Pupil premium: spending audit
If you want to make sure your pupil premium funding is being spent effectively, do some auditing. Find tips on what the audit should include and examples of audits from schools.
What to include
If you choose to carry out an audit, the report should include:
- A detailed description of each use of the grant
- The cost of each use of the grant
- The percentage of the total pupil premium grant represented by each expenditure
- The amount of management time spent on each use of the grant
- The amount of teacher time spent on each use of the grant
- The amount of support staff time spent on each use of the grant
- The impact on pupils, including progress data where appropriate
This was explained to us by Jaimini Lakhani, our associate education expert.
Examples from schools
Meadlands Primary School in Richmond upon Thames has published its audit report here, called the 'Achieving for Children PPG audit'.
For each area of focus, it includes:
- Analysis of strengths
- Areas for further consideration
It has also published a strategy report and end-of-year review that details expenditure here.
Hele's School, a secondary school in Plymouth, has an audit report with spending summaries that look at: