Skip to main content

Problems with putting price on pupils' heads

I welcome the pupil premium. I wish it was weighted to children in key stage 1 where, judiciously spent - on teaching children to read, for example - it would reduce the problems that make the premium necesary for older pupils. We need tough long-term solutions to solve what former education secretary Sir Keith Joseph called the long tail of underachievement in English education.

David Winston, Salford.

Log in or register for FREE to continue reading.

It only takes a moment and you'll get access to more news, plus courses, jobs and teaching resources tailored to you