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.
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.
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.
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.
1.7 million pupils in the UK are recorded as having English as their second language, according to the Office for National Statistics. Three teachers discuss the value visual aids add to teaching EAL students and the challenges these students face when joining a new school.
Building opportunities for primary pupils to do STEM activities enriches the curriculum and develops children's skills. Mathew Howells, STEM Coordinator at Ysgol Y Graig Community Primary School discusses how a cross curricular approach to STEM has helped embed the subjects and engage students across the school in STEM activities.
The number of children in the UK reporting low happiness appears to have increased in recent years according to the Children's Society. In this article, Amy Carnell from Race Leys Junior School discusses how the implementation of Thrive in the school has benefitted children's and teacher's wellbeing.
Managing difficult behaviour is often one of the main challenges that newly qualified teachers face in schools. In this video, Dr Kulvarn Atwal, Headteacher of Highlands Primary School in East London, discusses how early career teachers can build their confidence through a whole school approach to behaviour, ensuring both excellence and consistency of practice in their classrooms.
500,000 children are estimated to experience child sexual abuse every year, but only 2,600 children are on a child protection plan due to child sexual abuse. In this video, Robbie Kent, Deputy Secretary and Director of Research, Analytics and Policy, and Lucy Duckworth, a Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel member, discuss The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, outlining its objectives, findings, and recommendations for protecting children from sexual abuse.
Between 2021 and 2022, one of the primary concerns for young people contacting childline was mental health. In this article Harry Dixon, Engagement and Participation Worker for Compass...GO Lincolnshire Mental Health Support team discusses supporting children's mental health in schools and the implementation of the peer wellbeing project across North East Lincolnshire.
68% of teaching staff said their workload was not manageable in a recent survey conducted by TES. Dr Joana Cardim-Dias, Senior Researcher at the Education Policy Institute discusses recent research, highlighting practical insights where schools can support staff to prevent them from being overwhelmed with the workload.