Social mobility and attainment – what can Middle Leaders do?

Social mobility and attainment – what can Middle Leaders do?

What teachers and schools can do to help

In the UK today, there are areas where a staggering one in six children are currently living in poverty (Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission).

05 June 2017/Number of views (1709)/Comments (0)/
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NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 65)

NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 65)

Weekly newsletter round-up from NAHT Edge

In this issue of your news round-up we look at the latest guidance on teachers’ pensions, how the number of teachers leaving the government pension scheme is likely to be on an “ongoing upward trajectory,” how poorer students are less optimistic about the future and more likely to be solitary compared with their affluent peers, and how Ofqual’s slow progress with exam specifications could mean subject textbooks won’t reach schools in time.

05 April 2016/Number of views (3229)/Comments (0)/
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Research round-up

Research round-up

Reports on how poorer students are less optimistic about the future and more likely to be solitary compared with their affluent peers

Young people living in poverty are more likely to feel like failures and experience mental health problems than their wealthier classmates, according to a new report from the Children’s Society.

05 April 2016/Number of views (5187)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
Research round-up

Research round-up

Reports on how joined-up working is needed to tackle mental health problems and the benefits freeze will push more low-income families into poverty

With one in 10 children having a diagnosable mental health problem, more “joint, cross-inspectorate” work needs to be done to see how the health, education and social care services are functioning together, according to the NHS Mental Health Task Force.

01 March 2016/Number of views (5286)/Comments (0)/
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At what cost? Exposing the impact of poverty on school life

At what cost? Exposing the impact of poverty on school life

Millions of families across the UK are struggling with the cost of schooling

The report, ‘At what cost? Exposing the impact of poverty on school life’, revealed that school life on average costs £800 each year per child
31 October 2014/Number of views (3763)/Comments (0)/
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Comment on the state of the nation report

Comment on the state of the nation report

Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission points to a failure by politicians to solve problems faced by children from disadvantage backgrounds

Louis Coiffait of NAHT Edge, a new section of NAHT for aspiring school leaders said:

“Working in schools with children from disadvantaged backgrounds is a real challenge. The report recommends that teachers who take up this challenge should be rewarded with higher pay. We know that good teaching makes the greatest difference to children from poorer backgrounds, so this is an interesting idea. A good first step would be a fair national funding formula and clarity that the pupil premium could be spent in this way.

20 October 2014/Number of views (5732)/Comments (0)/
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