Extra cash could be given to disadvantaged children who start school with low levels of attainment as part of a plan being considered by ministers. However, critics fear that the proposal to change the way pupil premium is spent in schools could be at the expense of brighter children from low income families. People against the plan believe that schools should be allowed to dictate how to spend the extra funding. Supporters of the shake-up in this type of funding feel that the change is necessary to ensure that schools help disadvantaged children who need extra help to catch up with their peers. https://www.tes.com/news/school-new...r-students-could-lose-out-pupil-premium-shake Do you agree, should we target the pupil premium funding to less able children from poorer backgrounds? Does the pupil premium need to be improved or reviewed? Is the extra funding really helping to improve pupils’ outcomes?