Greater Impact with Pupil Premium Funding
Since their introduction in 2013 pupil premium reviews have helped hundreds of schools to refine their work with disadvantaged pupils and spend the pupil premium more effectively. Good pupil premium reviews are normally associated with improved pupil outcomes. Evidence is at the heart of this drive for effectiveness so this guide uses an evidence-based approach to assess the effectiveness of a school’s pupil premium strategy, and identify how it might be refined to make greater impact. This will normally involve adjusting the way the funding is used.
We all know time is short for disadvantaged pupils in our schools to realise their potential, so it is more vital than ever that the decisions about using the funding are part of an effective strategy. While accelerating the progress of disadvantaged pupils can be complex, schools in every region - including Pupil Premium Award-winners, Teaching Schools and high achieving schools - are delivering high standards for disadvantaged pupils every year.