Pupil premium: monitoring checklist

Feel confident as pupil premium lead with our list of everything you need to do, including what data you should monitor, how you should report back to your governing board and how to track pupil progress.

Last reviewed on 2 September 2021
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  1. Download our monitoring checklist
  2. Guidance: monitoring in practice
  3. Next steps 

We'd like to thank Gulshan Kayembe, our associate education expert, for her help with this article and checklist. 

Download our monitoring checklist

It includes sections such as:

  • The pupil premium action plan
  • Pupil progress
  • Links with the governing board

Guidance: monitoring in practice

Delegate to senior leaders

While you're in charge of collecting evidence of the impact of all activities which support pupils eligible for the pupil premium, you can delegate some of this workload to members of the senior leadership team (SLT), or at least request contributions from them.

For example, members of the SLT could conduct learning walks to gather evidence about the quality of learning for pupils eligible for the pupil premium.

Make sure impact is measurable

While data on academic progress is easy to measure, you need to establish a consistent system for