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REPORTS ON  PUPIL PREMIUM RESEARCH , ACADEMIES AND COOPERATIVE SCHOOLS , AND NON TEACHERS TEACHING IN SCHOOLS , HAVE ALL APPEARED  IN THE NEWSPAPERS RECENTLY . CHECK THEM OUT IN FULL  FOR INTERESTING INFORMATION.

EXTRACTS ONLY BELOW.

IN THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT BY : STEPHEN EXLEY 20TH JULY 2012

UNION ( NASUWT) BACKS COOP ACADEMIES OVER `PREDATORY` CHAINS  , “THEY ARE A SAFE HAVEN ,FROM PRIVATISATION AGENDA IT CLAIMS. A MAJOR CLASSROOM UNION TOOK THE UNPRESEDENTED STEP THIS WEEK OF BACKING COOPERATIVE SCHOOLS – INCLUDING ACADEMIES – AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO WHAT THEY DESCRIBE AS THE “PRIVATISATION AGENDA ” OF ACADEMY CHAINS .

IN THE INDEPENDENT BY : RICHARD GARNER . 27TH JULY 2012

SCHOOL`S SPENDING FAILING POOREST PUPILS .RESEARCH CARRIED OUT BY THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR EDUCTIONAL RESEARCH  FOR THE SUTTON TRUST CHARITY ,WARNS THAT VERY LITTLE OF THE “PUPIL PREMIUM “£1.25bn ALLOCATED TO SCHOOLS FOR TEACHING DISADVANTAGED PUPILS IS BEING SPENT ON MEASURES TO BOOST THEIR PERFORMANCE . ONE IN 10 SCHOOLS WAS FOUND TO BE USING MONEY TO PLUG THE GAP LEFT BY BUDGET CUTS

IN THE INDEPENDENT BY RICHARD GARNER .28TH JULY 2012

ACADEMIES `SET FREE` TO EMPLOY NON-TEACHERS . IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT FREE SCHOOLS , AND THE INDEPENDENT SECTOR, ACADEMIES ARE NOW FREE TO EMPLOY  NON-QUALIFIED  TEACHERS AND TO PUT THEM  IN CHARGE OF THE CLASSROOM .CHRISTINE BLOWER OF THE NUT HAS STATED THAT “THE NUT BELIEVES THAT ALL CHILDREN DESERVE TO BE TAUGHT BY QUALIFIED TEACHERS  AND IT`S NOT JUST THE PROFESSION THAT THINKS SO.”

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FROM :    i  THE INDEPENDENT : ENGLAND :  EDUCATION  : BY :   ANDREW GRICE  POLITICAL EDITOR : TUESDAY 15TH MAY 2012 .

The Government will not ringfence the £2.5bn a year to be handed to schools for the most disadvantaged pupils to ensure all of it is spent on them, Nick Clegg admitted yesterday .

 

The Deputy Prime Minister said it would be wrong to ” micro-  manage ” every school from Whitehall by dictating how money allocated under his ” pupil premium ” scheme is spent.He dismissed criticism that it could be used to cover spending cuts.

 

But Alan Milburn, the Government`s independent reviewer of child poverty and social mobility , is to investigate how and where the money is being spent.” It is opaque .” said the former Labour cabinet minister .” That is the real problem .”

 

In a speech yesterday, Mr Clegg said the Coalition would not copy the previous Labour government by trying to hold the hand of every teacher . He is confident staff will innovate and spend the money  well in different ways- such as one – to – one tuition , catching -up classes, breakfast clubs or counselling .

 

But Christine Blower , general secretary of the National Union of Teachers , said : “The Pupil Premium is simply being used to plug gaps in school`s budgets because of other funding cuts.”

AT LAST , AN INVESTIGATION  INTO THE EFFECTS OF NON RINGFENCED  FUNDING  ON BOTH STUDENTS AND STAFF.       PAT CARTER : TUTOR  . PORTSMOUTH . ENGLAND.

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