The comprehensive eight module Pupil Premium Online Certificate will support the most effective use of your Pupil Premium and provide best practice guidance to help raise attainment and improve outcomes in your school.
The Certificate will guide you through the development of your strategy – including identifying the gap in your school, meeting different needs and tailoring approaches, and how you can prioritise high quality teaching in practice.
Further modules will examine best practice implementation of interventions and solutions, how to effectively monitor and evaluate impact, and looking beyond attainment and supporting wellbeing and social mobility.
The course will also assess latest Government policy and guidance, and ensure you know what Ofsted are looking for when inspecting your spend.
***Please note: this course will be launching in November and is available for pre-order now***
What will you learn and how will the online course work?
What will you learn?
- Understand latest policy and guidance and what it means for your school
- Expert guidance on effective practice and accountability
- How to assess needs and plan interventions with maximum impact
- Look at how to monitor and evaluate impact, and use data to inform decision-making
- Going beyond attainment: support wellbeing, personal development and social mobility
- Expert Ofsted and inspections guidance: demonstrate the effectiveness of your spend
How does it work?
The course is fully online and designed for flexible, independent learning – you will have a year’s access to the course so you can learn at your own pace, and at times which suit you.
Delivered via our specialist online learning platform UNIQSKILLS, the course consists of training videos, written and downloadable materials, and a test at the end of each module to check your learning.
- Module one:
Policy, eligibility and national guidance
- Who is eligible for Pupil Premium? What does ‘disadvantage’ mean?
- Latest DfE policy and guidance
- Accountability and reporting
- An overview: Education Endowment Fund (EEF) Guidance
- Closing the attainment gap: where are we now and what more do we need to do?
- Module two:
Identifying barriers in your school: no one size fits all
- Why is there a gap?
- What are the barriers to learning?
- Assessing and meeting different needs
- Language and literacy skills
- The Mathew Effect and building Cultural Capital
- Module three:
Effective use – strategy and planning
- Pupil Premium priorities and top tips
- Determining your targets and aims
- Intelligent use of data and utilising your funding in the right areas
- Aligning spend with your whole school improvement plan
- Benchmarking and the national picture – examples of good practice
- Module four:
Making a success of interventions and support
- Teaching, TA and staff deployment
- Individualised and tailored approaches
- 121 and small group intervention
- Frequent assessment data and decision-making
- Whole-school and non-academic strategies
- Module five:
SEN and the Pupil Premium: raising achievement
- Assessing the crossovers between Pupil Premium and SEN
- Suitable interventions for additional and complex needs
- Teaching and making effective use of TAs
- Working with parents/ carers
- Cross-departmental working and support
- Module six:
Beyond attainment: wellbeing and social mobility
- Emotional and mental health support
- Behaviour and attendance
- Working with families and communities
- The school’s role in facilitating social mobility
- How can this be achieved?
- Module seven:
Monitoring and evaluating effectiveness
- How can we measure success?
- Gathering evidence and tracking progress
- Evaluating spend and value for money
- Using internal evidence to improve PP practice
- Using external research evidence – what works?
- Module 8:
Ofsted and inspecting Pupil Premium spend
- How will Ofsted assess your Pupil Premium strategy?
- Evidencing spending decisions – good record keeping
- Involving governors and trustees
- Displaying effective oversight
- Avoiding common inspection failures