The Pupil Premium and Ofsted - Ensuring Successful Outcomes

Join SecEd & Headteacher Update for their 7th must-attend one-day conference being held at The Gallery, the NEC, Birmingham B40 1NT on Friday 3rd March 2017.

The 7th national 'Pupil Premium and Ofsted - Ensuring Successful Outcomes' conference will once again bring together a great mix of innovative, Pupil Premium award-winning schools, inspirational headteachers, senior leaders, teachers, educationalists and Ofsted to offer a range of deliverable, evidence-based, practical approaches and strategies to support raising attainment, overcoming barriers and narrowing the gap for disadvantaged pupils.

With Pupil Premium funding being firmly embedded and protected from budget cuts, and with schools facing ongoing and evolving challenges on how to spend and allocate this effectively, the conference will draw upon a wide range of different schools’ experiences, provide broad focus on a number of different interventions, whole-school strategies, the implementation of effective systems in different types of schools, use and generation of data, ensuring Ofsted readiness and much more.

The combination of speakers and interactive workshops will provide insight into ways in which the Pupil Premium can be spent effectively and how schools can prepare for and meet Ofsted inspection requirements in relation to the Pupil Premium. The event is designed to allow you to return to your schools with new ideas to put into practice straightaway.


Following on from the success of our first six 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 sessions will:

  • Look into Pupil Premium whole-school, group-level and individually targeted interventions
  • Examine how a positive school climate can mitigate the negative contribution of disadvantage and poverty on academic achievement
  • Explore parental engagement, tackling apathy and changing student attitudes
  • Discuss Ofsted readiness and how performance and results can be reported to Ofsted, governors and parents
  • Consider measuring progress and the impact of intervention
  • Look at the role of governors in scrutinising Pupil premium work effectively
  • Focus on identifying which data is important, ensuring accuracy, reliability, validity and well-informed future Pupil Premium spending
  • Highlight the links between achieving data best practice and Ofsted readiness
  • Discuss lesson management of Pupil Premium students, their pastoral support and subject-specific teaching ideas
  • Look at Pupil Premium coordination: the responsibilities and reporting needs of staff at all levels

The keynote session will:

  • Allow delegates to hear directly from Ofsted about what it looks for in relation to the Pupil Premium
  • Highlight the concerns of young people about leaving school, their social confidence and more
  • Focus on identifying, understanding and tackling the social barriers and challenges faced by young people
  • Include participation from key stages 2 and 4 children
  • Discuss the wide variety of factors which can determine any strategy’s impact
  • Highlight the added value that research can bring to schools to support their decision-making
  • Look at the common factors that have hindered success for Pupil Premium students
  • Provide a stimulating and engaging forum for debate and discussion
  • Draw upon wide-ranging research among primary and secondary schools


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

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