The Optimus blog

The blog that inspires leaders in the UK education sector

The Optimus blog

The blog that inspires leaders in the UK education sector

Alex Masters

Early years pupil premium funding: expert advice from Dr Julian Grenier

How should you implement the early years pupil premium funding? Watch this two-minute video interview with Dr Julian Grenier, headteacher and national leader of education, for advice you can begin using today.

The Department for Education’s introduction of the early years pupil premium in April has been well-received. However, it has prompted many concerns about how to implement the funding. We spoke to Dr Julian Grenier, head of a teaching school. He grouped the advice into three key areas:

  1. Eligibility: ‘Make sure that you and your staff are very clear who the eligible children are.’
  2. Collaboration: ‘Use a range of information and pull together a picture of what seem to be the barriers to learning.’
  3. Process: ‘Have a robust process of using the pupil premium so it is going to make a difference.’

Maximise your funding

Looking to ensure your school is allocating Pupil Premium money effectively?

Our two-day Pupil Premium review will give you a comprehensive report, based on a review of your data and a visit from one of our consultants.

With suggestions for improvement in line with the DfE's recommended model, this is the perfect way to make every penny count.

Find out more

More from Optimus

 

Subscribe to Optimus Education's Blog

Join other educators and get the latest Optimus blogs direct to your inbox.
Your data is safe with us: Privacy Statement

Similar Posts

Elizabeth Holmes

School readiness: who is ready for whom?

Our definition of a child's readiness for school, and a school's readiness for a child, has undergone major shifts in recent decades. Elizabeth Holmes and Dr Pam Jarvis discuss what has changed. It’s that time of year when school readiness guides start doing the rounds and we hear about children...
Read more...
Elizabeth Holmes

Bold Beginnings: think piece or set text?

Ofsted's controversial new report on Reception teaching is an opportunity to discuss what really matters in the early years. As I write this, my four-year-old son, who will start school this September, is working hard on the garden (or ‘farm’ as he describes it, after watching CBeebies’...
Read more...
Elizabeth Holmes

Getting it right in the early years: pedagogy and policy

Elizabeth Holmes caught up with Jan Dubiel to clarify what good practice means in early years teaching and learning. In the early years, teaching and learning has an ‘otherness’ about it. Too often this is overlooked as we debate how younger children learn best in our schools. National director of...
Read more...