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Ian35mm - I think it's a great idea but what did you mean by:

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There is an example in Bucks at the moment where large sums of money are being ploughed into socially and economically disadvantaged primary schools, but which seems to benefit children in those schools who are not disadvantaged at all.


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The Bucks Young Peoples University G&T summer schools are fantastic at targetting the advantaged pupils within the most disadvantaged schools.

I ran 5 summer schools (budget £45000 for five, 5 day schools), but did we get the most disadvantaged kids? No we got the middle class kids who just happened to go to underachieving schools.

The reasons for this are complex in some areas, but as an example: we ask teachers to offer places to the kids who are gifted at acting from underachieving schools. They choose some kids who are good at acting - and it turns out that the kids from different schools all know each other! Why? They all go to Stagecoach.

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Have you spoken to them about this? I'm sure this would be a concern.


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Who? BYPU, or VAHT?

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BYPU - sorry we are going off topic but, as a teacher, giving children every chance to fulfil their potential is important to me.


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It's not a concern to BYPU, who are very aware of the situation.

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That's shocking :shock:


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not if you knew the organisation

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