The Pupil Premium Online Certificate

Support the most effective use of your Pupil Premium with our 12 month access online course

The Pupil Premium Online Certificate

Support the most effective use of your Pupil Premium with our 12 month access online course
Education form
12 months
Advancement level

The comprehensive eight module Pupil Premium Online Certificate will support the most effective use of your Pupil Premium and provide best practice guidance to help raise attainment and improve outcomes in your school.

The Certificate will guide you through the development of your strategy – including identifying the gap in your school, meeting different needs and tailoring approaches, and how you can prioritise high quality teaching in practice.

Further modules will examine best practice implementation of interventions and solutions, how to effectively monitor and evaluate impact, and looking beyond attainment and supporting wellbeing and social mobility.

The course will also assess latest Government policy and guidance, and ensure you know what Ofsted are looking for when inspecting your spend.

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What will you learn?
Understand latest policy and guidance and what it means for your school
Expert guidance on effective practice and accountability
How to assess needs and plan interventions with maximum impact
Look at how to monitor and evaluate impact, and use data to inform decision-making
Going beyond attainment: support wellbeing, personal development and social mobility
Expert Ofsted and inspections guidance: demonstrate the effectiveness of your spend
How does it work?
The course is fully online and designed for flexible, independent learning – you will have a year’s access to the course so you can learn at your own pace, and at times which suit you.
Delivered via our specialist online learning platform UNIQSKILLS, the course consists of training videos, written and downloadable materials, and a test at the end of each module to check your learning.

The Modules

Module 1:
Policy, eligibility and national guidance
Who is eligible for Pupil Premium?
What does ‘disadvantage’ mean?
Latest DfE policy and guidance
Accountability and reporting
An overview: Education Endowment Fund (EEF) Guidance
Closing the attainment gap: where are we now and what more do we need to do?
Module 2:
Identifying barriers in your school: no one size fits all
Why is there a gap?
What are the barriers to learning?
Assessing and meeting different needs
Language and literacy skills
The Mathew Effect and building Cultural Capital
Module 3:
Effective use – strategy and planning
Pupil Premium priorities and top tips
Determining your targets and aims
Intelligent use of data and utilising your funding in the right areas
Aligning spend with your whole school improvement plan
Benchmarking and the national picture – examples of good practice
Module 4:
Making a success of interventions and support
Teaching, TA and staff deployment
Individualised and tailored approaches
121 and small group intervention
Frequent assessment data and decision-making
Whole-school and non-academic strategies
Module 5:
SEN and the Pupil Premium - raising achievement
Assessing the crossovers between Pupil Premium and SEN
Suitable interventions for additional and complex needs
Teaching and making effective use of TAs
Working with parents/ carers
Collaborative working and support
Module 6:
Beyond attainment - wellbeing and social mobility
Emotional and mental health support
Behaviour and attendance
Working with families and communities
The school’s role in facilitating social mobility – how can this be achieved?
Module 7:
Monitoring and evaluating effectiveness
How can we measure success?
Gathering evidence and tracking progress
Evaluating spend and value for money
Using internal evidence to improve PP practice
Using external research evidence – what works?
Module 8:
Ofsted and inspecting Pupil Premium spend
How will Ofsted assess your Pupil Premium strategy?
Evidencing spending decisions – good record keeping
Involving governors and trustees
Displaying effective oversight
Avoiding common inspection failures
Module 9
March 2021 Update: Conditions of the Grant
How much Pupil Premium funding will mainstream schools get?
How much Pupil Premium will alternative provision schools get?
What is the eligibility criteria?
When will Pupil Premium be paid?
How can Pupil Premium be spent?

Course content

Learning modules

Online learning modules
Online learning modules

Training videos
Training videos

Self-assessment tests
Self-assessment tests

Certificate of Completion
Certificate of Completion


Matt Bromley
Education Advisor, Bromley Education
Matt Bromley is an education writer and advisor with over twenty years’ experience in teaching and leadership including as a secondary school headteacher and principal, FE college vice principal, and MAT director. He also works as a public speaker, trainer, and school improvement lead, and is a primary school governor. Matt writes for various newspapers and magazines, sits on SecEd’s editorial board and co-hosts their podcast. He is the author of numerous best-selling books for teachers and his education blog has been voted one of the UK’s most influential. He regularly speaks at national and international conferences and events, and provides education advice to charities, government agencies, training providers, colleges and multi-academy trusts. He works as a consultant and trainer with several companies and also provides a wide selection of direct-to-market consultancy and training services through his own company, Bromley Education, which he founded in 2012. Matt has worked at senior levels in the public and private sectors and, prior to teaching, was a senior manager in the telecoms industry. He began his working life in newspaper journalism. He has an Honours degree in English Language and Literature, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education and the National Professional Qualification for Headship, as well as several professional qualifications.
Nigel Bishop
In his role as a national trainer and consultant, as well as a qualified counsellor, former primary head teacher Nigel brings his wide experience of school-based learning and leadership to bear on a variety of current issues, notably data analysis, the Pupil Premium and learning support. His warmth and gentle humour combine with enthusiasm to revive those who learn with him, as well as equipping them to continue moving mountains.

The Pupil Premium Online Certificate

The Pupil Premium Online Certificate
Equipping you with essential knowledge to build on your role
Flexible learning
Access to tools to help you make your job easier

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