The Tes reports that the new minister for children and families paid tribute to the power of teachers to transform disadvantaged pupils’ lives.
A school where staff make sure that even pupils who cannot afford to bring a pen to school are able to learn is among the winners at the Pupil Premium Awards this afternoon.
The awards were presented at a champagne reception, held on a terrace at the Houses of Parliament, overlooking the Thames.
James Turner, deputy chief executive of the Education Endowment Foundation, said how much he enjoyed the opportunity to mingle with teachers at the awards ceremony. “A lot of our work is about data and research,” he said. “It’s nice to actually come out and see the people who are affected by it all.”
Debra Wood, headteacher of Rose Bridge Academy, in Wigan, was among the winners: her school won the pupil premium plus category, awarded to the school that has done the most to help looked-after children.
“These children go through all sorts of difficulties in their lives,” she said. “Sometimes these students need extra-special care.
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