How will you ensure that Pupil Premium and other vulnerable pupils get the support they need as schools re-open to all pupils? With an eye on Ofsted expectations and requirements, Helen Frostick advises, including on planning for the summer term

It seems clear that when Ofsted inspections return to “normal”, one overarching focus will be – understandably – on vulnerable children, including those eligible for the Pupil Premium.

A plethora of research during the pandemic has shown disadvantaged and other vulnerable pupils to have been hit hardest in many respects, including lost learning, wellbeing and safeguarding concerns.

This article aims to outline a few practical suggestions to help you evaluate just how you intend to support your vulnerable pupils as schools re-open fully – with the added advantage that this work will also help you to prepare for the return of on-site Ofsted inspections (as things stand, it seems that the summer term could see Ofsted resuming on-site inspections).

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