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Closing the Gap for Pupil Premium Children

Closing the Gap for Pupil Premium Children

Please see the links on the left or click on the links below for documents relating to closing the gap for pupil premium children.

School closure period and vulnerable pupils

Here you will find links and documents relating to the school closure period and vulnerable pupils.

Three useful articles have recently been published on this topic:

EEF – Chief executive’s letter: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/news/chief-executives-letter-school-closures-the-disadvantage-gap-may-widen-but-there-are-practical-steps-we-can-take-to-minimise-it/#closeSignup

Marc Rowland- Unity Research School: https://researchschool.org.uk/unity/news/distance-learning-through-the-lens-of-disadvantaged-pupils/

Summary of a webinar from The Centre for Education and Youth: https://cfey.org/news-and-events/2020/03/business-as-unusual-supporting-vulnerable-learners-through-covid/

The document below provides key extracts from these articles, with key points highlighted:

Other useful publications are: 

Dr Dan Nicholls -'Urgent action required: addressing disadvantage':


Sutton Trust - Social Mobility and Covid-19:


John Hattie blog - What Matters (click to open the document)

The Education Endowment Foundation has produced a very useful set of Covid-19 resources:


Ideas for supporting vulnerable pupils during this period from the articles above have been incorporated into the document below. 

The document below includes ideas we are gathering from Wokingham schools and schools across the region and country for supporting vulnerable pupils during the school closure period. We hope that this list will grow over time. Do let Emily Waddilove or other members of the school improvement team know about what your school is doing so that we can share good practice.

Below are the materials from the two virtual meetings that have taken place during this period on the subject of supporting vulnerable/ pupil premium children.