Pupil Premium

Update on the Pupil Premium

Ofsted released a report this week analysing the evidence of progress made to raise the achievement for pupils eligible for free school meals.

151 inspection reports analysed between January and December 2013 have been used along a sample of 83 primary schools and 68 secondary schools to provide examples of good practice and weaknesses present in the spending of the Pupil Premium.

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Effective monitoring and evaluation of the Pupil Premium

Evaluating the Pupil Premium isn’t easy – it’s official. The Department for Education’s (DfE) recent independent evaluation of the Premium (‘Evaluation of Pupil Premium: Research Report’ July 2013) includes an admission that even it can’t yet tell what the impact of the Premium will be, and that it’s ‘too early’ to tell which spending strategies are likely to make the most difference to attainment.

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