So many attempts have been tried to close the achievement gap. Most of them do not seem sustainable or scalable and the gap has widened with Lockdown. Susannah Hardymann believes that tutoring can be a big part of any viable catch-up solution.
This Estyn report identifies effective school practices to support disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils. This may include work funded by the Pupil Development Grant (PDG).
The latest metrics show that many gaps remain in the education system. Sam Butters from the Fair Education Alliance asks what it would take to really create a fair education system.
Joan Deslandes, OBE, shows how Kingsford Community School is helping children from deprived backgrounds reach for the top, achieving the distinction of becoming a Centre of Excellence for their approach to inclusivity.
The social mobility crisis is ongoing and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are suffering the most. Sam Butters explains how the Fair Education Alliance is acting to combat the achievement gap and pursue educational equality for all.
There are many different types of summer school for children and young people. This NFER research reviews recent evidence on the effectiveness of ‘transition’ and ‘access’ summer schools for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Education technology can help transform outcomes for disadvantaged pupils but is being neglected, according to this report from the public services think-tank, Reform. The paper highlights the different areas where EdTech could support disadvantaged pupils and the mechanisms for enabling schools to embrace the opportunities offered by technology.
Secondary school pupils in the most disadvantaged schools are being hit hardest by England’s maths teacher shortages, according to this report from the Nuffield Foundation.
The Editorial for issue 8.6 of School Leadership Today - Let's Not Throw the Baby Out
One in three children leave primary school with a reading level that is below national expectations, with profound consequences for both the child and society. It doesn’t have to be this way, argues Jonathan Douglas.