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Closing the gap between Disadvantaged pupils and non disadvantaged pupils.

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by shabaz21, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. shabaz21

    shabaz21 New commenter

    Hi fellow teachers,

    I am currently carrying out a research project on how to minimise the gap between Pupile premium and non. Our academy are currently struggling to close the gap and would really appreciate any feedback on what strategies schools around the nation are doing to close the gap.

    I also have a few allocated days to visit schools and would appreciate it there are schools out there who have managed to successfully close the gap between PP and non PP. if you could share strategies I would be highly grateful.

    Thank you.
  2. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Google RADY project Wirral
    Flanks likes this.
  3. hs9981

    hs9981 Established commenter

    Sterilise the PP students and their parents?

    Break the hands of the G&T, one week before their exams.

    I've been watching Jo BRAND btw. I blame her for my actions!
    sabram86 likes this.
  4. ScienceGuy

    ScienceGuy Established commenter

  5. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    It's the parents you need to get to.... Philip Larkin got it right:

    This Be The Verse
    They f.uck you up, your mum and dad.
    They may not mean to, but they do.
    They fill you with the faults they had
    And add some extra, just for you.

    But they were f.ucked up in their turn
    By fools in old-style hats and coats,
    Who half the time were soppy-stern
    And half at one another’s throats.

    Man hands on misery to man.
    It deepens like a coastal shelf.
    Get out as early as you can,
    And don’t have any kids yourself.
  6. OneLooseCrank

    OneLooseCrank Occasional commenter

    This sums up my thoughts pretty well too...
    Every technique I find that improves the attainment of one 'group' of students, I also find works with all students. These techniques then are simply called... being a better damn teacher. To close the gap, you remove from the more abled students: structured lessons, starter activities, discussion and debate, varying of text and visual aids, interchanging competition and collaboration, provision of autonomy...
    But... having a subject mentor and timetabled intervention can really help.

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