Monitoring the pupil premium: role of the link governor

Be clear on the role and responsibilities of a pupil premium link governor. Use our list of questions when monitoring provision and our template when reporting to your board.

Last reviewed on 6 October 2023
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  1. Role and responsibilities
  2. Ask questions to help you monitor provision
  3. Report back to the board

Role and responsibilities

You need to hold senior leaders to account for:

  • How they spend the pupil premium – they must now be using the Department for Education's menu of approaches (see the document titled 'Using pupil premium: guidance for school leaders')
  • The impact of spending on targeted groups
  • The attainment and progress of eligible pupils compared with others

Make sure you're familiar with the pupil premium

You need to know:

  • What it is
  • How it's calculated and allocated
  • Which groups of pupils attract the premium
  • How it can be spent

If you're unsure, use our pupil premium course to get up to scratch. As well as covering the basics like what it is and who's eligible to receive funding, it also dives deeper into how to monitor the premium.

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