The government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) to allocate extra funding for schools to use. The aim of this grant is to support disadvantaged pupils across publicly funded schools in England and narrow the attainment gap.
School leaders decide how the grant is used and may choose to use part of their pupil premium for intervention sessions. These interventions are short-term, targeted teaching programme with specific outcomes intended for a pupil or small group of pupils. These sessions are timetabled and targeted to pupils identified as requiring extra help to succeed in a given subject.
Intervention sessions can be delivered for disadvantaged students of any academic ability. The government identifies the most academically able disadvantaged pupils at most risk of not achieving their academic potential.
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) asserts interventions as a likely key component of an effective Pupil Premium Strategy. These intervention sessions should always be linked to classroom learning.
A successful pupil premium intervention may be planned accordingly through:
The Brilliant Club has been cited by Ofsted as an ‘effective use of pupil premium funding’ through The Scholars Programme.
To learn more about pupil premium, click here.
To learn about the updates made to the pupil premium, click here.
The Brilliant Club is always looking for new schools to partner with and welcomes school enquires into running The Scholars Programme. Any enquiries can be submitted here.