The Pupil Premium summit in July 2015 found that "while the impact (of pupil premium funding) has been significant in individual schools, progress remains slow at a national level."
This is mirrored in Gloucestershire. The gap between the achievement of disadvantaged pupils (i.e. those eligible for pupil premium funding) and other pupils in Gloucestershire is not closing as rapidly as we would like, however, we know that individual schools are showing significant impact of the pupil premium funding and there are pockets of effective practice across the county.
The Pupil Premium summit also reported "Finding ways to achieve impact on a larger scale is one of the obstacles we face in the drive to raise standards. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, we do need better systems in place for sharing and collaborating."
With this in mind the local authority is developing a 'Pupil Premium Toolkit' to bring together and share effective national and local practice. A booklet version of the Pupil Premium Toolkit can be downloaded opposite.
This section is 'work in progress' so we would welcome your feedback and contributions. We will let you know about developments via the Closing the Gap newsletter, Heads Up and via network meetings.