Closing the Gap at Secondary: Improving Outcomes for All

AVAILABLE VIA LIVE-STREAMED WEBINAR: Around 30% of primary pupils don’t start secondary school with the expected standard in English, maths or both – so what can we do to support them? Our proven strategies will help you support those pupils who need it most – improving maths skills, knowledge and reasoning, writing ability and expanding their vocabulary, and improving reading skills to help them access the wider curriculum.

  • Increase engagement and drive to improve
  • Improve writing and vocabulary choices
  • Develop reading skills
  • Support mathematical reasoning
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About this course

About this course:


As pupils move into secondary schools, some are very well prepared – others are likely to struggle because of gaps in their knowledge (that can happen for a wide range of reasons).  In this course, we aim to give secondary teachers – particularly those in KS3 – a range of practical activities that can help to plug those gaps, increase student vocabulary breadth, improve confidence in reading and writing – and develop mathematical thinking that will combine to support their learning in other subjects as well.

This training will:

  • Give teachers a deeper understanding of what it takes to close gaps in learning.
  • Focus on developing skills in reading, writing and maths to support wider learning.
  • Provide you with a range of practical activities to demonstrate what classroom practice may look like.
  • Consider how ongoing assessment models can support great learning, and close gaps quickly.
  • Enable your school to continue its journey towards excellence.



  • Secondary school curriculum leads
  • KS3 Phase leaders / Year 7, 8, 9 year leaders
  • Secondary school teachers – particularly of KS3

Further information


At TT Education we aim to provide you with the outstanding training experience you deserve, from the fantastic resources you receive to the beautiful venues we hold our training in, with lunch and refreshments included.

Please note that the exact venues used in each town or city are subject to change. We will send a Welcome Email approximately 7 days before the date of the course, confirming the venue. 


All of our CPD courses from September 2020 onwards, taking place at venues across the country, are available to book in the normal way.

This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

Like to run this INSET DAY in your school?

Send us an enquiry and we will get in touch to talk about your school's requirements.

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