Narrowing the Gap for Vulnerable Learners

SAfE is committed to working with partners to ensure that all children and young people receive an inclusive education and a support offer that matches their needs.

We will work to improve outcomes and progress for identified vulnerable groups including disadvantaged and pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.

As part of this work, SAfE will be focused on supporting schools to ameliorate the COVID gap ensuring that approaches align with Pupil Premium strategies and wide school improvement priorities.

This webpage signposts advice, guidance and resources to support schools to address the learning needs and to narrow the gap for vulnerable learners.


Download the Presentation that supports the Virtual School VLOG 

Watch this Vlog with Anwen Foy, Headteacher of the Virtual School and colleagues from Surrey schools as they consider strategies to support children returning to school.

VLOG Virtual School Sept 2020 from Schools Alliance for Excellence on Vimeo.

Cross Phase Webinar - Planning for Narrowing the Gap

Planning for Narrowing the Gap Cross-Phase Webinar July 9th 2020 from Schools Alliance for Excellence on Vimeo.

On July 9th SAfE hosted the first in a series of Cross-Phase Webinars focused on improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners, with input from Prof. Becky Francis, CEO of the Education Endowment Foundation, and speakers Jean Gross CBE, education expert and erstwhile government Communication Champion for Children, and Dr. Kathy Weston.

Resources to Support this Webinar

The following resources have been shared by our speakers to support and be used in conjunction with this webinar.

Please click the links below to download these resources:

Resources from Dr Kathy Weston

View our programmes for narrowing the gap

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How do we address the learning gap caused by coronavirus?

Narrowing the COVID-19 Gap

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The latest thinking on narrowing the gap for vulnerable learners.

Thinking & Research

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