Institutions agreeing to take part will be randomly allocated to one of three different ways of administering a premium to institutions to support basic Maths attainment.
The pilot will take place from September 2018 to July 2020 and will involve:
- Analysis of student data to measure which of the three funding arrangements works best in supporting students with basic Maths attainment. Institutions will need to share their performance tables with DfE and NatCen, and provide student level information so we can access data on the National Pupil Database (for example, students’ unique learner numbers). All data will be treated with the strictest confidence, complying with the Data Protection Act 1998, and the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
- Three short, online surveys completed by school leaders over the course of the pilot. The second survey can be found here.
- One telephone interview with the Head of Maths in 24 pilot institutions (and 8 institutions not taking part in the pilot).
- Short interim self-reports to the DfE on how institutions are using the additional funding or incentive of additional funding to drive improvement in student outcomes in the pilots.