Getting to Grips with the Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium is one of the coalition's most high profile policies and can be worth tens of thousands of pounds to some schools. More importantly, it has the potential to help schools close the disturbing attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
This short e-book by LKMco Director, Loic Menzies, explores:
- The purpose of the premium
- Eligibility and claiming
- How to identify needs and set goals
- The different needs pupils might have and the evidence for interventions
- How your school can look beyond interventions and towards long term, sustainable school improvement.
- Evaluating impact and cost effectiveness
- Roles and responsibilities
- Reporting to Ofsted.
It comes with a series of resources to help make sure your school and your pupils get the most out of the premium.
"It's not just who your are, it's what you do and how you do it" - What Makes a Good School Governor?
The 2010 White Paper on Education, “The Importance of Teaching” recognised governors as “the unsung heroes of our education system” . It outlined a range of measures to ensure they are “better respected and deployed” and more focused on “strategic direction” . These measures included better information and training as well structural reforms. The White Paper pledged to:
The 6 Predictable Failures of Free Schools
"If 90% of businesses and 50% of marriages fail, why should a Free School be any different?"
Collectivists, Functionalists and Critics: What do Teachers think of their Unions?
While the Coalition government uses low strike ballot turnout to dismiss teaching unions as radical ideologues, the unions point to continuing high rates of membership to argue that they are genuine representatives of teachers and the final bulwark against the ‘erosion of professionalism’. Against this background, education policy reforms gather pace with further industrial action following closely behind. But, where are the serving teachers’ voices in the debate? What do current teachers think of their unions and why do they continue to pay their fees in such numbers when membership is shrinking in other sectors?
Outstanding Teaching and Learning: A systematic approach to improvement
Outstanding learning remains a top priority for school leaders, especially with the renewed focus on quality of teaching in the Ofsted framework 2012. With video footage of real lessons to stimulate discussion, along with case studies and examples of outstanding practice, this training package will help you to...
Understanding Data: Enabling pupil progress through effective data analysis
With an increased focus from Ofsted on the achievement and progress of particular pupil groups, the effective use of data to inform classroom interventions is more essential than ever. Are you confident that your teachers are equipped to interpret data and use their findings in planning teaching and learning? With sample data sets, scenario-based activities and detailed training plans to use with staff, this training package will enable you to...