BOOK REVIEW: Achievement for All

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This book is both informative and well-structured; outlining the Achievement for All (AFA) programme in a very clear way from vision to practical outworking.

This book is both informative and well-structured; outlining the Achievement for All (AFA) programme in a very clear way from vision to practical outworking. For those coming to this programme for the first time, it gives a full picture of the vision and drive behind the programme, what is practically involved, and how this has been worked out in real-life contexts. This gives it a helpful grounding when so many “new ideas” are out there. AFA has a clear evidence-base of having an impact on the attainment of children.

If you have some knowledge of the AFA programme and are looking to implement it in your school, this book has the depth of information you will need to consider how to begin that process, what planning will need to be in place, and how to ensure its success in your context.

The book is very thoughtfully laid out too, making it very accessible and easy to follow. Being written by the designers of the programme it is obviously going to give favourable reports about AFA, but it is written with a great integrity and grounding so school leaders will be able to evaluate whether their school is at the right stage for AFA to be the right vehicle. Whether or not AFA is a consideration for your school, this is well worth reading. Informative and inspiring – this book will have something for every reader. Review: Mark Mitchell

Achievement for All

By Sonia Blandford and Catherine Knowles

£24.99

ISBN: 9781408192542 (www.bloomsbury.com)


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