This opening instalment focuses on how schools can ‘Make the Difference for Disadvantaged Pupils’.
Host Alex Quigley, the EEF’s national content manager, says:
In this first episode, Alex speaks to:
- Natalie Perera, Executive Director of the Education Policy Institute, who highlights key findings from the EPI’s latest research on disadvantage; (Start – 12:25)
- Professor Becky Francis, Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation, who points to ways evidence can be applied by schools to close the disadvantage gap; (12:26 – 26:56) and
- Sonia Thompson, Headteacher at St Matthew’s Research School, Birmingham, who discusses her school’s approach to supporting disadvantaged pupils to achieve well and take joy in their learning. (26:56 – End)
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