Commenting on today’s Ofsted report suggesting that many schools are not using the pupil premium effectively, Sir Peter Lampl, chairman of the Sutton Trust and of the Education Endowment Foundation said today:

“Ofsted is right to highlight the importance of the pupil premium being spent as intended, to narrow gaps in attainment between rich and poor children. It is vital that the money intended to boost standards for the poorest pupils is used effectively to narrow those gaps.

“The Sutton Trust has published research – and a toolkit for teachers – which shows that proven classroom approaches – providing effective feedback on pupil’s performance, encouraging students to think about their own learning strategies, and getting pupils to learn from each other – implemented correctly can increase pupils’ performance by an extra eight or nine months in a school year for a very low cost.

“Through the Education Endowment Foundation, we are working with schools to trial cost-effective ways of improving the attainment of children on free school meals.”

More on the toolkit at:

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