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Oxford University Press - Pupil Premium Report - Making It Work

Oxford University Press - Pupil Premium Report - Making It Work

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Report on the UK government funded 'Pupil Premium' initiative designed to address disparities in educational attainment between young people from different economic backgrounds. Published by the Oxford University Press.
Report on the UK government funded 'Pupil Premium' initiative designed to address disparities in educational attainment between young people from different economic backgrounds. Published by the Oxford University Press.

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The PpilPremim
Making it workin your school
e aim o tis epot is topovide pactical sppotto scool leadesip teamsad goveos i idetiyig addeployig te Ppil Pemim toaise acievemet ad aow tegap etwee cilde om low-icome ad ote disadvatagedamilies ad tei pees.
At te eat o te Ppil Pemim policyis a acievemet gap wic aectssome o te most disadvataged cildei Eglad, cilde wo ecompass tell spectm o eeds ad ackgodswiti te scool commity.Tis epot daws po cet eseacto exploe some o te most eectiveappoaces yo ca take to addess teacievemet gaps witi yo scool. Italso looks at appoaces tat may ote as eective as peviosly togt.To sppot yo i idetiyig well-matcedpovisio o te wide age o yocilde’s eeds, tis epot ocses idetail o a selectio o appoaces sowto ave impact i pimay scools: ealyitevetio, ildig idepedece,developig commicatio skills adpaetal egagemet. It also looksat ways to impove te deploymetad capacity o Teacig Assistats(TAs) to maximise impact.I additio to te eseac, tis epoticldes sccess stoies om scools tatave, i may dieet ways, maagedto make a dieece to te lives osome o tei lowest attaiig ppils.Wit a iceasig eqiemet oscools to sow ow tei Ppil Pemimis spet ad its impact, tis epot aimsto sppot yo i dawig o evideceto coose appoaces tat ae likely towok well o yo ppils. Sggestiosae also made aot ow yo catack te impact o ay itevetio ostategy yo pt i place ad ow yoca meet te epotig eqiemets.O evey page yo will d actio poits,pactical steps to elp yo get te mostot o yo Ppil Pemim, wic yocold se wit sject leades, at a stameetig o poessioal developmet dayto ocs o ow yo scool ca se tedig to e a ‘egie’ o cage:
“Education is the great engine o personal development. It is througheducation that the daughter or sono a peasant can become a doctor,that the son o a mineworker canbecome the head o the mine, thata child o arm workers can becomethe president o a great nation.” 
Nelson Mandela
Oxford School Improvement
Usi tPupi Piufftivy
02 The Ppil Premim 
Wht i the PpilPremim?
Wht de thereerch hw?
Characteristics ochildren eligible orthe Pupil PremiumEvidence about whatworks or schools
Trcig prgre d therle  the lederhip temFive pprchet the Ppil Premim
Early intervention
Improving the impacto Teaching Assistants
Building independenceand sel-efcacy
Developing speakingand listening skills
Increasing parentalengagement
Trcig eectiveed reprtig impct
Helpig  t chievethe bet relt
The purposeo this report
The aim is to help you use your PupilPremium eectively toraise attainment and narrow the gap.
Parents matter – but so do others wholook ater children too, rom ostercarers to grandparents. We have usedthe term parents in this report as ashorthand or all these dierent carers.
The Ppil Premim 03
Je Gr CBE
Jean Gross was until recently thegovernment’s CommunicationChampion or children. Previouslyshe headed a charity responsibleor the very successul Every Childa Reader and Every Child Countsone-to-one tuition programmes,and was a Senior Director withinthe National Strategies. Here sheled work on overcoming barriersto achievement or disadvantagedchildren and other vulnerable groups.Jean has been a teacher, aneducational psychologist, heado children’s services in a localauthority, and a Visiting Fellow attwo universities. She has requentlyacted in an advisory capacity togovernment and is the author onumerous articles and best-sellingbooks on children’s issues. She wasawarded a CBE in the 2011 New Year’shonours list, or services to education.
Di Htchett
Di Hatchett has been involved inprimary education or over 40 years,including 12 years as a head teachero a large urban primary school, along spell as Senior Director withthe National Strategies, and severalyears as Director o Programmesor the Every Child a Chance Trustwhere she led the developmento the highly successul EveryChild Counts programme.Di’s feld o expertise is thedevelopment o high-qualityinterventions or children strugglingwith literacy and/or numeracy.She now works as an independenteducation consultant and is a oundertrustee o National Numeracy, anew charity dedicated to securingmore positive public attitudesto mathematics and tacklingthe issue o lack o numeracyskills or children and adults.
Oxford School Improvement

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