Pupil Premium Guidance

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There have been two significant documents which have been published this week relevant to aspects of PP reviews.

One is the latest guidance report from EEF which reinforces much of what we discussed.   A tiered approach to the spending of the PPG with a clear focus on high quality teaching.  Please click here to view this report.


The DfE have published their latest update on the Pupil Premium and it includes a section related to the PP Strategy Statement which is published on the school website.  Schools are 'encouraged' to develop a longer term strategy.   The link for this document is can be found here.



EEF News Alert Issue 67: 17 June 2019

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The latest EEF News Alert is now available here.

Topics include 

  • Apply now: 28 June deadline for latest grant-funding round
  • Get involved: opportunities to take part in EEF trials of high-potential projects
  • NEW EEF GUIDE: 'Strengthen the link between the Pupil Premium and teaching'
  • Bitesize evidence: sign up for our three weekly email series
  • Post-16: new guidance for leaders to maximise the impact of their Learning Support Assistants
  • Research Schools: what's happening near you?
  • And more....

Boolean Maths Hub : Maths SLE School Improvement Support Programme - recruitment now open for 2019-20 (9 sponsored places available)

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National recruitment is now open for the 2019-20 SLE School Improvement Support Programme and Boolean is able to sponsor 9 places.    

The programme will run in three locations: North (Leeds), Midlands (Birmingham) and South (London). Applicants will need to attend all three dates in their chosen cohort.

Who should apply? The programme is for current maths SLEs linked to a Teaching School, and will benefit those who have previous experience of developing leadership capacity in schools or who are new to the role. Participants will be expected to commit to the full programme of activities and will need the support of the headteacher of their own school and Teaching School.

Funding - The SLE development programme is funded by the Maths Hubs Programme. Funding covers provision of the three face-to-face days. Travelling expenses are not funded.  Successful SLEs will be sponsored by Boolean to cover supply costs for four days.

Application forms are available here . Application forms should be emailed directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by noon on Monday 1 July 2019 (please also cc This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..uk).

SEND Reviewer Training

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Part funded by the DfE, the SEND Review Guide was created with the purpose of empowering schools to improve their SEND provision. The review guide outlines a step-by-step audit process, including examples of good practice, guidance on how to carry out a review of SEND provision and simple self-evaluation templates. The SEND Review Guide was created in partnership with over forty outstanding special and mainstream schools, parents and carers of children with SEND as well as organisations such as Contact, Ofsted, the CDC and the TSC.

This free training is open only to SLEs, LLEs, NLEs and experienced SENCOs.   

To book your place, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your discount code before booking. 

Booking without the discount code will result in your booking being cancelled.

The guide helps schools to identify areas for improvement within their SEND provision; equip the school to review and create improvement plans for SEND provision and help embed a focus on SEND into normal school improvement practices.

One-day SEND Reviewer training takes attendees through the stages needed to prepare for the review, the SEND review itself and to feedback outcomes of the         review with confidence.  Attendees will work with the trainer to go through the guide and discuss how the review can benefit an individual school and how it can be    adopted to be used in school to school support.  

The training will take place 10-3pm on:

Click here to view the training flyer.