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School Community Newsletter 24/02/23

This week we’re going to be focusing on designing effective pupil premium strategies! Improving outcomes for disadvantaged pupils is something that is very close to our hearts at Yes Futures, where we work to ensure that every young person on our programmes is empowered to achieve their personal potential.

Much like the way we design our own programmes, an effective pupil premium strategy is one that identifies the specific challenges that young people face; sets out coherent and SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound) objectives; selects appropriate and evidenced activities to achieve these objectives; and evaluates the impact of the chosen activities.

Whether you’re a school leader looking to write your next pupil premium strategy or a classroom teacher who wants to understand better how decisions around supporting your most disadvantaged students are arrived at, we hope these handy resources and articles are a good place to get started.


Funding rates for pupil premium students have changed!

These are outlined in the most recent government guidance on pupil premium eligibility and
funding rates.


Check out the Educational Endowment Foundation pupil premium Guide!

Whilst the gov UK website has a useful set of guidance docs for developing your school’s
pupil premium strategy, we think that the EEF’s resources are hard to beat.


A menu of approaches!

The EEF’s ‘Menu of Approaches’ demonstrates how pupil premium funding can be split
across three distinct focus areas: high-quality teaching, targeted academic support and wider


Closing the attainment gap

A recent presentation from the National Foundation for Educational Research outlined some
of the steps that have been evidenced to successfully close the attainment gap in schools.


Evaluating your pupil premium strategy

How can we be sure that our interventions have had the desired effect on disadvantaged
students? This blog provides some useful suggestions on how to effectively evaluate your
pupil premium strategy.

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