292018Mar

Pupil premium auto-enrolment

Pupil Premium is such an important area of education funding but currently a number of children don’t receive it even though they should. I believe it should be done on an auto enrolment scheme rather than parental applications (it is currently tied to free school meals). In addition it doesn’t help any children affected by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs which I did a PMQ on this week). Once again I recently pushed the Minister for a review of Pupil Premium to ensure it truly helps achieve social mobility and tackles social injustice.