DfE provides template example for pupil premium payments
The Department for Education has provided practical guidance to help schools fill out their claim forms for pupil premium payments.
Earlier this year, the Government revealed plans to introduce templates in a bid to help schools provide evidence, showing how pupil premiums are being used – which is now a condition of receiving the funding.
The templates, are now available to view online, [link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pupil-premium-effective-use-and-accountability#history]
The DfE has provided three examples to demonstrate how the forms should be correctly completed – for primary, secondary and special schools – with advice on the level of information required.
From the 2021 to 2022 academic year, all schools must use the template provided to publish their statements.
Any school which has already adopted a multi-year strategy may continue this academic year without the requirement to develop a new strategy, but the new template must be used to outline the existing strategy by 31 December.
The DfE has also advised schools that the template for the 2021 to 2022 academic year does not include a requirement to enter information relating to performance measures, given the impact of COVID-19 on their production and publication.
However, in future academic years, the template will incorporate requirements relating to performance measurement data. Contact our education team for advice.
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