I wish to make it clear that this article is not a personal attack upon anyone named or otherwise referenced. Michaela Community School say they welcome debate on their methods so I invite them to consider this a contribution to that debate and not to repeat their spectacle from December. To debate Michaela’s methods in lieu of any hard performance data we must be able to present the bones & sinews of those methods for examination, their pedagogy & their practice.
Michaela Community School’s Pupil Premium spend for its two years of operation from 2014 to 2016
As I pointed out in my last post, Michaela Community School’s Pupil Premium impact figures are the antipode of evidential, undermining Michaela’s frequent & loud claims to statistical success, but what truly mystifies is Michaela’s Pupil Premium spend, since opening in 2014, of an even £20,000.00 attributed to “Home Visits“. In their first year of operation the spend works out to almost £170.00 worth of “Home Visits” per Pupil Premium child.
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What can be said about Michaela Community School? Many things but I will begin at the point my charitable view ended, and by serendipity this highlights Michaela’s public use of questionable numbers.