Pupil Premium advice/guidance

The building blocks of Pupil Premium success

6 January 2016

Drawing on the work of more than 1,300 schools, new research into the Pupil Premium has identified the common successful strategies and the key ‘building blocks’ for their implementation. Dorothy Lepkowska reports

Innovations to close the attainment gap

14 October 2015

The Teach First Innovation Award supports social enterprises dedicated to tackling educational inequality and closing the attainment gap. We hear from three previous winners about their work and ask for their advice on closing the gap

Organising a summer school

11 June 2015

Summer schools can help to ease the anxiety of transition for year 6 pupils. Headteacher Les Rippon advises on how to prepare and run an effective summer school

Justifying your Pupil Premium spending decisions

26 February 2015

It is essential that schools are able to justify their decisions over how to spend the Pupil Premium when inspectors come calling. Daniel Sobel offers some simple, yet effective approaches.

Some Pupil Premium interventions

22 January 2015

Deputy headteacher Corinne Adams discusses her school’s Pupil Premium work, including some of the specific interventions they have put in place.

Demonstrating Pupil Premium impact

15 January 2015

Inclusion and Pupil Premium expert Daniel Sobel offers some incredibly simple – yet effective – steps to help you think about and demonstrate the impact that your Pupil Premium spending is having.

Seven Pupil Premium challenges for secondary schools

19 June 2014

What are the main Pupil Premium difficulties faced by secondary schools? Catherine Stevens from the Challenge the Gap initiative outlines seven key challenges to effective Pupil Premium strategies and offers some solutions and advice.

Lessons from the Toolkit

24 April 2014

The Education Endowment Foundation Toolkit shows that effective strategies for homework, mentoring and feedback can all have a positive impact on student progress. Amy Benziane explains the work her that school’s English department has done in this area.

The top 5 concerns facing school leaders

24 April 2014

What are the big five concerns facing school leaders today? Philippa Wilding discusses the most common worries she encounters and offers some solutions.

The Pupil Premium & Ofsted: Ensuring Successful Outcomes

16 January 2014

SecEd's Pupil Premium and Ofsted – Ensuring Successful Outcomes Conference on March 14, 2014, in central Birmingham will bring together innovative schools, respected educationalists and inspection experts to offer practical insights, advice and guidance i

Getting the best from your teaching assistants

9 January 2014

The role of teaching assistants in the classroom has been much debated in recent years. Jo Coates looks at the evidence and discusses the impact these vital professionals are having on attainment, including with the Pupil Premium.

Guide To: Ofsted and the Pupil Premium

26 September 2013

SecEd's new Guide To looks at the latest changes to the accountability regime surrounding the Pupil Premium and the implications for schools. It includes advice on effective Premium strategies and a case study.

Strategies for spending the Pupil Premium

19 September 2013

Ahead of a conference offering advice on the Pupil Premium, Dorothy Lepkowska talks to some of the speakers who will be discussing how they go about spending this vital funding effectively.

Meet the National Pupil Premium champion

12 September 2013

Respected educationalist Dr John Dunford officially began work this month as the National Pupil Premium Champion. He spoke to Dorothy Lepkowska about his new role and how he will be helping to support effective Pupil Premium practice.

How to make your Pupil Premium Summer School a success

13 June 2013

Pupil Premium-funded Summer Schools are helping pupils to make the difficult leap from year 6 to 7 and recent research has revealed the secrets to setting up, running and embedding a successful Summer School programme. Kerry Martin explains.

Sports and the Pupil Premium

29 November 2012

When School Sport Partnerships were axed, PE teacher Darren Padgett set up a not-for-profit organisation to continue his work. Here he urges schools to consider sporting activities when deciding how to spend their Pupil Premium.

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