Narrowing the gap : Supporting disadvantaged learners in science RX036

Support the most disadvantaged learners in the science classroom as part of your recovery plan.


School closures due to COVID-19 have impacted more negatively on disadvantaged learners than non-disadvantaged peers. This course brings together the findings from research on the barriers to the progress of disadvantaged learners and identifies the areas where are likely to have impact in the classroom. Strategies to support learners with aspects of literacy, scientific reasoning and metacognition are explored with participants also sharing their own good practice.


  • increase familiarity with the research evidence linked with supporting disadvantaged learners
  • develop strategies and resources to support disadvantaged learners in science¬†
  • share good practice and identify actions to best support disadvantaged learners in your own setting
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