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Monday 12 October 2015


Funding for disadvantaged pupils: third report of session 2015-16: report, together with formal minutes relating to the report.

House of Commons papers (2015-16) - 327.
Corporate Author:
Committee of Public Accounts
Meg Hillier (chairman)

Since the introduction of the Pupil Premium in 2011, there is some evidence that the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has started to narrow. Head teachers have increased their focus on tackling this obdurate issue and there are many examples of schools using the Pupil Premium on interventions that work. The work of the Education Endowment Foundation has also been important in developing the evidence base for what works best, and so helping schools to choose the best interventions for their own circumstances. However, the Department for Education needs to be better at supporting schools to share and use best practice more consistently so that more schools use the Pupil Premium effectively. In addition, there remain inequalities in the core funding received by schools with very similar levels of disadvantage. As the impact of the Pupil Premium will take a long time to be fully realised, the Department needs to do more to demonstrate its emerging benefits in the meantime. We also urge the Department to carry out an early review of the electiveness of the Early Years Pupil Premium.

  • ISBN: 9780215086341
  • 6.50

Science & Technology

Construction for nuclear installations.

IAEA safety standards series SSG-38.
Corporate Author:
International Atomic Energy Agency

This Safety Guide provides recommendations and guidance based on international good practices in the construction of nuclear installations, which will enable construction to proceed with high quality. It can be applied to support the development, implementation and assessment of construction methods and procedures and the identification of good practices for ensuring the quality of the construction to meet the design intent and ensure safety. It will be a useful tool for regulatory bodies, licensees and new entrant countries for nuclear power plants and other nuclear installations.

  • ISBN: 9789201027153
  • 38.00

Science & Technology

Treatment of residual sodium and sodium potassium from fast reactors: review of recent accomplishments, challenges and technologies.

IAEA-TECDOC series 1769.
Corporate Author:
International Atomic Energy Agency

This publication discusses a variety of treatment methods to be considered when dismantling components that still contain residual quantities of sodium or sodium potassium, several of which were presented as contributed papers to the IAEA session during the 5th International Conference and Exhibition on Decommissioning Challenges, in Avignon, France, 7-11 April 2013. The publication provides a synthesis of information presented during the session, which was developed further at a consultants meeting held in Vienna, 2-6 December 2013. Decommissioning challenges faced at eight different facilities in five different countries are discussed, as well as the achievements and lessons learned that are of value to the worldwide decommissioning communit

  • ISBN: 9789201063151
  • 16.50