Drawing upon his work with one school, expert Daniel Sobel offers five lessons for effective whole-school Pupil Premium strategies

The number of schools that have not been able to make even a dent in their attainment gap since the inception of the Pupil Premium is quite staggering.

However, I have seen successes in a myriad of forms. In this article, I aim to capture what I believe to be a winning formula for narrowing the gap that could be applied in most settings.

I have chosen one particular case study of a primary school where we followed that formula to the letter and within six months we had halved the attainment gap. We went on to apply these approaches in a number of schools in the local area with significant success. The lessons are just as relevant for a secondary school setting.

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