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 of the use of the Pupil Premium.  They will be expecting to see progress in academic […]

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The importance of age-appropriate phonic reading material for ‘catch-up’ pupils

When older pupils, who are struggling with literacy, come to the learning centre where I teach, they often have low self-esteem.  Offering them babyish looking books will compound their sense of failure.  If they are given books that young primary school children are reading, what does that say about them?

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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 are more likely to leave school at 16, more likely to become Neets (not in […]

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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 that funds are available, is it important that they reach the target pupils and – […]

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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 are more likely to leave school at 16, more likely to become Neets (not in […]

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