Teach First undertook an extensive research project to identify schools in disadvantaged areas who manage to buck the trend by achieving excellent outcomes for their students, while maintaining an environment that is conducive to staff wellbeing. We interviewed staff members, making sure TAs, teachers, middle and senior leaders were represented and sat in on lessons and meetings, to discover whether these schools pursue certain practices to make their success sustainable. Our considerations include whether there are ways to spread such practices to more schools, and what the barriers to doing so might be.
Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.