Join SecEd & Headteacher Update for their 9th must-attend one-day conference being held at The Gallery, the NEC, Birmingham B40 1NT on Friday 23rd March 2018.

Following on from the success, popularity and relevance of our previous eight Pupil Premium conferences, the 9th national 'Pupil Premium and Ofsted - Ensuring Successful Outcomes' conference will once again bring together innovative schools, visionary headteachers, senior leaders, educationalists and a senior Ofsted HMI to offer deliverable, evidence-based, practical approaches and strategies to raise attainment, overcome barriers to success and narrow the gap for disadvantaged pupils.

With school budgets under increasing pressure, Pupil Premium funding continues to be a vital tool to support schools in raising attainment for the most disadvantaged children. The conference will draw upon a wide range of different schools’ experiences, provide broad focus on a number of 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 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 eight 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 both in and out of school
  • Consider effective Pupil Premium leadership structures to help overcome common barriers 
  • Explore engagement with disadvantaged families to support parents to develop skills and broaden their own experiences – with positive knock-on impact for children
  • Discuss Ofsted readiness and how results and data can be reported
  • Consider measuring progress and the impact of intervention
  • Look at target-setting to drive up outcomes
  • Highlight the importance of whole-school and personalised approaches for good mental health
  • Give guidance on carrying out Pupil Premium Reviews to meet Ofsted and DfE requirements
  • Examine the clear links between Pupil Premium students and Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) or Developmental Language Disorders (DLD)
  • Share ideas about monitoring progress in the context of Progress 8 accountability requirements

     The keynote sessions will:

  • Offer delegates the chance to hear directly from Ofsted
  • Explore what inspectors look for in relation to Pupil Premium funding and expenditure
  • Share effective practice on how schools check and evaluate the impact of the Pupil Premium spending
  • Highlight any recent updates to Ofsted inspection advice and guidance
  • Offer practical advice and strategies to help schools prepare for and handle Ofsted inspection effectively, especially in the context of the Pupil Premium
  • Highlight the critical importance of supporting and developing good mental health and well-being
  • Look at the common factors that have hindered success, including social barriers, for Pupil Premium students
  • Focus on the benefits of employer interactions for young people’s outcomes and life chances
  • Look at how we can break down some of the barriers to the workplace specifically facing Pupil Premium students


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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