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Innovative subject heads are given a budget to improve revision Two Manchester schools get to grips with the reality of introducing new ideas. In their case some seemingly simple and hopefully effective innovations to boost GCSE results.
Paul Barker-Matthews, Head of English at Cedar Mount High School, and Fiona McGarvey, Head of Maths at St. Peters RC High School, were each awarded £2,500 by the New East Manchester urban regeneration project to fund their innovative plans to raise attainment. But they have to act fast, as the exam season is only a matter of weeks away. This first of a three part series focuses on how they went about drawing up their plans, and getting the projects off the ground. We see what it takes to find a fresh approach: is it clear focus, the right support, or just the cash.

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