Pupil premium 'boosts Sutton exam results'

Pupil premium 'boosts Sutton exam results'

Pupil premium 'boosts Sutton exam results'

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

Funding for disadvantaged pupils has helped children in Sutton improve their grades.

Government figures show 42.7 per cent of children from poorer backgrounds in Sutton got five or more A* to C grades at GCSE last year compared to 39 per cent in 2012.

Pupil Premium, a system that gave extra funding to schools with more pupils from poorer backgrounds was introduced in 2012 and Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake said the statistics show the initiative is working.

He said: "This is further proof Pupil Premium is transforming the chances of pupils across the country.

"We are increasing the pupil premium budget to £2.5 billion this year as well as extending the policy to three and four-year-olds. The party has already made sure from September all infants will receive free schools meals, so there can be no doubt that the Liberal Democrat’s priority lies in helping all pupils achieve their potential.

"School leaders are using funding more effectively, tracking the progress of eligible pupils more closely and reporting outcomes more precisely than before. I am confident that with the increase in the budget, next year we will see even better results in Sutton."

Carshalton High School for girls received funding in the scheme. Headteacher Fiona Crump said: "The funding allows us to help students that are eligible for Pupil Premium overcome any barriers they might face so they make excellent progress."

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8:03am Fri 25 Jul 14

Giles C says...

This doesn't prove pupil premium is working at all..it could just be a good cohort in that year...we need more than 1 years data before conclusions are reached but that wouldn't help Mr Brake would it...
This doesn't prove pupil premium is working at all..it could just be a good cohort in that year...we need more than 1 years data before conclusions are reached but that wouldn't help Mr Brake would it... Giles C
  • Score: -9

10:29am Fri 25 Jul 14

yog says...

This is a good scheme that is helping our young people achieve their potential. So more money for this please :-)
This is a good scheme that is helping our young people achieve their potential. So more money for this please :-) yog
  • Score: 10

2:09pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Niki R says...

There is no control over how Pupil Premium is spent by individual schools. To claim this as the source of the success does a disservice to the hard work of staff and students all year round.
There is no control over how Pupil Premium is spent by individual schools. To claim this as the source of the success does a disservice to the hard work of staff and students all year round. Niki R
  • Score: -5

9:23pm Fri 25 Jul 14

ResidentTony says...

Giles C wrote:
This doesn't prove pupil premium is working at all..it could just be a good cohort in that year...we need more than 1 years data before conclusions are reached but that wouldn't help Mr Brake would it...
this scheme covers the whole country, so is presumably DfE led ie a Tory scheme. So why are you opposing it - wait till they hear about the disloyal giles at central office......or are you a UKIP man?
[quote][p][bold]Giles C[/bold] wrote: This doesn't prove pupil premium is working at all..it could just be a good cohort in that year...we need more than 1 years data before conclusions are reached but that wouldn't help Mr Brake would it...[/p][/quote]this scheme covers the whole country, so is presumably DfE led ie a Tory scheme. So why are you opposing it - wait till they hear about the disloyal giles at central office......or are you a UKIP man? ResidentTony
  • Score: 2

9:40pm Fri 25 Jul 14

ResidentTony says...

Niki R wrote:
There is no control over how Pupil Premium is spent by individual schools. To claim this as the source of the success does a disservice to the hard work of staff and students all year round.
it does no such thing. It is the extra help that teachers are able to give to pupils thanks to the scheme that has resulted in the improvements. your point is a false dichotomy - no one has said the hard work of teachers and pupils is not important. It's just that the scheme appears to have enabled them both to go the extra mile.

PS you and Giles C are a constant source of amusement to me. keep up the good work. Despite coming from opposite ends of the political spectrum, you have effectively engaged in an unholy alliance against the dastardly Lib Dem common enemy. you do give me a chuckle - you are so studiously dedicated to your goal.
[quote][p][bold]Niki R[/bold] wrote: There is no control over how Pupil Premium is spent by individual schools. To claim this as the source of the success does a disservice to the hard work of staff and students all year round.[/p][/quote]it does no such thing. It is the extra help that teachers are able to give to pupils thanks to the scheme that has resulted in the improvements. your point is a false dichotomy - no one has said the hard work of teachers and pupils is not important. It's just that the scheme appears to have enabled them both to go the extra mile. PS you and Giles C are a constant source of amusement to me. keep up the good work. Despite coming from opposite ends of the political spectrum, you have effectively engaged in an unholy alliance against the dastardly Lib Dem common enemy. you do give me a chuckle - you are so studiously dedicated to your goal. ResidentTony
  • Score: 3

10:24pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Giles C says...

ResidentTony wrote:
Giles C wrote:
This doesn't prove pupil premium is working at all..it could just be a good cohort in that year...we need more than 1 years data before conclusions are reached but that wouldn't help Mr Brake would it...
this scheme covers the whole country, so is presumably DfE led ie a Tory scheme. So why are you opposing it - wait till they hear about the disloyal giles at central office......or are you a UKIP man?
Did I say I was against it? Don't think I did...I was just making the point that you can't extrapolate conclusions from just one years data..it wouldn't be allowed with new medicines for example.
[quote][p][bold]ResidentTony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Giles C[/bold] wrote: This doesn't prove pupil premium is working at all..it could just be a good cohort in that year...we need more than 1 years data before conclusions are reached but that wouldn't help Mr Brake would it...[/p][/quote]this scheme covers the whole country, so is presumably DfE led ie a Tory scheme. So why are you opposing it - wait till they hear about the disloyal giles at central office......or are you a UKIP man?[/p][/quote]Did I say I was against it? Don't think I did...I was just making the point that you can't extrapolate conclusions from just one years data..it wouldn't be allowed with new medicines for example. Giles C
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