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Menu of Approaches

The DfE have published a ‘Menu of Approaches’ that all activities funded by Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium must fall under. These include the following:



High-quality teaching

Developing high quality teaching, assessment and a curriculum which responds to the needs of pupils

Professional development on evidence-based approaches, for example feedback, metacognition, reading comprehension, phonics or mastery learning

Mentoring and coaching

Recruitment and retention of teaching staff

Technology and other resources focussed on supporting high quality teaching and learning

Targeted academic support

Interventions to support language development, literacy, and numeracy

Activity and resources to meet the specific needs of disadvantaged pupils with SEND

Teaching assistant deployment and interventions

One to one and small group tuition

Peer tutoring 

Wider strategies

Supporting pupils’ social, emotional and behavioural needs

Supporting attendance

Extracurricular activities, including sports, outdoor activities, arts, culture and trips

Extended school time, including summer schools

Breakfast clubs and meal provision

Communicating with and supporting parents

All activities that Woodlane implements through Pupil Premium Funding met one or more of these categories. These are referenced throughout the full report which is downloadable from the previous page.