NEW DATE: Friday 15 January 2021, at The Gallery, the NEC, Birmingham B40 1NT.
The Pupil Premium 13 conference which had been due to take place on 3rd July 2020 was postponed to 25th September due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the health and wellbeing of all our participants, we have now made the decision to further postpone the event to 15th January 2021. Click here to read our updated Coronavirus Statement.
Organised by SecEd & Headteacher Update, the popular bi-annual event includes 12 interactive and school-led workshop and two keynote sessions – all of which will offer practical strategies that can be adapted and adopted for your school’s unique circumstances.
We will bring together senior leaders, Pupil Premium leads, teachers and other experts to help you discover and debate deliverable, evidence-based and practical interventions and strategies for raising attainment, overcoming key barriers to learning and achievement, and narrow the gap for disadvantaged pupils.
It has been almost nine years since the Pupil Premium was introduced and as such we have invited Professor Becky Francis to deliver our morning keynote. Prof Francis is the incoming CEO of the Education Endowment Foundation and has spent her recent career immersed in the research evidence that schools need to guide effective Pupil Premium spending.
The keynote will consider what we have learnt in these past nine years about what works with our most disadvantaged pupils and will look at what the evidence-base tells us about what works and what doesn’t, in terms of value for money and achieving maximum pupil progress.
The afternoon keynote will take us from theory and research to practice as the National Education Trust’s Marc Rowland – author of A Practical Guide to the Pupil Premium – will discuss the lessons he has learned from his work with schools and others across England. This will include practical insights and reflections on whole-school strategies and classroom-level practice, including from his recent work to create a Pupil Premium toolkit for schools in Essex and his work with schools in the Oldham and Derby Opportunity Areas to identify good practice.
The day will then offer delegates a choice of 12 workshops – primary, secondary and cross-phase – focused on in-school practice, case studies, specific initiatives and other innovations.
Themes include Ofsted & the Pupil Premium, inspection under the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF), high leverage teaching, study skills, parental engagement, Pupil Premium culture, high expectations, SEND & EHCPs, outdoor learning, cultural capital, common wellbeing and pastoral challenges, identifying barriers to learning, cross-phase working, transition, pastoral support and more.
This conference will provide you with the opportunity to attend relevant and practical workshops led by school leaders and other experts. All speakers are briefed to provide delegates with practical advice and ideas, interventions and strategies that can be taken away, adapted & adopted. The ultimate aim is for you to be able to put these new ideas into practice straight away on returning to your school and to make new professional connections to help your Pupil Premium work back at school.
The event features two keynote sessions relevant to both primary and secondary colleagues. There are then eight workshops relevant to primary colleagues and seven workshops relevant to secondary colleagues.