Opportunity Area Case Study: The Pupil Premium

00:00 on 1 January 1970

The DfE have commissioned a case study to be built by Marc Rowlands, author of the book ‘A Practical Guide to the Pupil Premium’ and Director of Rosendale Research School, of effective practice and implementation of the Pupil Premium. Key schools within Derby and Oldham will be the focus of the case studies.

Marc is looking to consult with a panel of senior leaders and MAT Leads to capture our thoughts and feelings within the Opportunity Area about the Pupil Premium. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the project and have a direct voice into this DfE commission report from the Opportunity Area. This will take place in the Autumn 2 half term.

If you would like to express an interest to be involved in the panel, please get in touch on tammy.elward.derby@researchschool.org.uk.


What is the Opportunity Area?

The Opportunity Area programme is a key part of the Education Secretary’s priority of tackling social mobility and improving opportunities for young people across the country. These 12 areas, identified as social mobility ‘coldspots’ – areas with both poor social mobility and schools that face challenges – will receive a share of £72 million to boost opportunities for young people in these communities. The areas were named in October 2016 and work has been underway ever since. This is part of a wider government agenda to tackle social mobility as a part of the ‘Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential’ vision.

For more information, click here. To keep in touch, follow the @DerbyOppArea on Twitter.

For school specific enquiries, please contact peter.chilvers@sdsa.net.


Who is Marc Rowlands?

Head of the Research School based at Rosendale Primary School Former Director of Policy and Research for the National Education Trust from 2007 to 2017. Over the past four years, Marc has worked with Rosendale on two major school-based research projects on Lesson Study and Metacognition. The second edition of his book “An Updated Practical Guide to the Pupil Premium’ was published in December 2015 (John Catt Educational). His latest book “Learning without Labels” was also published by John Catt in March 2017. Marc is currently working with the Jersey government on the introduction of a ‘Jersey Pupil Premium’ and with Learn Sheffield on their Priorities Project. He is also the co-author of the Essex LA funded Pupil Premium self-evaluation toolkit and has worked with North Yorkshire, Essex, Sheffield, Hampson, Swindon and Warwickshire LAs on year-long projects to support better outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. Marc has worked with over 300 schools to support them with their strategy to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils, and spoken to approximately 6000 school leaders in conferences on Pupil Premium, from Northumberland to Cornwall.

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