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Evaluation of Pilots to Improve Primary to Secondary School Transitions

DescriptionReport presenting the findings of an 18-month evaluation of three pilot initiatives financed by the Scottish Executive Education Department (SEED) and implemented in three local authorities: North Lanarkshire, East Ayrshire and Glasgow City.
ISBN1478-6788
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJanuary 26, 2007

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Ruth Bryan and Morag Treanor/MVA Consultancy
With support from Professor Malcolm Hill/The Glasgow Centre for the Child & Society
ISBN 978 0 7559 6420 8 (Web only publication)
This document is also available in pdf format (820k)

CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
BACKGROUND
OVERVIEW OF THE PILOTS
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE EVALUATION
RESEARCH METHODS
STRUCTURE OF THIS REPORT

CHAPTER TWO: NORTH LANARKSHIRE
INTRODUCTION
AIMS OF THE LITERACY PILOT
LOCAL CONTEXT
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LITERACY PILOT
OPERATION OF THE LITERACY PILOT: THE ROLE OF THE LITERACY DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS
IMPACT OF THE LITERACY PILOT
THE ENDING OF THE PILOT AND STAFF VIEWS ON THE FUTURE
CONCLUSION

CHAPTER THREE: EAST AYRSHIRE
INTRODUCTION
AIMS OF THE NUMERACY PILOT
LOCAL CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND TO THE NUMERACY PILOT
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NUMERACY PILOT
OPERATION OF THE NUMERACY PILOT
IMPACT OF THE NUMERACY PILOT
THE FUTURE OF THE NUMERACY PILOT IN EAST AYRSHIRE
CONCLUSION

CHAPTER FOUR: ENABLE AT EASTBANK ACADEMY
INTRODUCTION
AIMS OF ENABLE
BACKGROUND
THE PRINCIPLES OF ENABLE
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENABLE PROJECT
OPERATION OF ENABLE
IMPACTS OF ENABLE
THE FUTURE OF ENABLE
CONCLUSION

CHAPTER FIVE: CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
INTRODUCTION
CROSS-CASE COMPARISON
IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE ROLL-OUT
RECOMMENDATIONS

ANNEX 1: DETAILS OF CONSULTATION PROGRAMME
ANNEX 2: P7 WRITING ATTAINMENT
ANNEX 3: P7 MATHS ATTAINMENT

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The authors would like to express their thanks to all who have assisted in the preparation of this report, in particular the staff and pupils of North Lanarkshire, East Ayrshire and Glasgow City who took the time to share their views and experiences with us. We would also like to thank the staff from the Scottish Executive Education Department and the members of the research advisory group for their guidance and feedback over the past two years.

The views expressed in the report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Scottish Executive or any other organisation(s) by which the author(s) is/are employed.

The Scottish Executive is making this research report available on-line in order to provide access to its contents for those interested in the subject. The Executive commissioned the research but has not exercised editorial control over the report.

This web only report is accompanied by the Insight no. 36 "Evaluation of Transition Pilots", available both on-line and in printed form.

Both documents are published by Information and Analytical Services Division, Scottish Executive Education Department, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ. If you have any enquiries about these reports please contact the Dissemination Officer on 0131-244-0894.

Both reports were published in January 2007.

This report is available on the Scottish Executive Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.