Many schools have turned to the work done by the Sutton Trust to look for strategies to improve learning especially when deciding how best to use the Pupil Premium. The report has some very clear guidance on which strategies are expensive and which have impact, the report lists 21 strategies and the use of ICT comes out as 7th (just above ALF, Sports involvement and Parental Engagement).
|Effective feedback||Very high impact for low cost|
|Meta-cognition and self-regulation strategies.||High impact for low cost|
|Peer tutoring/ peer-assisted learning||High impact for low cost|
|Early intervention||High impact for very high cost|
|One-to-one tutoring||Moderate impact for very high cost|
|Homework||Moderate impact for very low cost|
|ICT||Moderate impact for high cost|
The article in SecEd Digital relating to this recommends a blend of strategies but clearly ICT still has a big role to play.