The Pupil Premium & Ofsted - Ensuring Successful Outcomes conference provides access to an engaging mix of expert speakers and innovative schools from across the primary and secondary sectors. Current speakers and workshop leaders include:


Luke BarmhallSchool Research & Delivery Lead, Children North East


Matt BromleyEducational Consultation, Bromley Education, Yorkshire

Matt Bromley is an education writer and advisor with twenty years’ experience in teaching and leadership including as a headteacher. He works as a public speaker, trainer, and school improvement lead, and is a school governor. He writes for various newspapers and magazines and is the author of numerous best-selling books. His education blog, voted one of the UK’s most influential, receives over 50,000 unique visitors a year. Matt regularly speaks at national and international conferences and events, and provides education advice to charities, government agencies, training providers, colleges and multi-academy trusts.


Daniel Sobel, Founder, Inclusion Expert

Daniel Sobel is the Founder and Lead Consultant of Inclusion Expert. An internationally respected leader in inclusive education, he has advised the Department for Education, the European Union and governments abroad. Daniel is a well-known speaker, and has written for publications including Headteacher Update, The Times Educational Supplement and The Guardian.

He is the author of several works, including The Pupil Premium Handbook and The SEN Code of Practice Pack. Narrowing the Attainment Gap was published by Bloomsbury Press in January 2018 and Daniel’s new book Leading on Pastoral Care was released in January 2019, also published by Bloomsbury Press.

Under Daniel’s leadership, Inclusion Expert has grown into one of the country’s most respected education consultancies, which has worked with over 1,500 schools in the UK and abroad. Daniel and his team together share a vision that every child deserves the opportunity to achieve their potential, regardless of need, background or ability. This vision continues to drive Inclusion Expert’s ethos and has resulted in recognition from - amongst others - The Educational Business Awards, The Education Investor Awards and the Teach Early Years Awards.


Paul Jordan, Headteacher, Thames View Infants, Barking, East London


Claire Smith, Deputy Headteacher, Thames View Infants, Barking, East London


Steven Baker, Executive Headteacher, Kilgarth School, Gilbrook School, Birkenhead

Steven Baker is the Executive Headteacher of two outstanding schools in Merseyside catering for children aged 5-16 with social, emotional and ental health difficulties; he has also recently taken on the leadership of a PRU.  His schools use non-confrontational approaches to behaviour management and the secondary SEMH school is a sanction free zone.

Steven has held a range of leadership positions and is a former Ofsted inspector.  He develops school leaders for Ambition School Leadership and is on the advisory board of the think tank Learnus.  Steven currently sits on the panel of judges for the Teaching Awards and works with prisons nationwide as they look to adopt a culture of rehabilitation.


Jo Moody, Grove Academy, Hartpool


Liam Muir, Raising Aspirations Lead, Grove Academy, Hartlepool


Stephen Holden, Headteacher, Tottington Primary School

Stephen Holden is the Headteacher of Tottington Primary School in Bury. Having taught for 11 years in a variety of schools, Tottington was his first headship. As a school that was satisfactory over time and then placed in ‘requires improvement’, Stephen worked quickly and efficiently with an outstanding workforce to rapidly improve standards and provision. Tottington Primary is now consistently in the top 5% nationally and is rated good with outstanding features. Through his current work as a speaker, peer reviewer, SEND lead, SSIF lead and Ofsted reference group member, Stephen lives his vision that excellent leadership and rapid school improvement derive from genuine positive relationships.


Helen P FrostickNational Leader of Education & Headteacher, St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School, Richmond, London

Helen has had thirty years of experience working in education with oversees experience of teaching in Poland and the USA. She is currently Headteacher of St. Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Primary School in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Outer London. St. Mary Magdalen’s is a National Support School (NSS) for the National College of School Leadership and is particularly effective in supporting schools with teaching and learning, writing and building ethos and communities. Helen is a National Leader of Education (NLE) for the National College of School Leadership with responsibility for supporting schools in challenging circumstances. She is also a member of the Archdiocese of Southwark’s Excellence Board and contributor of articles on a variety of educational subjects to Headteacher Update. Helen regularly speaks at national conferences and specialises in Pupil Premium and Safeguarding. 


David Buchan, CEO, Bike4Health

Dave never dreamt his first bike ride at the age of 13 years old would lead him into 36 years (and still counting) of a life completely immersed in all things cycling.

Dave was North East Junior Champion and his love for racing his bike took Dave to competitions throughout the UK, Ireland, France and Belgium. Dave’s sense of adventure took him touring on the bike all around Europe; riding around the Dolomite mountain roads, around the Alps and the Camino de Santiago.

At Bike4Health we believe that educating children how to incorporate the bike into their lives is important, and that by introducing them to cycling related activities from a young age we may be able to foster a passion for cycling, whilst also providing them an opportunity to maintain a good level of health and mental wellbeing and develop life skills, gain self-confidence and independence. Working with pupils at many schools such as Morpeth Road Primary Academy, Walkergate Primary and The Blyth Academy, we have developed tailored programmes with these aims in mind. Dave’s passion now is to help enable as many school leaders and pupils as he can to use cycling in their lives. Exploring, commuting and staying healthy.


Sean Harris Area Director, North of England, Ambition School Leadership

Sean is a Chair of Governors at James Calvert Spence school in Northumberland and is a trustee for Mission10; an organisation that enables young people from disadvantaged background to lead international community development projects. Sean is a writer and regularly contributes to TES, Youth & Policy, SecEd magazine and academic journals such as the British Journal for Religious Education. He is passionate about developing school leaders to lead an impact in challenging school contexts and is also passionate about getting more pupils and school leaders into cycling! When he isn’t working, Sean enjoys walking and cycling the Northumberland coastline with his wife and two little girls! You can give him a follow-on Twitter: @SeanHarris_asl


Helen Everitt, Deputy Headteacher, Oriel High School, Crawley

Helen has been at Oriel since it opened in 2004. As an assistant headteacher, she played a leading role in setting up this new school with her role initially including data and assessment whilst leading a quarter of the school pastorally and also being subject leader for science.

Helen was promoted to Curriculum Deputy Headteacher in 2007 and currently leads on the Pupil Premium alongside curriculum design and implementation amongst other varied roles.

The Pupil Premium agenda is one that Helen feels passionately about, and she has led Oriel's Pupil Premium team developing its bespoke and innovative approaches since 2013.


Ryan Sallows, School Business Manager, Oriel High School, Crawley

Ryan has been the School Business Manager at Oriel High School since August 2010.  Before joining the school, he worked in youth services, further education teaching on both FE and HE courses, and then as a local authority education officer supporting headteachers for 10 years.

Ryan is also a governor at a primary school and a Board Member of the Chichester College Group, one of the largest FE college groups in the South East. In 2011 Ryan was asked to improve the school’s work with Pupil Premium funded students. He has found it a very professionally rewarding experience.


Dr Paulette Osbourne MBE, Headteacher, St Matthews CE Primary School, Birmingham

Dr Paulette Osborne MBE, Headteacher of St. Matthew’s Church of England Teaching School Alliance, has had a long and outstanding career as an educator, mentor and inspirational leader in the city of Birmingham.

Paulette is an accredited Pupil Premium Reviewer. In 2015, St Mathews was judged as ‘outstanding’ and Paulette was designated a National Leader of Education.

Paulette’s work to raise school standards and impact the life chances of generations of young people has been recognised at the highest levels. She was awarded an MBE and an Honorary Doctorate from Aston University in 2016.


Julie Johnson, Square One Attachment

Julie Johnson has been teaching for over 20 years in mainstream primary schools. She is also an attachment lead teacher with a passion for meeting the needs of looked-after and previously looked-after children who may have experienced trauma and loss. Julie writes articles on how the needs of children eligible for Pupil Premium Plus are often different from those on free school meals and aims to identify and meet the underlying needs more effectively, based on developments in neuroscience.


Nicola Marshall, Educator and Founder, Braveheart Education


Garry Freeman, SENCO, Park Lane Academy, Halifax

Currently SENCo and Assistant Principal at Park Lane Academy in Halifax, Garry has taught for 42 years in high and special schools throughout West Yorkshire as a member of Senior Leadership Teams, Head of History, Head of Humanities, Curriculum Support Co-ordinator and SENCo. He began his work in the field of SEND as Behaviour Support Coordinator, researching and evidencing causes of low-level and more complex in-class behaviours.

Garry is a skilled Whole-School SEND Reviewer, a National SEND System Leader and has been a project lead for local authority improvement support. He is an Associate Consultant for Nasen and Chair of their 0-11 Advisory Group. He is highly experienced in individual school–to–school support, with multi-academy trusts and local authorities, and he writes extensively for a range of educational publications.

He has recently worked with the DfE on effective websites and SEN Information Reports.

Ofsted described his practice as “beyond outstanding… inspirational!”


Pete NichollsAssistant Headteacher, Wright Robinson College, Manchester