You are here:

Last reviewed on 4 May 2021
Ref: 42634
School types: All · School phases: All

Get a snapshot of what secondary schools across the country view as the priorities for their pupil premium spending from the Sutton Trust's report, and see if the approaches a number of secondary schools are taking to funding could work for you.

Key findings from schools across the country 

The Sutton Trust’s school funding and pupil premium 2021 report shows that for 2020/21, out of the senior leaders in secondary schools surveyed: 

  • 17% see more 1:1/small group tuition (such as the National Tutoring Programme) as their biggest priority for spending their pupil premium 
  • 80% consider research evidence on the impact of different approaches and programmes when deciding which ones to adopt to improve pupil learning
  • 76% use past experience of what works to decide the above 
  • 69% use the Sutton Trust/EEF toolkit  
  • 33% have needed to cut back on teaching assistants (TAs) for financial reasons. 33% also report cutting teaching staff and support staff - however, this is lower than the 72% (support staff), 70% (TAs) and 69% (teaching staff) reported at secondary schools in 2019 

Targeting interventions and personalising the curriculum 

Providing identified pupils

More from The Key

KSG_Graphic_3x1_5_600x900.jpg

Bitesize training with a big impact

Our on-demand training has your whole board covered and lets them learn at a time and pace that suits them.

Help your new governors hit the ground running with our expertly-designed induction training, and our role-specific courses support your link governors develop key skills and confidence in their role.

Illustration_INSET_ads_cut.original.jpg

New eLearning: DSL refresher training

Your DSL’s training should be refreshed at least once every 2 years. 

Designed in collaboration with safeguarding experts, our 2.5 hour online refresher training course reminds DSLs how to put their knowledge into practice, with in-depth, real-world scenarios.

 

The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.