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Resource hub: Pupil premium
The pupil premium: an overview
The Key's pupil premium QuickRead is a good place to start, as it summarises the key aspects of the pupil premium in just one page.
The QuickRead explains what the pupil premium is, who is eligible, and how much funding schools will receive.
You may then wish to read our article 'Pupil premium: eligible pupils' for more detailed information on pupil premium eligibility.
Your school might already have a pupil premium policy, or be considering developing one. Our article has examples of pupil premium policies from schools recognised for effective use of the funding.
Spending the pupil premium
Pupil premium link governors
If you're a link governor for the pupil premium, or considering appointing one in your governing body, you might want to check out our article on the role and responsibilities of the pupil premium link governor.
It is important that your school's use of the pupil premium is as effective as possible.
We have brought together advice from one of our associate education experts, local authorities (LAs) and Ofsted on ensuring that you get value for money when spending the pupil premium funding.
We also summarise research on effective use of the pupil premium funding, including on specific interventions such as:
- One-to-one tuition
One of our associate education experts, Martin Owen, talks about the best use of the pupil premium funding he has seen. Martin has more than 20 years' experience working with academies and schools to improve their governance, leadership and management of financial, business and operational processes.
Pupil premium and accountability
The headteacher should prepare a report to governors on how the pupil premium is spent. Our article includes a downloadable KeyDoc template he or she can use to do this.
The Key's article on Ofsted inspection of pupil premium spending explains that when judging the effectiveness of leadership and management, inspectors will consider:
How effectively leaders use additional funding, including the pupil premium, and measure its impact on outcomes for pupils, and how effectively governors hold them to account for this.
For further information on different aspects of the pupil premium, see the following articles from The Key:
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