KS3 Attainment: Raising Aspirations

“Synopsis: A look at one secondary school’s use of aspirational targets, focusing on an English lesson and an RE lesson that utilise teaching resources from the Sport Relief 08 fundraising campaign. Schools standard adviser Val McGregor pays a visit to King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds where Sport Relief resources are being used to highlight the stories of Martin from Belfast and Jessica from Brazil, two young individuals that have risen above unfortunate circumstances. During her time at the school, Val observes a Year 9 English lesson that uses Martin’s story to encourage students to think more deeply about their hopes and aspirations. She also assesses and RE lesson that focuses on Jessica’s stories to demonstrate the setting of personal goals. Published: 2 April 2008. (…).” (Retrieved on September 4, 2008 http://www.teachers.tv/video/25583).

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