Differences in Academic Achievement amongst Social Groups

Ranjit Singh Uncategorised

Differences in Academic Achievement amongst Social GroupsA range of research reveals that disparities exist in educational outcomes across the United Kingdom. These disparities in academic achievement correlate with the social group(s) a given pupil is assigned which can include one’s social class, ethnic background and gender. The reasons behind the differences in educational achievement amongst these social groups can be …

DWP encourages employers to recruit Kickstart candidates at local Job Centres

PAG Staff Grant, Kickstart, Recruitment, Uncategorised

DWP encourages employers to recruit Kickstart candidates at local Job CentresThe Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion programme which was launched by the government in September 2020 with the aim of creating new job placements for 16–24-year-olds at risk of long-term unemployment. The scheme aims to create hundreds of thousands of placements for young people and support the post-COVID economic …

New Schools Network

Charlotte Pearce Cornish Uncategorised

New Schools NetworkThe news that New Schools Network will no longer be funded by government to provide support for free school applicant groups marks the end of an era in the world of free schools. I joined New Schools Network at the start of 2011, when free schools were a movement, not just a programme. The criteria for Wave 2 …

Kickstart for Schools

PAG Staff Uncategorised

Kickstart your schools in 2021Win-Win is often an overused term and it’s fair to say that good news has been in short supply recently. However, the Government’s flagship £2 billion Kickstart scheme could provide a win-win for schools and multi academy trusts. The initiative aims to provide 16-24 year olds at risk of long-term unemployment with six-month state-subsidised work placements, …

Communication in the age of COVID 19

Communication in (and after) the Age of Covid

PAG Staff Uncategorised

People are difficult. This will not come as a shocking comment to anyone who has ever dealt with another human being. Yet in spite of the endless tripwires, traps and trials we encounter when dealing with our fellow homo sapiens, positive contact and communication with the people around us are paramount to leading a healthy life. When it comes to …

Social Mobility Commission releases barometer poll results for 2019-20

PAG Staff Uncategorised

The annual barometer poll conducted by the government´s Social Mobility Commission surveyed 4,860 UK adults in March 2019. The results highlight some of the most important changes Britain faces today. The main findings outline that people believe that a geographic postcode lottery exists, and opportunities are more limited in certain areas of Britain than others. Additionally, over half of respondents believe …

cultural capital inequality

The Introduction of cultural capital within the Ofsted Inspection Framework

Anna Fosse-Galtier Uncategorised

“Culture is one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language” Raymond Williams, 1983. Cultural capital, a famous sociological term, has recently made an unusual entrance into the Ofsted vocabulary. Ofsted introduced the term in their new Education Inspection Framework (EIF), their School inspection Handbook, and the Early Years inspection handbook, implemented from September 2019-onward. In …

A New Proposal: Individual Education Budgets

PAG Staff Uncategorised

On 19th February 2018, Theresa May’s announcement of post-18 education reviews in the forthcoming year stirred debate surrounding potential reforms for an improved tertiary system that aligns with the Prime Minister’s vision of a versatile, accessible and forward-looking post-18 education system that offers better value for money. Amidst calls for cuts in tuition fees and the reintroduction of maintenance grants[1], …

Department for Education announces £33.5 Million to support school improvement

PAG Staff Uncategorised

DfE announced on 19th July 2019 that there will be new funding to encourage multi academy trusts to develop and to boost school improvement. The initial information indicates that high-performing academy trusts will be encouraged to grow and support more schools across England. The scheme is supported by £17 million of funding, as confirmed by Education Secretary, Damian Hinds. Most …

Wave 2 SEND Free Schools

Tom Legge Uncategorised

DfE announced the successful Expressions of Interest for Wave 2 of the SEND Free Schools Programme on 11th March. Here is a list of all the successful bids with headline details. For more information, please contact Tom Legge on 07951 858666 or tom@premieradvisory.co.uk Bexley Social and emotional mental health and autism spectrum disorder Bromley Autism spectrum disorder Bury Autism spectrum …