ICT and the Pupil Premium

Many schools have turned to the work done by the Sutton Trust to look for strategies to improve learning especially when deciding how best to use the Pupil Premium.  The report has some very clear guidance on which strategies are expensive and which have impact, the report lists 21 strategies and the use of ICT comes out as 7th (just above ALF, Sports involvement and Parental Engagement).

Effective feedback Very high impact for low cost
Meta-cognition and self-regulation strategies. High impact for low cost
Peer tutoring/ peer-assisted learning High impact for low cost
Early intervention High impact for very high cost
One-to-one tutoring Moderate impact for very high cost
Homework Moderate impact for very low cost
ICT Moderate impact for high cost

The article in SecEd Digital relating to this recommends a blend of strategies but clearly ICT still has a big role to play.

SECC Ed Article

2 thoughts on “ICT and the Pupil Premium

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  1. Bob
    This is an extremely useful post and I wouldn’t mind using it in a Curriculum Leader’s forum if that is OK with you?

    Best wishes

  2. Hi Tom,
    of course you can, I consider everything here to be in the public domain but it’s really nice to hear from you though.

    At the SLDM on 3 November and planning to do a summary of the work done by John Hattie on what really makes a difference to pupil outcomes, this work was a meta analysis of research into teaching across the world. The current government are basing a lot of policy decisions on this. The one line summary would not be terribly different from the work done by the Sutton trust though. It’s just a “bigger” piece of work.

    If your trying to promote ICT however there are some different conversations to be had. Isn’t it odd how ICT seems to be ‘under threat’ at the very time it’s needed most? We are also going to discuss the ICT curriculum at the SLDM, there is news about a national redrafting which I can share with you.

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