Pupil premium

What you'll learn

Pupil premium funding helps schools close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers - and this has never been more important, due to coronavirus. We'll help you understand your role in making sure this funding is used as effectively as possible, and the key tasks that will help you make an impact. Learn in bite-size chunks whenever suits you, or set aside about 2 hours to do this course in one sitting.

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Who is this course for?

This course is for:

  • Any governor (the pupil premium has wide-reaching impacts, so it's important for all governors to understand the basics)
  • Pupil premium link governors (if your board has one)

4 November 2021: we updated our page 'How to read your school’s pupil premium strategy statement' to reflect the new statement template that your school must use, and the updated examples published by the Department for Education.

Governance during coronavirus

We developed this course to help you understand your role in monitoring the pupil premium as it normally works. Coronavirus has affected the information schools have available about the progress and attainment of pupils eligible for the pupil premium (and all pupils). 

In addition to following this course, talk to your chair about how the pandemic is affecting eligible pupils in your school, and your governing board's approach to monitoring.