Pupil Premium Reviews

Jul 31, 2019

Pupil Premium Reviews

'Jon was excellent – very easy to work with, humorous and insightful – thanks'.  Headteacher, Middle School.

We use the Teaching School Council's Pupil Premium Review process.

A Pupil Premium review starts with you!

We will discuss what you wish to achieve from it and design the process around your needs.  This means you can be sure we know what you want from the process, and be confident that our work meets your needs.

A pupil premium review is a collaborative process and is NOT a 'done unto' event.  As such, we encourage that a member of your team is with us at every stage of the Pupil Premium review and that they take an active part in it.  We want staff to feel empowered by the process and come out of it with a clear plan of what will happen next.  In fact, we often hear 'This is a coaching session, isn't it', which we feel sums up our approach.  However, we are there to 'challenge the accepted norm' if needs be but this is polite, friendly and professionally done.


A typical pupil premium review looks like:

Before the Pupil Premium Review

  • Data and information is sent by the school to the reviewer.
  • A telephone conversation with a member of the school's Senior Team (usually the Headteacher) takes place.

On the day of the Pupil Premium Review

  • Meeting with the Headteacher (and others if required) to establish the focus of the day.
  • Meetings with Pupil Premium Lead and other key staff.
  • Learning walks with staff
  • Pupil voice exercises.
  • Recap with the Headteacher (and others if required) at the end of the day.

After the Pupil Premium Review

  • The school will normally receive a written review within 7 working days of the visit. This review is subject to the approval of the school. 

If you would like to discuss a PP review or need anything else or have a question please don't hesitate to contact us at:

Telephone: (all enquiries) 0333 344 1976
General enquiries: admin@backdropeducation.com
Sales and services: 
sales@backdropeduction.com
Finance and accounts: finance@backdropeducation.com

Helping you to put children and learning centre stage

'I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the SEND Review process. Jon has provided clear guidance regarding how to conduct the reviews and the areas to explore. As a result, I am confident that I have gained an overview of both the strengths of SEN provision within [the area] and the areas that require focus during the coming year.'
Strategic SENDCo for Area

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