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The Pupil Premium Strategies: CPD

CPD-Certified online program that equips you with the essential skills and knowledge to empower educators



£299 inc VAT
Or £49.83/mo. for 6 months...
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8.9 hours · Self-paced
No formal qualification
19 CPD hours / points
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The Pupil Premium course offers numerous advantages and benefits for educators seeking to enhance their expertise and create a positive impact on their students' educational journey.
The Pupil Premium online course presents a unique opportunity for educators to expand their knowledge, skills, and impact. Through comprehensive CPD certification, in-depth learning modules, and practical strategies, this course empowers educators to make a meaningful difference in the lives of their students, fostering a more inclusive and supportive learning environment for all.


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19 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


8h 57m
    • 1: Introduction 01:00
    • 2: Pupil Premium Guide 16:00 PDF
    • 3: Module 1: Policy, eligibility and national guidance 40:40
    • 4: Module 1: Policy, eligibility and national guidance Part 1 03:00
    • 5: Module 1: Policy, eligibility and national guidance Part 2 03:00
    • 6: School Planning Guide 27:00 PDF
    • 7: Pupil premium strategy statement (Primary) 02:00
    • 8: Pupil premium strategy statement (Secondary) 02:00
    • 9: Features of successful school 01:00
    • 10: PP-0 Statment Secondary Blank 02:00
    • 11: Module One: Policy, eligibility and national guidance 03:00
    • 12: Module Overview 01:00
    • 13: Module 2 Identifying Barriers In Your School 28:31
    • 14: Does the Pupil Premium work? 02:00
    • 15: The Matthew Effect 04:00
    • 16: A three-point plan for PP success 04:00
    • 17: Module Two: Identifying barriers in your school: no one size fits all 02:00
    • 18: Module 3 Effective use of Pupil Premium Strategy Part 1 17:56
    • 19: Module 3 Effective use of Pupil Premium Strategy Part 2 14:29
    • 20: Module 3: Effective use of Pupil Premium – strategy and planning Part 1 04:00
    • 21: Module 3: Effective use of Pupil Premium – strategy and planning Part 2 02:00
    • 22: Good Practice 03:00
    • 23: Targets and aims 01:00
    • 24: Module 3: Effective Use 02:00
    • 25: Teaching Assistant Part 1 04:00
    • 26: Teaching Assistant Part 2 02:00
    • 27: Module 4 Increasingly independent 08:17
    • 28: Module 4 Increasingly independent 01:00
    • 29: Module 4 Intervention 14:29
    • 30: Module 4 Intervention 02:00
    • 31: Module 4 It's good to talk 20:48
    • 32: Module 4 It's good to talk 02:00
    • 33: Features of effective intervention strategies 02:00
    • 34: Module 4: Making a success of interventions and support 02:00
    • 35: SEN and Pupil premium 29:48
    • 36: Module 5: Sen And The Pupil Premium PP 11:00 PDF
    • 37: Module Five: SEN and the Pupil Premium: raising achievement 07:00
    • 38: Module 6 Beyond Attainment - Wellbeing And Social Mobility 32:32
    • 39: Module 6 Beyond Attainment - Wellbeing And Social Mobility 11:00 PDF
    • 40: Blank MHW Audit -Oct-2020 04:00
    • 41: Blank - PP- Audit-Sep- 2019 Part 1 02:00
    • 42: Blank - PP- Audit-Sep- 2019 Part 2 03:00
    • 43: Module Six: Beyond attainment: wellbeing and social mobility 07:00
    • 44: Module 7: Monitoring And Evaluating Effectiveness Part 1 05:49
    • 45: Module 7: Monitoring And Evaluating Effectiveness Part 2 17:49
    • 46: Measuring Success 01:00
    • 47: The EEF tier approach 02:00
    • 48: Monitoring and Evaluating 01:00
    • 49: Using Internal Evidence to Improve Pupil Premium Practice 02:00
    • 50: When the interventions work the best 01:00
    • 51: Module Seven: Monitoring and evaluating effectiveness 03:00
    • 52: Module 8: Ofsted And Inspecting Pupil Premium Spend Part 1 16:54
    • 53: Module 8: Ofsted And Inspecting Pupil Premium Spend Part 2 16:46
    • 54: Instructing Pupil premium 02:00
    • 55: Ofsted and governors 01:00
    • 56: Ofsted, The pupil Premium and COVID-19 01:00
    • 57: Module Eight: Ofsted and inspecting Pupil Premium spend 02:00
    • 58: Completion of the course 01:00
    • 59: CONDITIONS OF GRANT 01:00
    • 61: INTRODUCTION 01:00
    • 62: Rates for eligible pupils 01:00
    • 65: A guide to new special free school revenue funding 18:00 PDF
    • 66: School Planning Guide 27:00 PDF
    • 67: SLT Meeting Tool 04:00 PDF
    • 69: Tiered Model and Menu of Approaches 01:00 PDF
    • 70: Using pupil premium: guidance for school leaders 13:00 PDF

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During the course, you will learn the following:

  • Knowledge of Pupil Premium policies, eligibility criteria, and national guidelines.
  • Definition and identification of disadvantage in the context of Pupil Premium.
  • Strategies to identify barriers to learning and address diverse needs effectively.
  • Data-driven decision-making to implement targeted interventions.
  • Intelligent use of data to determine Pupil Premium priorities and aims.
  • Aligning spending decisions with the school improvement plan for maximum impact.
  • Techniques to support emotional and mental health, positive behaviour, and attendance.
  • Collaborative efforts with families and communities to promote social mobility.
    • Identifying crossovers between Pupil Premium and Special Educational Needs (SEN).
    • Suitable interventions for students with additional and complex needs.
    • Measuring success and progress to evaluate the effectiveness of Pupil Premium strategies.
    • Utilising internal and external evidence to inform continuous improvement.
    • Understanding how Ofsted assesses Pupil Premium strategies during inspections.
    • Evidencing spending decisions and involving stakeholders effectively.
    • Knowledge of the grant conditions and funding allocations.
    • Guidelines for appropriate spending and utilisation of Pupil Premium funds.

Who is this course for?

The role of a Pupil Premium Specialist is crucial in supporting the educational attainment of disadvantaged students and narrowing the achievement gap. Pupil Premium funding is provided to schools to address the barriers faced by disadvantaged pupils and ensure they have equal opportunities to succeed. If you are passionate about creating positive change in education and are dedicated to improving outcomes for disadvantaged students, a career as a Pupil Premium Specialist may be an excellent choice.


While there are no strict prerequisites, having some basic computer skills, English proficiency, and a genuine interest in the Education sector can enhance the learning experience. However, the course is intentionally designed to accommodate individuals with diverse backgrounds and levels of expertise, making it accessible to a wide audience.

Career path

You will work closely with teachers, school leaders, parents, and external agencies to identify the specific needs of disadvantaged students and implement targeted interventions. Your responsibilities may include monitoring progress, analyzing data, designing intervention strategies, and evaluating the effectiveness of initiatives aimed at raising attainment and supporting social and well-being.

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.