Aims and findings of study 1 in primary education
Analysis of catch-up and support programmes
The first study will start with a document analysis of the applications for catch-up funding. This builds on the monitoring study that we conducted using a selection of applications from round 1. We will categorise the programmes according to type of intervention (extended school day, autumn school, etc.), why these are considered effective (duration, qualified teacher, etc), the intended target group and objective, and the context within which schools expect the interventions to have an effect.
Using a stratified sample of 500 schools, we will then further document the theory of change underlying the various programmes through semi-structured telephone interviews and a short online questionnaire that is to be completed by the contact person named in the application.