The Pupil Premium Summit, jointly organised by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Sutton Trust, brought together leading policy-makers, academics and the teaching profession on 1 July 2015 to discuss how best to improve attainment for disadvantaged pupils, closing the gap between them and their peers.
The summit discussed what lessons could be learnt from the first five years of the Pupil Premium, what practical difference had additional funding made to schools to date, and discussed evidence of how the Pupil Premium can be most effectively used to benefit disadvantaged pupils in the future.
Blog: Mind the Gap (Matt Rodda)
Extending opportunity through the pupil premium (Nicky Morgan speech, DFE)
Let retirees tackle growing teacher shortage, education minister says (Javier Espinoza, Telegraph)
Morgan to end ‘soft bigotry’ of easier subjects (Yorkshire Post)
Education Secretary to tackle ‘soft bigotry’ of low expectations (Javier Espinoza, Telegraph)
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan hits out at ‘soft bigotry’ holding back poorer pupils (James Tapsfield, Daily Mirror)
Poor white families feel ‘abandoned’, says Wilshaw (Sean Coughlan, BBC News)
Ofsted head says ‘feckless’ parents should be fined if they don’t support schools (Louis Dore, The Independent)
“Feckless” parents should be shamed if they fail to turn up for parents’ evening, head of Ofsted says (Javier Espinoza, Telegraph)
Sir Michael Wilshaw: Let headteachers fine ‘feckless’ parents (Kaye Wiggins, TES)
Nicky Morgan warns against ‘scatter-gun’ use of pupil premium (Kaye Wiggins, TES)
The summit was also covered in The Sun.