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Pupil premium monitoring tool

Scrutinise pupil premium spending decisions, discuss the intended outcomes and evaluate impact.

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The pupil premium is additional funding given to schools to narrow the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

The governing board is responsible for ensuring that pupil premium spending is targeted at the right pupils and has an impact on their attainment and progress.

School leaders consider a number of factors when deciding how pupil premium funding should be spent. Plans to invest in areas such as improving teaching, extended support and tailored interventions should be explained to the governing board.

Our pupil premium monitoring tool sets out:

  • how pupil premium spending decisions are made
  • the evidence that supports decision-making
  • pupil premium strategy statement requirements
  • sources of information and data boards should refer to
  • questions to ask about pupil premium

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