Best Practice

Pupil Premium: General and targeted interventions

There is a wealth of research showing what can work with the Pupil Premium. Steve Burnage offers us five general approaches and eight targeted interventions

The Pupil Premium is a valuable and accountable resource to enable schools and academies across the UK support those learners who struggle to make progress. For schools to make best use of this funding, it is important that:

Of course, we mustn’t overlook that effective interventions we put in place for our targeted learners will also be effective for all learners. In other words, the interventions we are going to explore in this article are also excellent good practice to support outstanding learning, teaching and progress across any school or group of pupils.

Although the interventions below are very generic, encouraging all those that lead learning in a school to adopt these simple strategies can make a significant difference to all learners, especially those in receipt of Pupil Premium. The five are:

Register now, read forever

Thank you for visiting SecEd and reading some of our content for professionals in secondary education. Register now for free to get unlimited access to all content.

What's included:

  • Unlimited access to news, best practice articles and podcast

  • New content and e-bulletins delivered straight to your inbox every Monday and Thursday


Already have an account? Sign in here