Last Christmas @GavinWilliamson sneaked out a change to Pupil Premium, meaning over 100000 Free School Meal children will miss out on PP & Catch Up funds

When challenged by @KateGreenSU Williamson accused her of moaning

£4.5million from Birmingham schools is worth moaning about
Since first posting details for @BhamCityCouncil I’ve become aware that pupils not included as PP won’t be eligible for all catch up funding

It’s another £145 per pupil lost because of the date change

Another £440,000 in catch up funds not going to Birminghams poorest children
When challenged on this shocking evidence, Tory education ministers simply deny there is an issue
@NickGibbUK said schools “won’t lose out over Pupil Premium change”
@vickyford says of the multi million pound cut “It won’t actually make a huge difference”

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To be clear, for Birmingham city council schools, there is a £3.8 million shortfall in Pupil Premium funding as a direct result of the decision to change the PP calculation date

An additional £440,000 in lost catch up funding

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1 May
Last Christmas @GavinWilliamson sneaked out a change to Pupil Premium, meaning over 100000 Free School Meal children will miss out on PP & Catch Up funds

When challenged by @KateGreenSU Williamson accused her of moaning

£608,000 from Hackney schools is worth moaning about
When challenged on this shocking evidence, Tory education ministers simply deny there is an issue
@NickGibbUK said schools “won’t lose out over Pupil Premium change”
@vickyford says of the multi million pound cut “It won’t actually make a huge difference”

tes.com/news/schools-w…
Since first posting details for @hackneycouncil I’ve become aware that pupils excluded from PP will not be eligible for all catch up funding

It’s another £145 per pupil lost because of the date change

Another £63,000 in catch up funds not going to Hackneys poorest children
Read 4 tweets
1 May
In anticipation of @NickGibbUK appearance at #edselctee I put in some FOIs

I guessed he would deny the issue & he came through, stating schools 'won't lose out over pupil premium change'

Currently receiving responses from schools in his constituency showing they ARE losing out
Schools in his constituency are losing out on thousands of pounds of catch-up and PP funding as a direct result of this cut

For a minister to claim otherwise is a disgrace

To claim schools won’t lose out AND Headteachers don’t know their pupils, is contemptible
And here’s the thing, I’ve contacted schools in constituencies of

@GavinWilliamson
@vickyford

So when they next appear in front of @halfon4harlowMP & @IanMearnsMP there’ll be evidenced figures showing the damage their cuts have done to their own schools

It will be undeniable
Read 6 tweets
29 Apr
Particularly frustrating to hear Nick Gibb repeatedly dismissing the reported PP figures but not coming up with any alternative estimates

We know Dfe officials did an economic impact assessment, they should publish it #edselctte
Gibbs attack line was that the published figures don't include returning FSM pupils and when DfE statisticians strip these returners out the figures will be lower

There are huge caveats with this
Firstly, whist it's technically true that returners won't miss out on PP, the numbers in this category are likely to be inconsequential, it's just deflection

We have to remember this time period saw record numbers of Universal credit and FSM claims, most being new claimants
Read 12 tweets
24 Apr
After @GavinWilliamson sneaked out a change to the Pupil Premium calculation, I got busy, Foi requesting data & working out the impact on schools & councils

After a reply from Oldham, I can now show Greater Manchester schools will lose £10 million in PP funding this year
These are net figures and the actual impact is likely to be even higher

Because these Free school meal pupils are not entitled to Pupil Premium, they also miss out on £145 Covid catch up funding

7200 of Greater Manchester’s poorest pupils will not receive PP funding this year
And here are the FOI responses, for anyone wanting to look further

Bolton & Bury
Read 8 tweets
4 Apr
Woke up feeling quite cross with Labour

They’ve scraped together a press release about the cut to pupil premium, got a small amount of coverage in a couple of industry papers & just moved on

Their timing was horrendous, 10:30 on a bank holiday Friday in the middle of Easter
We’re in the run up to the local elections

There’s hard evidence that the Tories are taking money away from the poorest & weakest in society & it can be pinned on @GavinWilliamson

There are huge funding cuts whose impact can be directly associated with local councils
This should have been a massive story, every Labour & Lib Dem candidate should be shouting from the rooftops how much the local schools were losing, how much the poorest were suffering

Gavin Williamson dragged before Parliament, hammered with the names of schools losing funding
Read 6 tweets
3 Apr
Further to my thread listing the numbers involved with @educationgovuk change to the Pupil Premium calculation date & the impact it will have on schools/Local authorities & the Labour press release on the same subject

I’m going to go through the DfE response point by point ImageImage
Firstly @FCDWhittaker in @SchoolsWeek was told “the government had ‘prioritised children and young people’ throughout the pandemic”

Anyone looking back at their treatment of free schools meals children would beg to differ

They were prepared to let FSM pupils starve over summer
“We’ve made sure schools have continued to accept new free school meal applications, providing meals to anyone who becomes newly eligible, including while pupils were learning remotely”

Incredibly gracious of DfE, not stopping schools registering pupils & allowing them to be fed
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