Westminster Education Forum

The pupil premium and raising attainment - the use of funding, evidence-based research, and developing a whole-school approach

Morning, Wednesday, 12th February 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference focuses on the effectiveness of the pupil premium since its introduction, best practice in its application by schools, and the future of the policy.


It follows the recent government publication of guidance on the pupil premium designed to advise school leaders and setting out how schools are going to be held accountable for its use with the introduction of three-year pupil premium strategies for each school.


Delegates will assess:


  • the impact of the pupil premium in narrowing the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and fellow students; and
  • strategies for maximising its effectiveness and use within schools.

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 - key findings;
  • 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.

There will also be best practice case studies in the use of the pupil premium in schools. Expected areas for discussion include:


  • professional development, training and support for teachers;
  • targeted social, emotional and behavioural support for pupils who are struggling and in need; and
  • tackling attendance issues and maintaining inclusion.

 


Keynote contributions and case studies


Keynotes:


  • Helen Waite, Deputy Director, Pupil Premium and School Food Division, Department for Education and Steve Kethero, Policy Adviser, Pupil Premium and School Food Division, Department for Education - on the way forward for policy; and
  • Justin Madders, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Mobility (2017-2019 Parliament) - on the role of the pupil premium in improving social mobility and the APPG’s recommendation to repurpose the pupil premium as a social mobility premium.

Sessions with speakers sharing particular areas of experience include:


  • How schools can maximise the use of the pupil premium - with Marc Rowland, Head, Rosendale Research School and Author;
  • Implementing an evidence-based approach to raise attainment in school and developing a whole-school ethos - with Michael Lynch, Headteacher, Springfield Junior School, Suffolk;
  • Effective school resource management and the pupil premium - with Stephen Morales, CEO, Institute of School Business Leadership;
  • The role of governors in overseeing pupil premium spend - with Rachel Waddington, Chair of Governors, Gisburn Road School, Lancashire;
  • Ensuring effective co-ordination within a school to ensure the effective use of the premium to raise attainment - with Daniel Sobel, CEO and Founder, Inclusion Expert;
  • The strategy for the management of pupil premium funds at Longwood Primary Academy, Essex - with James Hollinsley, Head of School Longwood Primary Academy, Essex; and
  • The role of the pupil premium champion within a school - with Niamh Synclere, Key Stage 4 Pupil Premium Champion, Beaumont Leys School, Leicestershire.


Keynote Speaker

Senior speaker confirmed from the Department for Education

Keynote Speakers

Justin Madders

Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility (2017-2019 Parliament)

Senior speaker confirmed from the Department for Education

Chair

Wera Hobhouse

Speakers

Daniel Sobel

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

Michael Lynch

Headteacher, Springfield Junior School

James Hollinsley

Head of School, Longwood Primary Academy

Marc Rowland

Head, Rosendale Research School and Author

Stephen Morales

CEO, Institute of School Business Leadership

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

Rachel Waddington

Chair of Governors, Gisburn Road School, Lancashire

Niamh Synclere

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