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Government announces £22million extra pupil premium funding

The government has announced that primary schools in England are to receive £22.5m to help close the gap between disadvantaged pupils.

Russell Hobby, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT said: “We welcome the additional funding – supporting early intervention is the right strategy as it lays the foundation for all later phases of education. We also welcome recent announcements of a pupil premium for nursery stage education too. 

“We now ask the government to look at the triggers for pupil premium spending, to see whether we can move away from registration for free school meals to a direct measure of eligibility. This will increase efficiency and target money better to where it is needed.”

Read the announcement here.

You can read the NAHT manifesto for education in full here: http://bit.ly/1BLx3cZ.

For more detailed information on the complete process from principles and statutory requirements to reporting, project planning and reviewing through to reporting costs and outcomes on your school website book a place on our course Pupil premium: making and costing the case.


Page Published: 11/11/2014

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