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BPSI Pupil premium review

The Pupil Premium Review Guide has been developed by BPSI to support schools in ensuring that a Pupil Premium review commissioned from System Leaders in Barnet will follow a planned, staged framework, will be consistent and of high quality. System leaders have received bespoke training for delivering reviews using the guide.


Schools will be charged 12 BPSI Hours for a Pupil Premium Review.



The guide and external review process is a key school improvement tool for schools in Barnet to review their practice and to ensure the best outcomes for all disadvantaged pupils in their school.


All schools will be aiming to secure the best outcomes for their pupils. An external review can be helpful to any school in supporting the identification of priorities for improvement. 


This guide is intended to be for:


  1. System leaders in Barnet to support schools to improve the achievement of disadvantaged pupils

  2. Schools where headteachers and governors have identified, from self evaluation, that there are aspects of their provision that need to be improved

  3. Schools who have been judged to Require Improvement because of the underachievement of their disadvantaged pupils

  4. Schools where Ofsted have recommended a Pupil Premium review


Principles underpinning the Pupil Premium review process


  1. Schools should complete the audit tool for self evaluation prior to commissioning a review

  2. Schools should commit to moderating their audit through the support of a peer headteacher prior to sending to the review team

  3. Schools will provide the moderated audit and  relevant school data prior to the review

  4. Reviewers will complete an analysis of the audit and school data and use this information in partnership with the commissioning school to shape the review

  5. The reviewer will provide summary feedback at the end of the review and a formal report a week later will be sent to the school

  6. The school will then develop an action plan based on the recommendations


How to arrange a BPSI Pupil Premium Review

The flowchart above shows how the process should work.


As stated, schools should first complete the audit tool for self evaluation.


The self evaluation audit should be moderated by a peer headteacher.


If, following this moderation, the school decides (or is required) to commission a Pupil Premium Review, it is at this stage that contact with the BPSI team should be made (see below). 


The BPSI Support Team will liaise with the school.  The school will decide who they want to conduct their review from the list of colleagues from the list below.  All these people have been trained in conducting a Pupil Premium Review. Advisers' contact details are available on the BPSI Members Area or from the BPSI Business Support Team (see below).


Once you have agreed the date with the BPSI Adviser who will lead the Pupil Premium review, the BPSI Business Support team will then liaise with all interested parties to ensure your review takes place.


BPSI Advisers and Headteachers who can support a BPSI Pupil Premium Review
(all have engaged in training)
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Bob Greatex after successfully leading three primary schools, one in London, became an Ofsted inspector in 1997, and a ‘lead’ inspector shortly afterwards. He led numerous inspections over the following twenty years and continues to ‘team’ on inspections currently. He has inspected nursery, primary (including infant and junior) and special schools and PRUs, and quality-assured inspection reports. Bob has also led reviews of kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools in various US states. On behalf of local authorities, he has mentored newly qualified teachers and supported a large vulnerable London school as it improved from ‘special measures’.
Bob is able to offer a wide range of support in most areas of school improvement including; all aspects of preparation for inspection, leadership and management generally (e.g., self-evaluation and development planning, governance, safeguarding, understanding and using data and improving teaching and learning). Bob can also advise on meeting the needs of dyslexic pupils. Bob has a passion for improving school grounds to deliver high quality learning and recreational opportunities. He feels this can contribute significantly to pupils’ well-being.

Bob Greatrex
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Andy Griffiths has been headteacher at Brunswick Park Primary & Nursery School for the past seven years. During this time Andy has led the school through a successful OFSTED inspection, with the outcome being good. A recent BPSI review suggests that the school could realistically be judged outstanding at its next inspection. Andy has managed the school through a successful expansion process, as the school grows towards becoming a substantive two form entry school. As a member of the former EiC group Andy has invested considerable time developing and enhancing opportunities for disadvantaged children – with Brunswick Park being awarded a Pupil Premium Award for the past two years for the outstanding progress made by these groups. Andy has a proven track record of developing staff teams in order to improve standards and has grown a strong team of teachers through successful Schools Direct partnerships with Middlesex University. Andy has experience of mentoring new headteachers, as well as undertaking a BSIP role for the past two years. Further involvement with BPSI include offering peer support during LA reviews and running sessions on building effective partnerships with parents. 

Andy Griffiths

Charles Rice is an experienced Local Authority and independent School Improvement Partner and Inspector, currently in a freelance role supporting and monitoring the maintained schools in Barnet, and also continuing to be trained by and inspect for Ofsted.
In his recent Learning Network Inspector role he was accountable for the performance of all maintained secondary schools in Barnet, and responsible for developing and maintaining a secondary network across all secondary schools, including academies. In this role he left individual schools accurate in their self-evaluation and well-prepared for inspection, and the network professionally developed through meaningful Peer Enquiry sessions and well-planned training opportunities.
His role has also supported and been supported by the Teaching School Alliances, ensuring that the borough has been able to continue to adapt and develop effective relationships with all secondary schools in a rapidly changing context.  His work with Governing Bodies on HT/DHT appointments, HT appraisal, and undertaking their responsibilities, has been commended.  

Charles has also been involved in leading CPD programmes in and across schools, training whole school staff teams, and coaching individuals and groups, in both leadership and teaching. During his tenure the leadership capacity of Barnet Secondary schools has strengthened, as evident both in the % of schools that have been judged Good or better, and in raised achievement at KS4 and KS5.  A particular passion, which he is sometimes briefed to lead on, is the development of strong literacy practice and expertise across and within all subjects.  

Charles Rice
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​Bronwen Tumani is a NLG (National Leader of Governance) and provides support for Chairs and Governing Bodies in a range of different circumstances. She is currently Chair of Governors at Foulds Primary School in High Barnet, which was judged Outstanding by OFSTED in all categories in May 2013. Bronwen has a strong background in governance, having held various leadership roles for over 15 years in the Ministry of Justice. Between 2010-2014 she was a Non-Executive Director for the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Mental Health Trust, where she served on the Governance & Risk Management, and Audit Committees. During this time she participated in a number of Board level Homicide Inquiries and an organisational wide Governance Review. Bronwen is also highly experienced in recruitment and works for the Judicial Appointments Commission recruiting judges and tribunal members for courts and tribunals. Bronwen can assist with all matters relating to governance including conducting Governance Reviews; providing support for new Chairs of Governors and training for Governing Bodies; advising on Headteacher recruitment and helping Governors prepare for OFSTED.

Bronwen Tunami
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Paul is an inspirational and energetic school improvement consultant. He has a passion for education with an excellent track record of supporting school leaders. Paul is committed to supporting schools in the UK and internationally, to build resilience and have clarity of direction. He is an experienced and highly successful primary headteacher and has worked in schools within a range of contexts. Paul has extensive experience of managing changes in school structures including successful federation and conversion to academy. He has been an Executive Headteacher and a CEO of a Multi Academy Trust.  He is a facilitator and assessor for the NPQ programmes.

Paul is a dynamic coach, consultant and mentor. He strives to model integrity. His work as a learning network inspector and Ofsted inspector enables him to support and challenge schools. Paul enjoys providing high quality professional development to schools through coaching, mentoring and training. 

Paul supports new Headteachers and provides performance management for senior leaders. He has achieved a distinction in the Professional Qualification for School Inspection and has achieved NPQH. 

Paul is committed to nurturing talent. He is an excellent communicator and is passionate about working with Headteachers, Governors, leadership teams and teaching staff to achieve the very best for children.

Paul Whitcombe
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