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The Co-operative Primary School (Success for All)

Professional development and materials to support Key Stage 2 children with social-emotional learning.

  • Grant amount awarded: £500,000
  • Duration of programme: 4 years
  • Number of beneficiaries: 7,200
  • Replication areas (England): Bedford
  • Replication areas (Northern Ireland): Belfast
  • Replication areas (Scotland): Edinburgh
  • Replication areas (Wales): Cardiff and Merthyr Tydfil
  • Partners: Success for All-UK, Success for All-US, The Institute for Effective Education,  University of York

Intervention: The Co-operative Primary School

The Co-operative Primary School is a universal intervention focused on improving children’s achievement and diverting them from pathways into offending. The programme provides professional development and materials to support Key Stage 2.

In this programme, pupils work in small groups to help each other build reading skills, and teachers use strategies for social-emotional learning, classroom management, attendance, and behaviour.


The main components of the programme are:

  • Literacy Wings, a co-operative learning approach in which pupils work in four member teams to help each other learn reading comprehension skills. Pupils work together to ensure that all teammates have learned comprehension skills such as prediction, clarification, and summarisation; are building reading fluency; and are mastering advanced phonics skills.
  • Getting Along Together, focuses on teaching pupils social-emotional, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills, and pro-social behaviours. It includes classroom management skills for all teachers, and school-wide strategies to improve attendance and pro-social behaviours

Delivery organisation: Success for All

Success for All-UK is a not-for-profit charitable foundation established since 1997. Our curriculum is driven by the philosophy of co-operative learning, which is embedded throughout the programme and focuses on individual pupil accountability, common goals and recognition of group success.