Join SecEd & Headteacher Update for their 10th must-attend one-day conference being held at The Gallery, the NEC, Birmingham B40 1NT on Friday 28th September 2018.

Following on from the success, popularity and relevance of our previous nine Pupil Premium conferences, the 10th national 'Pupil Premium and Ofsted - Ensuring Successful Outcomes' conference will once again bring together innovative schools, headteachers, senior leaders, educationalists and other experts to offer deliverable, evidence-based, practical approaches and strategies to raise attainment, overcome barriers to success and narrow the gap for disadvantaged pupils.

With schools funding under huge pressure and strong accountability in place, it is now more vital than ever to maximise the potential of your Pupil Premium Grant.

Join our expert speakers to discuss practical Pupil Premium strategies to help you deliver high-quality teaching, identify and break down barriers to learning both in and out of the classroom, implement effective interventions, close the vocabulary gap, improve your planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation - and ultimately raise attainment for Pupil Premium and disadvantaged students.

The speakers and interactive workshops will provide insight into ways in which the Pupil Premium can be spent effectively and will include specific focus on practical classroom strategies and interventions covering a range of areas, not least literacy education and the vocabulary gap.

The event is designed to allow you to return to your schools with the new ideas to put into practice straight away.



Following on from the success of our first nine sold-out national Pupil Premium & Ofsted conferences, this event will continue to provide all delegates with the opportunity to attend topical, interactive workshops structured to provide insight across both primary and secondary schools.



     The workshop topics include:


  • Classroom techniques & approaches for Pupil Premium students
  • Understanding the complex needs of Pupil Premium children and their families 
  • Identifying the needs of Pupil Premium & Pupil Premium Plus students & supporting the most vulnerable Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Plus children
  • Literacy: closing the vocabulary gap in primary and early years' education as well as supporting students who struggle in years 7 and 8
  • Practical strategies to boost reading for pleasure and academic attainment
  • Supporting disadvantaged students who use English as an additional language
  • Classroom & revision techniques for effective learning in context of the Pupil Premium
  • Pupil Premium interventions: What works, what doesn't and why
  • Case studies of both primary and secondary schools' approaches and the lessons learned based on their experiences
  • Using drama to unlock potential in disadvantaged children

     The keynote sessions offer:


  • Practical advice on how schools can use their CPD programmes to drive up Pupil Premium outcomes 
  • Details of the CPD lessons learnt from the experience of hundreds of schools across the country via the Teacher Development Trust 
  • Examinations of what the research says, the practical lessons we can learn, as well as how CPD in this context is planned and implemented in the most effective schools.
  • Insights into creating a Pupil Premium culture – which means having purposeful and motivated students working with innovative teachers
  • Advice on engaging with the hardest to reach students who may be disaffected and at risk of dropping out
  • Advice on trusting and empowering teachers to do what is necessary to reach all pupils in order to engage them with their education
  • Opportunities to work with pupils and guest teachers in follow up sessions discussing what works in creating the right school culture to allow disadvantaged pupils to thrive.


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

  • Headteachers
  • Deputy headteachers
  • Senior leadership team members
  • Heads of year
  • Subject heads
  • Pupil Premium coordinators
  • SEN professionals
  • Classroom teachers
  • Teaching assistants
  • Local authorities
  • Education advisors
  • Governors




SecEd is the established, trusted, weekly newspaper dedicated exclusively to secondary education. Supported by weekly e-bulletins and, 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.