Disadvantaged Pupils

How to bridge the reading gap? ‘Balanced Learning’ (literacy chaos) or Direct Instruction?

Read here Spelfabet’s common sense approach on how to help struggling readers from indigenous communities in Australia: Literacy policy

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Read this : Why doesn’t Darren think he will ever leave the estate

Thanks to Tabula Rasa for this blogpost: http://tabularasaeducation.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/darren/  

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Evidence based teaching: fantastic reading results using Magic Belt, Totem and Talisman series

Here are results sent to us from Teacher A. who has used our catch-up range Magic Belt, Totem and Talisman books and workbooks this past year. All her pupils struggled with reading and had various profiles of learning difficulties.  These include speech and […]

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How to use the Pupil Premuim to raise literacy achievement of pupils in KS2

In 2013-2014, children on free school meals will be eligible for £900.00 Pupil Premium funding.  This initiative aims to bridge the academic attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their peers. This is a great opportunity to purchase resources for SEN pupils! Ofsted […]

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How to use the Pupil premium funding for improving literacy attainment in KS1

In 2013-2014 every pupil on free school meals will be eligible for £900.00 of Pupil Premium funding.  These funds are intended to help disadvantaged pupils catch-up in their academic achievement. Ofsted will be looking for a clear demonstration of the effectiveness […]

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Pupil Premium – FAQ’s

“Britain has one of the widest and most entrenched education attainment gaps between poor and wealthier children in Europe…. Children from low income backgrounds are half as likely to get five good grades at GCSE as their classmates. … They […]

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How to use the Pupil Premium

Now that the DfE will be allocating £2.5 bn a year to schools to raise achievement of disadvantaged pupils, schools will be looking how to make the best use of these funds. We know that the need is there.  Now […]

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Pupil Premium – FAQ’s

“Britain has one of the widest and most entrenched education attainment gaps between poor and wealthier children in Europe…. Children from low income backgrounds are half as likely to get five good grades at GCSE as their classmates. … They […]

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