Pupil Premium

Will the FSM expansion threaten Pupil Premium?

The announcement of free school meals for all key stage 1 children was greeted positively by most. However, as we draw closer to its implementation, the implications of this new legislation seem to go far beyond kitchen capacity.



Pupil Premium: What strategies work best?

Since the Pupil Premium was introduced, debate has raged over how schools can use the funding effectively and efficiently. Christopher Woolfrey looks at some specific interventions and how three schools are spending their Pupil Premium allocations


Meet the Pupil Premium Champion

Respected educationalist Dr John Dunford began work this term as the National Pupil Premium Champion. He spoke to Dorothy Lepkowska about how he will be helping to support effective Pupil Premium practice


What will be the sport premium’s legacy?

Primary schools are diligently making use of their primary sport premium, but will this pump-priming see any long-term benefit, or is it another flash in the political pan?


Pupil Premium: Evidence and impact

The pressure is on schools to ensure that Pupil Premium spending is evidence-based and to show the impact of their strategies. Fiona Aubrey-Smith looks at what practical guidance and resources are out there to help


Measuring impact: Using the Premium

Schools everywhere are looking for the most effective Pupil Premium strategies and for the best methods of showing the results of their spending decisions. Liz Twist looks at what the evidence shows to be the best approaches


Spending the Pupil Premium well in primary schools

Ofsted’s latest report into how schools are spending the Pupil Premium finds that while more schools are using the funding effectively, a ‘significant minority’ are still struggling. Pete Henshaw takes a look


How to spend the Pupil Premium

Having increased to £900 in 2013/14, the Pupil Premium is expected to make all the difference to disadvantage in our communities. Suzanne O’Connell speaks to schools about how it is being used, including how Ofsted is reporting its use


Supporting White working class boys

Of those groups eligible for free school meals in schools, one of the worst performing is White, British boys. Tom Welch has been involved in a project to discover what factors can help these students to buck the trend


A Pupil Premium Toolkit

Professor Steve Higgins on a toolkit designed to help schools spend their Pupil Premium money as effectively as possible


How to spend your Pupil Premium...

The Pupil Premium marked its first anniversary in April. What have primary heads done with the extra cash and is it making a difference? Nick Bannister reports

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