The Department for Education has set out a plan to ensure all pupils are able to realise their potential irrespective of their background. The pupil premium review is an approach to help schools deliver this improvement through commissioning a peer review from a trained pupil premium reviewer. The DfE considers that schools that are most successful at raising the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils differ in many ways but share certain important characteristics – their approaches to using pupil premium are strategic, evidence-based, ambitious and built on an ethos of high quality teaching for all. The DfE encourages all schools to adopt a culture of regularly reviewing the effectiveness of their pupil premium strategy, drawing on the expertise of a pupil premium reviewer.
Rachel Snape is a Headteacher, Head of The Kite TSA Cambridge, a National Leader of Education, a Pupil Premium Reviewer and an ArtsMark Critical Friend. If you would like to know more about Pupil Premium Reviews or are considering requesting one, please contact us.