Using the disadvantage gap index, the disadvantage attainment gap at key stage 2 has decreased in each of the last seven years, narrowing by 3% in the latest year and 13.2% since 2011. New guidance available through the Education Endowment Foundation will help schools make good choices to improve their disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes.
There is currently more money going into schools than ever before and the Government has acted to tackle disadvantage by providing schools with an extra £2.4 billion this year through the Pupil Premium.
The Education Secretary Damian Hinds has emphasised the importance of social mobility, and we have seen the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers narrow, and the proportion of 16 and 17 year-olds in education or apprenticeships at its highest ever.
We have seen really strong progress in narrowing the attainment gap at each stage - from pre-school to primary to secondary. But we must go further to maximise all children’s chances of reaching their full potential.
Today our blog looks at further coverage on our early years workforce announcement, as well as a new Universities UK report on BAME attainment.
We want to create opportunity for everyone. Employment has risen in every UK region under this government, wages are outstripping inflation, the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has narrowed and the proportion of 16 and 17-year-olds in education or apprenticeships is at its highest ever.
Today’s Education in the Media blog focuses on the termination warning notices which have gone out to two Steiner schools, and new research from Neon on the disadvantage gap in higher education admissions.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at Steiner Schools, the Race Disparity Audit and the Model Music Curriculum.
Today our blog looks further at the Key Stage 2 statistics released yesterday, as well as a story about a grammar school actively working to improve access for disadvantaged pupils.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the latest UCAS admissions data, the narrowing disadvantage gap in primary schools and an update on the Taking Teaching Further programme.