Pupil Premium Champion School


In February 2016, Twynham School was appointed as the Pupil Premium Champion School for the South West by the NCTL.

A key aspect of this role is to develop a model for sharing best practice across the south west region. This means that we will be at the forefront of delivering Pupil Premium reviews and reviewer training for this region.

Pupil Premium Reviews are part of a national strategy to encourage more school to school support and system leadership in closing the gap for disadvantaged students. We have now trained a team of reviewers who are able to undertake detailed assessments of Pupil Premium support and provision in schools. Part of our role as the Pupil Premium Champion School is to offer this support to all local schools, broker and quality assure reviews in the local area.

In addition to this, we will also be looking to train another team of Pupil Premium reviewers to work in the South West region. Full training on how to manage this process from initial contact through to completion of the final report will be given. Individuals would then be able to work as part of the Pupil Premium review team to deliver this support across the South West. Training for this is due to happen in late September or early October.

We are also looking to develop a hub of best practice and will be working together with others to deliver a regional conference aimed at closing the gap for disadvantaged students.

If you would like to find out more about the support we can offer, please do contact Dan Hurley, SLE for Disadvantaged Students at: teachingschool@twynhamschool.com.