Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap follows primary and secondary schools across the country, observing how different approaches have succeeded in raising attainment levels in areas where poverty, ethnicity and lack of parental engagement have proved problematic in the past

There are 5 videos in this series.

15 mins Devon
Kim Wild, headteacher at Bere Alston Primary School in rural Devon, is focusing on parental involvement and standards in literacy in order to raise attainment.
15 mins Glasgow
Take a look at the different ways in which three schools in Glasgow are attempting to raise attainment levels.
15 mins Portsmouth
Award-winning headteacher Catherine Hobbs tells the success story of St John's Cathedral Catholic Primary School, where a focus on attendance and individual support has seen significant improvements.
15 mins Islington
Islington in north London is considered to be one of the most improved boroughs in the country for education. In this programme, we take a look at the secrets of its success.
15 mins Luton
A focus on an ethnically diverse area in north Luton, where educational attainment has been well below the national average. How has the multi-agency approach been working here?.