Commenting on Ofsted’s report into the effectiveness of the Pupil Premium, Moira Fraser, Director of Policy at Carers Trust, said:

“While Ofsted’s findings into the effectiveness of the Pupil Premium are disappointing, with only one in ten schools claiming that is has a ‘significant’ effect, Carers Trust believes that the funding still has great potential, especially for pupils who are young carers.

“Many schools are doing great work in supporting young carers, helping to improve their wellbeing, attendance and attainment.

“However we know this is not the case across the board and would urge all schools to use the Pupil Premium in new, targeted ways to support this disadvantaged group. This funding has the potential to make a real difference to the current and future lives of young carers, and it is essential that they get the support they need now.”