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) Claudia Sumner, Cost of the School Day, 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 & Annabelle Taylor, Deputy Head, Ricards Lodge High School

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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