Morning, Wednesday, 13th May 2020
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 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.