Between 2020 and 2021 just over 2 million pupils were eligible for pupil premium, according to the Department for Education. In this video Mark Rowland, Pupil Premium Adviser at the Unity Schools partnership discusses working with schools to close the pupil attainment gap and foster a better sense of belonging for disadvantaged children.
Over 600,000 university applications were made through UCAS in 2022. In this video Dave Penney, Director of Marketing for UCAS highlights data points for universities to monitor to continually improve marketing campaigns to help them be more engaging for prospective students.
In the financial year 2023-24, pupil premium spending is set to increase to almost £2.9 billion. Kate Burls, Policy Manager for the Education Endowment Foundation, discusses the importance of using evidence when allocating pupil premium spending in a school to benefit all students and close the attainment gap.
UK universities spend a yearly average of £2,690 per student on marketing. In this video, Sarah Bostock, Head of Strategic Marketing at Loughborough University discusses the advantages of telling stories in marketing campaigns that resonate with people to raise the profile of universities to prospective students and potential staff.
1 in 5 children and young people in West London aren’t getting the support they need to thrive. In this video, Louisa Mitchell, Chief Executive of West London Zone shares the benefits of working in partnership to create bespoke support systems for vulnerable children and young people to help them achieve their full potential.
80% of students feel the cost of living crisis has impacted their overall university experience. In this article, Phil Smith, Director of Phil Smith Communications shares recent research highlighting the numerous impacts the cost of living crisis has had on student mental health at university.
Schools are currently facing recruitment and retainment issues for STEM leaders, hindering the access disadvantaged students have to the subjects. In this video, Jodie McGeehan, the Principal Teacher of STEM at ST Andrew’s RC Secondary, highlights how a whole school and community support of STEM subjects has helped less advantaged students access and pursue STEM.
In March 2023, Rishi Sunak ordered a review of sex education in schools. This government update discusses the current guidance in place regarding relationships and sex education in both primary and secondary schools. It further outlines government proposals for updating the guidance and introduces the advisory panel which has been assembled to assess the curriculum in place.
More young people than ever before are receiving treatment for eating disorders, according to NHS figures. In this video, Sue Dixon, Head of Teacher Education at Goldsmiths, discusses the development and benefits of early intervention in providing wrap around care for young adults with eating disorders.
4 in 5 students have experienced mental health difficulties in the last year, this is an increase from 3 in 5 in 2021. In this video, Heidi Cooper-Hind discusses the importance of assessing safeguarding risks for everyone involved in mental health cases to build service improvements and provide better support to students experiencing mental health difficulties.
In the last 12 months there have been 5,000 asylum applications from unaccompanied children. In this video, Philip Taylor, Deputy Head of Broadoak School discusses the initiatives the school has adopted to help support young refugees to settle in the school and integrate them with the wider student population.