Pupil premium: English and maths interventions
Understand your requirements when it comes to tackling English and maths with your pupil premium funding. Find research-based approaches from the DfE and the Education Endowment Foundation, and see how schools are putting these into action.
- You must demonstrate the evidence behind your interventions
- Understand what your pupils need
- See if the EEF’s toolkit could help you meet those needs
- Create an English or maths teaching and learning lead
- Fund staff CPD time to secure high-quality teaching
- Engage with the National Tutoring Programme
- Primary schools: introduce short, sharp language sessions
- Secondary schools: develop reading comprehension and metacognition
You must demonstrate the evidence behind your interventions
You’re required to demonstrate how your pupil premium spending decisions are informed by research evidence.
You should choose evidence-based activities that:
- Support the quality of teaching, such as staff professional development
- Provide targeted academic support, such as tutoring
- Tackle non-academic barriers to success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and wellbeing
This is set out in section 7 of the pupil premium conditions of grant for 2021-22. You’re required to publish this information on your school website by 31 December, using the DfE’s strategy statement templates.
Understand what your pupils need
Try to balance using standardised assessment tools with using teacher-administered diagnostic assessments. For example, at Greetland Academy, staff use diagnostic tools in the classroom to identify