The School Improvement Partnership Project

SIPP

The School Improvement Partnership Project is a 3 year project co-funded by the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
The following five international partner organisations will be working together, led by Learning Plus UK Data Ltd, on a pilot scheme to trial a European Grade Predictor Tool in their respective countries:

Learning Plus UK Data Ltd, UK 

Centro de Formacion Professional Xabec, Spain 

Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board, Ireland 

Sataedu, Finland 

Zlínský kraj, Czech Republic

The SIP Project will utilise the idea of the LPUK Grade Predictor and how its concept could be used in other education systems to support:
 Students choosing appropriate courses to study and so aid retention at Post-16   Sharing practice and resources across education systems to help support target setting and progress at Post-16
The Grade Predictor methodology in the UK is based on robust data which is then interpreted to predict students’ performance in the future, based on their achievement in the past.  The SIP Project will oversee this formula being transferred to the international partner organisations and their education systems.
Further details on the project milestones, progress and activities will be circulated in future issues…

Project Kick-Off Meeting – 11th – 13th December 2017, UK
The Project Coordinators and those assisting in the project from the partner organisations, braved the cold, snowy UK weather for the 1st Transnational Meeting on 11th -13th December 2017.
The meeting was used to review operational matters, contractual requirements, introduce the project, plan dates for future activities and undertake one-to-one sessions.

Delivering Data
The next step in the project lies with each partner organisation.  Previous year’s data in electronic format will be needed to develop the European Grade Predictor Tools.  Locally, the schools and colleges that will be involved need to be defined and a project team assigned.
Training Event 1- March 2018, UK
A 5 day training course will be held in the UK in March 2018.  The course will be delivered by Learning Plus UK Data Ltd and will include observation, shadowing, lecture, workshop and discussion of the LPUK Grade Predictor Tool in a school and a further education college where it is currently being used.  Delegates will also be attending the Learning Plus UK Annual Summit event with national speakers from, the DFE, OFSTED and UCAS