Narrowing the gaps(TEACH2)

Provider: National Union of Teachers
£100.00 (no VAT on this item) for non-members
Free for NUT members

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Description The Narrowing the Gaps Pedagogy Project aims to support teachers to address attainment inequalities between different groups of learners by focusing on what research tells us are the elements of narrow gap classrooms. Who should apply: Passionate teachers (Key Stages 2-4) willing to try out fresh ideas in order to meet the needs of all of their learners
Duration One day

National Union of Teachers's website
Categories Primary, Secondary, Teaching and Learning, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Subject Knowledge, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

This introductory session is highly practical and you will engage in a number of inclusive, whole class activities as learners and then reflect on these techniques as professionals.

This two day course focuses on what research tells us makes the most difference to the life chances of children and young people: Quality First Teaching.

Day 1 is an opportunity to consider the research around truly inclusive Quality First Teaching, debunk some myths around differentiation and explore a simple model for the inclusive classroom.

Day 2 is an introduction to The Narrowing the Gaps Pedagogy Project, which supports teachers to address progress and attainment inequalities between different groups of learners. The session explores the five elements of narrow gap classrooms (Participation, Engagement through Challenge, Thinking Skills and Meta-cognition, Dialogue and Collaboration) and is highly practical. Participants will engage in a number of activities and then reflect on how these can be adapted to different classroom contexts.

Evidence underpinning this approach

All our courses are delivered by experts in their field and the various ideas, theories, techniques and strategies are founded in educational research.

How users/participants can evaluate success

Teachers can match up their progress in the classroom against their memo to me (what they aim to action from this course at their school). Another copy of this will be sent to all teachers 7-8 weeks after the course with form inviting them to assess/analyse implementation and learning so far and plans how to take things forward. This is for personal as well as professional development.

Follow-up activities and support

Group feedback during the course is circulated to participants and they are made aware of new research or developments in that particular field of education (that could be taken further, i.e. professional enquiry and/or university accreditation).


This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.