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Pupil Premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across 3 areas, with a particular focus on teaching.
Investing in high-quality teaching, for example:
Additional support for some pupils focussed on their specific needs, for example
Support for non-academic issues that impact success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional challenges. For example
Read the Education Endowment Foundation’s (EEF) pupil premium guide for information about the tiered approach to spending.