How should pupil premium spending be audited? We relay advice from two of our associate education experts on auditing pupil premium spending and how to use audits to write pupil premium action plans. We also link to examples of audit reports from primary, secondary and special schools.
Are there any examples of pupil premium action plans? This article features a KeyDoc template for a pupil premium action plan that schools can download and adapt. We also look at examples of action plans from primary and secondary schools, and a special school.
How can we map provision for pupil premium spending? One of our associate education experts suggests how schools can map pupil premium provision. This article includes examples of pupil premium provision maps and links to tools for planning and monitoring pupil premium spending.
Is there guidance on how the pupil premium grant must be spent? This article sets out the DfE's guidelines on how schools can spend the pupil premium grant. It also addresses specific questions about budgeting and reporting expenditure and has a downloadable KeyDoc pupil premium request form.
Which pupils receive pupil premium funding? This article relays conditions of the pupil premium grant from the DfE and explains the categories of pupils who are eligible for funding. It also sets out the amount of funding that each category of eligible pupil will attract.
Are there any examples of pupil premium policies? We link to an annotated policy from a school with tips on how the school developed it. We also include examples from primary, secondary and special schools, and give tips to bear in mind when writing your own policy.
How can we track the progress of pupils eligible for the pupil premium? This article includes a KeyDoc spreadsheet, created with one of our associate education experts, for tracking the progress of pupils eligible for the pupil premium. It also points to examples of progress trackers from schools.
How can we survey pupils' views on pupil premium spending? We link to examples of surveys for pupils on activities and initiatives paid for by the pupil premium. Two of our associate education experts also suggest questions that could be used in a pupil questionnaire about pupil premium spending.
Are there examples of letters to parents about the pupil premium? This article links to letters from primary and secondary schools and an LA about the pupil premium grant. The letters explain the link between FSM and the pupil premium, and set out how the school intends to spend the funding.
Are schools using the pupil premium grant to fund school trips? We point to information from schools on how they are using the grant to pay for trips and visits. We also include a video in which one of our associate education experts explains why his school uses the grant in this way.
Must schools publish pupil premium information on their websites? This article sets out the requirement for schools to publish information about pupil premium expenditure online. We also relay advice from two of our experts and answer a series of FAQs.
How is the pupil premium allocated and paid? We explain how the pupil premium is allocated, and list the dates by which local authorities and academies will receive the pupil premium grant in 2017-18. This article also sets out the per-pupil allocations for different categories of eligible pupils.
How will Ofsted evaluate our use of the pupil premium? This article refers to the School Inspection Handbook and explains how schools' pupil premium spending is inspected. It outlines the evidence inspectors will use, and cites additional guidance from one of our associate education experts.
Are there any pupil premium FAQs documents aimed at parents? We link to a number of FAQs documents about the pupil premium, the pupil premium for post-looked after children, and the early years pupil premium. You can also download a Parent Pamphlet about the pupil premium and FSM.
Is there any information about the Early Years pupil premium? We relay guidance on eligibility for the Early Years pupil premium (EYPP) and look at how the funding will be allocated, as well as whether spending must be reported.
How can we avoid identifying children when reporting on small pupil premium cohorts? This article cites guidance from the DfE, a local authority and one of our associate education experts. It also looks at examples of reports from primary schools with small pupil premium grant allocations.
How are LAC defined for the purposes of the pupil premium? We set out the pupil premium eligibility criteria for looked after children (LAC) and look at requirements for managing and reporting the funding. We also outline the distinction between LAC and children receiving short-term respite care.