A 10-step Pupil Premium plan

All schools should be regularly reviewing their Pupil Premium practice to ensure their spending is evidence-based and improving outcomes. John Dabell looks at the wealth of research and guidance out there to help, including some of Sir John Dunford’s best advice

Editorial Comment: We need a better alternative

There are clear flaws in the system of pupil referral units and alternative provision. The time is right for the government to lead a root and branch review
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