The government is investing £2.5 billion per year through pupil premium, which is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. Ofsted want to ensure that schools are investing this money in evidence based practice, which is proven to make a difference to disadvantaged young people.
We are currently being funded by the Big Lottery ‘Realising Ambition’ project, which will roll out and evaluate the ‘It’s Not Ok’ violence prevention programme on a national level. The programme will replicate the very best evidence-based practice so that more children and young people receive the highest quality of service.
At the heart of our work is an evidence based approach, we are committed to collecting evidence about whether our resources work and to prove this we are currently working with Social Research Unit, Liverpool John Moores University and The University of Central London.