Fresh thinking due soon on the disadvantaged

5th November 2010 at 00:00

In his interesting article last week, "White working class needs the minority treatment" (Insight, October 29), Karamat Iqbal accidentally misattributes the 5As model of Awareness, Acceptance, Area Focus, Alignment and Action. The quote Mr Iqbal uses is actually taken directly from our research report in 2008, Successful Leadership for Promoting the Achievement of White Working-Class Pupils.

We support the general thrust of Mr Iqbal's article. White "working-class" pupils have been at a disadvantage in our current system for a long time but they are not the only ones. There is a lot to be learned from the leaders who, in pockets, have successfully tackled inequity of different kinds. We have recently reviewed our research and experience across this field and increased our alliterative list.

Routledge will be publishing the result early in 2011; just in time, we hope, to help schools decide how best to use their increasing freedoms and to spend their pupil premium.

Professor Denis Mongon, Visiting professorial fellow, London Centre for Leadership in Learning, Institute of Education, London University; and Professor Christopher Chapman, School of Education, Manchester University.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now