Pupil Premium

Written by Sally Hunt.

Our interactive workshops are increasingly being booked by Pupil Premium Administrators as external specialised support to the English department, to raise achievement and improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

We work with students of all abilities, but we have received some outstanding testimonials on the impact our workshop has had on pupil achievement. A day learning about being a reporter goes some way to closing the gap between the less literate pupils and their peers.

[click to enlarge a testimonial from an Abington Academy student]One Year 7 student at Heyford Free School had reading and writing difficulties and been receiving one-to-one attention for the whole year. He received an award for Excellent Article Writing at the end of the Journalism workshop, reducing his teacher to tears of pride. The lovely thing was, I didn’t know anything about his past and had quite genuinely picked out his article as a superb example to read out to the class!

Please click on the image (right) to open/download a testimonial from a student at Abington Academy (Adobe Acrobat or Reader required).

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