Unpicking Pupil Premium

Class Teaching

The 15 Minute Forum tonight was led by Kate Blight and Chloe Gardner.  The session started by unpicking some of the issues associated with Pupil Premium.  An extract from a BBC news article, highlighted some of the views that contribute to this issue:

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The full article can be read here, but this is a concern.  It suggests that working class students are higher unlikely to be successful, because of their lower IQ – and so should simply accept their ‘lot’.  Fortunately, later in the article a more sensible view is put forward by Sally Hunt, General Secretary of the University & College Union:

“It should come as little surprise that people who enjoy a more privileged upbringing have a better start in life.It is up to all of us to ensure that not having access to the social and educational benefits that money provides is not a…

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