Teachers TV investigates the Budget and the pupil premium

29 Jun 2010

In my latest short film for Teachers TV, I look at what the coalition government's 2010 Budget means for education, including the pupil premium and how it could affect schools.

Luke Sibieta of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Lindsey Wharmby, a school funding expert, and Mary Bousted of the ATL talk to me about the pupil premium, where schools are given a financial incentive for taking on pupil;s from a disadvantaged background. What effect will it have on standards?

I also ask whether the change, promised in both the Conservative and Liberal Democrat manifestos, might also lead to the introduction of a national funding formula.

I visit Bishop Challoner School in Tower Hamlets, where headteacher Catherine Myers  talks about what level of pupil premium would make a difference, and how the school would use the extra money.

You can view the film at: www.teachers.tv/videos/need-to-know-the-budget-and-school-funding

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