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Revealed: How much your area will lose from pupil premium funding change

Schools in areas represented by cabinet ministers stand to lose more than £15 million after the government’s “ill-advised” decision...

James Carr
James Carr
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‘Use pupil premium cash to boost teaching’, says recovery commissioner

The government’s recovery commissioner has said schools should be spending half their pupil premium cash to improve teaching. It...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Pupil premium change: Labour accuses government of £133m ‘stealth cut’

The government’s pupil premium funding change is a “stealth cut to school budgets at a time when children need...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Schools face new checks to ensure pupil premium spending ‘backed by evidence’

Schools will have to show their pupil premium spending is “backed by evidence” under new requirements announced by the...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Free school meals: 300k more pupils became eligible in first 7 months of Covid

The number of children eligible for free school meals surged in the first seven months of the Covid-19 pandemic,...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Schools in minister’s own constituency £130k worse-off under pupil premium change

Schools in Nick Gibb’s own constituency face being £130,000 worse off under his department’s controversial change to how it...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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New £302m ‘Covid recovery premium’ to be allocated based on pupil premium

The government’s new £302 million “Covid recovery premium” will be allocated to schools on the same basis as the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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EPI: Suspend Ofsted inspections until 2021 and launch retired teacher volunteer scheme

Suspending Ofsted inspections until next year and asking retired teachers to volunteer would help disadvantaged pupils “catch up” when...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Analysis: Expanding grammar schools will still ‘lag behind’ in support for poorer pupils

Plans by 16 grammar schools to open up access to poorer pupils in exchange for a share of an...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker