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The pupil premium - impact on raising attainment, best practice, and the future direction of policy

Morning, Wednesday, 13th May 2020

Online

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


***Taking Place Online***

This conference examines the future and record so far of pupil premium - focusing on the impact on raising attainment, best practice, and the future direction of policy.


Why this is relevant: the context:

With the Government pursuing a levelling up agenda - the seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders and policymakers to discuss:

  • the future direction of the policy - particularly concerning funding,
  • the impact of the pupil premium since its introduction in narrowing the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and fellow students,
  • the role of pupil premium champions in forming and delivering individual school approaches to implementing the funding, and
  • how disadvantaged children and those that receive the pupil premium can be supported by government during and following the COVID-19 epidemic to ensure they don’t fall behind their peers in terms of attainment.

It comes with:

  • government encouraging schools moving from annual reviews to a three-year strategy - aimed at saving time, establishing a longer-term view, and coordination with wider school improvement, and
  • pressure on schools to demonstrate that pupil premium funding is making a difference in the attainment of underprivileged pupils.

The agenda:

  • The role of the pupil premium in improving social mobility and its impact so far;
  • Evaluating the way that the pupil premium is used by schools;
  • Pupil premium policy going forward;
  • Using evidence-based research in the implementation of pupil premium funding; and
  • Creating an integrated approach to the use of the pupil premium - resource management and applying evidence-based research to improve attainment.

Policy officials attending

Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stake holders. Please at this conference have been reserved by a range of relevant officials at the Department for Education.



Keynote Speakers

Helen Waite

Deputy Director, Pupil Premium and School Food Division, Department for Education

Steve Kethero

Policy Adviser, Pupil Premium and School Food Division, Department for Education

Keynote Speakers

Professor Becky Francis

Chief Executive, Education Endowment Foundation

Caroline Sharp

Research Director, National Foundation for Educational Research

Helen Waite

Deputy Director, Pupil Premium and School Food Division, Department for Education

Steve Kethero

Policy Adviser, Pupil Premium and School Food Division, Department for Education

Chairs

Baroness Tyler of Enfield

Wera Hobhouse MP

Speakers

Susie Whigham

National Programme Director, The Brilliant Club

Dr Jo Saxton

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Turner Schools

Niamh Synclere

Key Stage 4 Pupil Premium Champion, Beaumont Leys School, Leicestershire

Daniel Sobel

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Inclusion Expert; Author and Speaker

Stephen Morales

Chief Executive Officer, Institute of School Business Leadership