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Last reviewed on 19 February 2021
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Be clear on the role and responsibilities of a pupil premium link governor, and use our list of questions when monitoring provision.

Role and responsibilities

As a pupil premium link governor, or any governor monitoring pupil premium, you need to analyse 2 areas of the school's management:

  • The allocation of resources and consequent audit trail
  • Narrowing attainment gaps between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils

You should be familiar with the pupil premium: what it is, how it's allocated, how it's calculated, and which groups of pupils attract the premium.

Get to grips with the pupil premium with our 1-page read

Know your school

Get familiar with your school's pupil premium policy, if it has one Know basic pupil premium facts for your school, such as how many pupils attract the premium, how this figure compares with other local and similar schools, and how the money is spent Meet occasionally with the special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) and/or other staff responsible for performance data to discuss issues around under-performing groups, including those eligible for the pupil

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