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sii-feb17Read Matt’s latest article for School Inspection + Improvement magazine…

Demonstrating the impact of Pupil Premium funding

One in four children in the UK grows up in poverty. The attainment gap between rich and poor is detectable from as early as 22 months and continues to widen throughout the education system. Children from the lowest-income homes are half as likely to get five good GCSEs and go on to higher education as the national average. White working-class pupils (particularly boys) are among the lowest performers. The link between poverty and attainment is multi-racial. The effective use of pupil premium funding is an essential aid in closing the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their non-disadvantaged peers. Schools need to ensure that they are making the best use of the school’s money and demonstrating its impact on pupil outcomes… READ MORE


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Instead of caging learning, lectures can set it free

The popularity of YouTube and TED Talks shows this cost-effective method of teaching is ripe for revival.
Google the words “further education” and the search engine may well finish your sentence with “financial crisis”.
News headlines frequently warn of a looming funding crisis in the sector and recent forecasts suggestREAD MORE

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Libraries gave us power

library10I left primary and started middle school aged nine unable to construct a written sentence. It was only thanks to my burgeoning love of books – plus the dedicated, determined – if not scary – teacher who pushed and pushed me hard – that I first caught up and then overtook most of my peers. Books were my saviour and my escape.  Books provided me with a ladder of social mobility.  Books educated me in life and love.  Books were my passport to world travel.  Books were the haute cuisine on which I dined, the elixir from which I sought succour… READ MORE


Assessment at Key Stage 3

One in four children in the UK grows up in poverty. The attainment gap between rich and poor is detectable at an early age (22 months) and widens throughout the education system. Children from the lowest income homes are half as likely to get five good GCSEs and go on to higher education. White working class pupils (particularly boys) are among the lowest performers. The link between poverty and attainment is multi-racial with socio-economic gaps much greater than those between different ethnic groups.Effective assessment, tracking and feedback is essential throughout key stage 3 in order to ensure that every pupil achieves his or her potential and that attainment gaps are not allowed to widen. And yet, in a majority of its inspections between 2013 and 2015, Ofsted found many schools neglect these three years of a child’s education and are then forced to take remedial action at key stage 4… READ MORE


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Matt’s column for School Inspection + Improvement magazine offers top tips on preparing for, and making a success of, the exam results analysis meeting…

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