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.
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.
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.
The advent of Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT could be the catalyst we need to change how we assess creative writing in schools. Professor Tom Dobson discusses the impact of Artificial Intelligence on the English curriculum, highlighting how secondary students’ creative writing skills could be impacted by Artificial Intelligence.
According to The UK Council for Child Internet Safety, the prevalence of children engaging in creating and sharing indecent images of themselves is a growing concern. In this video, Herabans Kaur from The Queen Mary University discusses the action of Spite for Schools, a community project that educates students on the issue and illegality of distributing intimate images through a holistic approach.
7.1% of people stated they did not speak English as their main language in the 2021 UK Census. In this video Hilda Koon, the Assistant Principal at Manchester College discusses the ESOL curriculum they have in place in the college and the benefits of a holistic curriculum for improving career opportunities.
Care-experienced young people face significant barriers to accessing higher education. In this video, Patricia Ambrose from the National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL) discusses the importance of pro-active measures, resources, and outreach exercises to improving the educational outcomes for care-experienced young people.