suggests there is a set of five core practices that can support all pupils, including those with SEND, to do just that.

This course forms part of 'A Spotlight On…the 'Five-A-Day' series inspired by the EEF's guidance report ‘Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Schools’. This final session will summarise learning from previous modules and explore how to combine each of the five principles from intent to implementation. It will offer some practical ideas and advice on how to monitor and assess impact using the latest available research. As in previous sessions, there will be time to unpick how to practically plan for each integral aspect so these can be used daily and flexibly in response to individual needs, integrating them as the starting point for teaching and supporting all pupils, including those with SEND.

Throughout the series, participants will develop a deep understanding of how to use and apply this set of evidence-informed teaching habits that feel manageable in reality and which specifically impact on the academic progress for all pupils, including those with SEND.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the underpinning research for 'explicit instruction' as part of the EEF's Five-a-Day approach.
  • Know how to consistently embed the ‘Five-a-day’ strategies into current teaching practice, building a shared knowledge and supporting and motivating busy teachers.
  • Know how to effectively monitor the impact of the 'Five-a-day' on pupil attainment and outcomes.



  • Session - 11/07/2024 13:30  -  15:30

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Delivered by

  • Mark Rivers