Pupil Premium funding rate for 2022/23 released

21 December 2021

The government is increasing the amount of funding allocated to disadvantaged pupils for 2022/23. The rate for primary-aged pupils eligible for free school meals, or who have been eligible in…

Children with disabilities: safeguarding our most vulnerable

17 December 2021

Did you know that children and young people who live with disabilities are more likely to experience violence and abuse than non-disabled children? One in every 20 children has a…

Using your pupil premium funding effectively

11 November 2021

Research has found that disadvantaged pupils have been worst affected by the impact of the pandemic. It is therefore more important than ever that school strategies focus on support for…

Effective Pupil Premium Practice

22 October 2021

The Headteacher Update podcast looks at the principles of effective Pupil Premium work in primary schools, offering practical advice, ideas and guidance. The discussion touches upon using Family Support Workers…

Removing barriers in free school meal uptake

21 October 2021

There are still a number of barriers that put children and families off applying for, and taking up, free school meals. Research has highlighted that some families simply do not…

Free guidance documents for parents of EAL learners.

9 October 2021

‘Helping children learn’ & ‘About the English Education system’ are now also available in Dari and Pashto to support Afghan refugees. Download the short, easy to understand guides for parents…

Recovery premium funding guidance and allocations

4 October 2021

The DfE has published a guidance document for recovery premium. The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding…

Education recovery package

17 June 2021

Support for early years settings, schools and providers of 16-19 education The guidance provides information about the programmes and activities the Department for Education is funding to support education recovery and…

EEF and Sutton Trust respond to education recovery plan

8 June 2021

In response to the announcement from the Department for Education, Sir Peter Lampl, founder and Executive Chair of the Sutton Trust and chairman of the Education Endowment Foundation, said: “Creating an…

Erasmus+ to be replaced by the Turing scheme

2 January 2021

The Department for Education is launching the Turing scheme to replace the UK's partipation in Erasmus+. The scheme will provide funding for around 35,000 students in universities, colleges and schools to go on…

Voice 21 Oracy project

25 November 2020

 Voice 21 is the national oracy education charity dedicated to ensuring that economically disadvantaged children develop the oral communication skills they need - alongside reading, writing, numeracy and subject knowledge - to realise…

NFER leads evaluation of Tuition Partners

22 November 2020

The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has been appointed to lead an independent evaluation of NTP Tuition Partners.  The evaluation has been set up with the aim of generating findings in…