The 13th National Pupil Premium Conference: Ensuring Successful Outcomes takes place on Friday 27 March 2020, at The Gallery, the NEC, Birmingham B40 1NT.

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.


 
WHY ATTEND?

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.

 

   

     Primary workshop topics include:

  • Ofsted and the Pupil Premium: Inspection under the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF)

  • High leverage teaching: Dispelling the myth that only eligible children can benefit from Pupil Premium spending

  • A Pupil Premium culture: Wellbeing, assessment, teaching, learning and high expectations

  • Using outdoor learning and effective SEND work to tackle inequality

  • Identifying barriers to learning, including for SEND and complex needs

  • Pupil Premium strategy across phases and schools

  • Pastoral support, Pupil Premium and successful pupil outcomes

  • SEND and the Pupil Premium: Myths, EHCPs, teaching and other practical insights

     Secondary workshop topics include:

  • Study skills, learning habits and parental engagement

  • Ofsted and the Pupil Premium: Inspection under the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF)

  • Cultural capital and the Ofsted EIF

  • Tackling the common wellbeing and pastoral challenges facing Pupil Premium students

  • Pupil Premium strategy across phases and schools

  • Pastoral support, Pupil Premium and successful pupil outcomes

  • SEND and the Pupil Premium: Myths, EHCPs, teaching and other practical insights

   

The keynote sessions will offer:

  • An in-depth look at the ever-increasing evidence base for Pupil Premium work – including what has been shown to work, the most cost-effective approaches, and the strategies that yield the most progress.

  • A look back at nine years of Pupil Premium research and practice – what have we learnt? What is in store in the coming years?

  • The most important research findings since 2011 and those most relevant to Pupil Premium success.

  • How to place research evidence at the heart of both whole-school strategies and classroom practice, including how to empower teachers to make the best use of research.

  • A range of examples of Pupil Premium practice from across the country including whole-school strategies and classroom-level Pupil Premium practice.

  • Specific focus on leadership, family engagement, teacher expectations, The Matthew Effect, using research to inform strategies, language and oracy skills, and feedback.

  • The common traps to avoid when considering the learning and performance of Pupil Premium students.

  • The latest from the Department for Education on Pupil Premium accountability.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

This event is designed for those working within the primary or secondary education sectors and is relevant to:

  • Headteachers

  • Deputy headteachers

  • Pupil Premium coordinators

  • Senior leadership team members

  • Heads of year and subject leads

  • SEN and inclusion professionals

  • Pastoral leaders

  • Classroom teachers

  • Education advisors

  • Governors

 

 

 

SecEd is the established, trusted, weekly newspaper dedicated exclusively to secondary education. Supported by weekly e-bulletins and sec-ed.co.uk, the SecEd brand aims to provide all those teaching in secondary education with news, analysis, best practice guidance, and research-based content.

 

To learn more about SecEd please click here.

   
 

Headteacher Update is published once every half-term and is distributed free to every primary headteacher in the UK. Packed with updates on policy and legislation as well as practical, applicable guidance for school management, curriculum change, Ofsted guidance and much more, Headteacher Update is the dependable, professional read for the primary school leader.

To find out more about Headteacher Update, click here.