Last reviewed on 23 December 2021
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Know what your role is in monitoring pupil premium spending, and get up to speed with the rules on what it should and shouldn't be spent on.

Your role as governors

You're responsible for monitoring the spending of pupil premium funding to make sure it's having an impact on pupils.

It's up to your senior leadership team to decide how to spend the money.

You can monitor through:

Rules on spending

The pupil premium is designed to help raise the attainment of eligible pupils.

As long as your school can demonstrate that its spending supports this goal, it can use the money as it sees fit. However, your school shouldn't use it to provide free school meals to pupils who are entitled to them. It should cover the cost of these from its core budget allocation.

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