***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference is bringing schools and a wider group stakeholders together with policymakers to examine the future and record so far of the pupil premium - focusing on the impact on raising attainment, best practice, and the future direction of policy.
Key areas for discussion:
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.
Why this is relevant now - the context:
- The 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.
- 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;
- Using evidence-based research in the implementation of pupil premium funding in school;
- Creating an integrated approach to the use of the pupil premium - addressing the challenges of resource management and applying evidence-based research to improve attainment;
- ‘Using the pupil premium: insights from research’
- Best practice case studies in the use of the pupil premium in schools; and
- Pupil premium policy going forward.
Policy officials attending
Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders.
This one’s no different. Places have been reserved by a range of officials from the Department for Education.
This is a full-scale conference taking place online***
- full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording to refer back to
- information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
- conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
- speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
- opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
- a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
- delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
- networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!
Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference
Price: £95 PLUS VAT
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