In the financial year 2023-24, pupil premium spending is set to increase to almost £2.9 billion.
Kate Burls is the Policy Manager for the Education Endowment Foundation. She leads pupil premium work to help deliver the charity’s aim of breaking the link between educational achievement and income.
In this video, Kate highlights the widening attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. Using this data, she introduces the Education Endowment Foundation’s approach to pupil premium and the importance of using evidence to decide the spending of pupil premium. She emphasises the positive impact of quality teaching not only in delivering interventions for children who need more help but for all students and how this needs to be included in the development of pupil premium strategies.