The pupil premium is designed to have two beneficial effects. First, because the extra money follows the child, it will ensure that deprivation funding is far better targeted than it is now. Second, the premium will deliver extra money to the schools with the highest level of challenge – giving them an opportunity to combat disadvantage. Too few schools facing real challenges currently have the money to make a difference, for example with more one-to-one tuition, a longer school day, holiday classes, or paying more to attract the best teachers.Laws also argues that the premium does represent extra money for schools.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
David Laws: Why I am proud of the Pupil Premium
David Laws has an article on the Pupil Premium in tomorrow's Guardian: