Arrival, refreshments and exhibition viewing


Welcome and introduction


KEYNOTE SESSION – CROSS-PHASE: Cost of the School Day: Removing the barriers to education for children in poverty

Georgina Burt, Development Manager England, Cost of the School Day & members of the UK Cost of the School Day Team, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)


Refreshments and exhibition viewing


WORKSHOP SESSION 1 (choose A, B, C or D):

A: PRIMARY: Pupil Premium Assessment, Evaluation, Reporting & Statements.

Jess Hawley, Designated Senior Leader for Mental Health, Markeaton Primary School, Derby

B: PRIMARY A takeaway toolkit: Pupil Premium at Stalham Infant & Junior Schools

Glenn Russell, Executive Headteacher, Stalham Infant & Junior Schools, Norfolk.

C: SECONDARY: Low-attaining, disadvantaged boys: Strategies, interventions and teaching approaches

Ben Pearce, Principal, City of Peterborough Academy, Peterborough

D: SECONDARY: Moving forward not catching up: Supporting Covid recovery work

Helen Everitt, Deputy Headteacher, Oriel High School, Crawley & Ryan Sallows, SBM, Oriel High School, Crawley


Short Break 


WORKSHOP SESSION 2 (Choose A, B, C or D):

A: PRIMARY: Supporting Covid recovery work for Pupil Premium students: Responding to what we are seeing

Julie Norman, Executive Primary Lead, Quantock Education Trust, Somerset; Managing Director, Schools Omega Solutions

B: CROSS-PHASE: No Quick Fixes: Avoiding transactional, shallow and interventionist approaches to the Pupil Premium

Jonathan Cordiner, Quality Improvement Officer (Acting), Aberdeenshire Council

C: CROSS-PHASE: The neurology of poverty: How being disadvantaged affects learning – and what we can do about it

Sean Harris, doctoral researcher in educational poverty with Teesside University; middle leader & teacher at Bede Academy, Northumberland

D: SECONDARY: Pupil Premium strategy across phases and schools

Matt Bromley, Educational Consultant, Bromley Education, Yorkshire


Lunch and exhibition viewing


KEYNOTE SESSION - CROSS-PHASE: Closing the word gap for disadvantaged children

Jean Gross CBE, former government Communication Champion for children, author of ‘Reaching the unseen children: practical strategies for closing stubborn attainment gaps'


Short Break


WORKSHOP SESSION 3 (choose A, B, C or D):

A: PRIMARY: Pupil Premium after Covid: Supporting pupils' SEMH needs

Emmanuel Awoyelu, assistant headteacher & experienced SENCO, Eastbury Primary School, Barking

B: PRIMARY: Four Cs of Pupil Premium Practice: CPD, Curriculum, Cognitive Science, Communication

Julia Kedwards, Chief Executive Officer, Northampton Primary Academy Trust; Anna Carter, Trust Lead for Curriculum and Professional Learning, Northampton Primary Academy Trust

C: SECONDARY: Oracy: How to develop the speaking and listening skills of Pupil Premium students

Josephine Smith, Headteacher, Kesteven and Sleaford High School, Robert Carre Trust, Lincolnshire

D: SECONDARY: The invisibles: How to stop high potential Pupil Premium students – especially girls – from going under the radar

Liz Hebb, Stretch and Challenge Lead, Bosworth Academy, Leicestershire


Refreshments and exhibition viewing


WORKSHOP SESSION 4 (choose A, B, C or D):

A: CROSS-PHASE: Effective Formative Assessment: Tips, ideas and approaches

Corinne Settle‚Äč, Senior Education Lead, SSAT

B: CROSS-PHASE: A Champion for Every Child: Pastoral tutoring to support the motivation, self-efficacy and progress of Pupil Premium students

David Linsell, Director of TKAT ACE (A Champion for Every Child), The Kemnal Academies Trust, Kent; Jo McKeown, Headteacher, Chichester High School & Kate Couldwell, Headteacher, Front Lawn Primary Academy

C: CROSS-PHASE: Empathy not sympathy: Why we must build connections with our students – and how to do it

Steven Russell, Founder, Elements SEMH Support

D: CROSS-PHASE: No Silver Bullets: Getting the basics right

Paul Ainsworth, School Improvement Director, Infinity Academies Trust, Lincolnshire, and author, No Silver Bullets: Day-in, day-out school improvement


Close of conference 


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