The Pupil Premium and Ofsted - Ensuring Successful Outcomes

Join SecEd & Headteacher Update for their 8th must-attend one-day conference being held at The Gallery, the NEC, Birmingham B40 1NT on Friday 29th September 2017

Following on from the success and popularity of our previous seven Pupil Premium conferences, the 8th national 'Pupil Premium and Ofsted - Ensuring Successful Outcomes' conference will once again bring together a great mix of innovative schools, pioneering headteachers, senior leaders, teachers and educationalists to offer a range of deliverable, evidence-based, practical approaches and strategies to support raising attainment, overcoming barriers to success 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 seven 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 how to raise attendance, build confidence and self-esteem

  • Explore parental engagement, tackling apathy and changing student attitudes

  • Discuss Ofsted readiness and how performance and results can be reported

  • Consider measuring progress and the impact of intervention

  • Look at target-setting to drive up outcomes

  • Focus on identifying senior leadership strategies to help overcome common barriers

  • Provide insight on developing Year 7 early interventions and Year 11 ‘last-minute’ interventions

  • Give guidance on carrying out Pupil Premium Reviews to meet Ofsted and DfE requirements

  • Look at how Pupil Referral Units and mainstream schools can work together to bring about dramatic reductions in exclusions and more support for vulnerable students

  • Consider how schools can draw upon their SEN best practice to support Pupil Premium work and vice-versa

The keynote session will:

  • Discuss the social, emotional and mental health challenges often faced by young people

  • Look at how we can identify these challenges and provide the right support at the right time

  • Offer practical strategies to help re-engage with troubled students who are at risk of dropping out

  • Explore effective ways of using Pupil Premium funding to motivate and engage ‘hard-to-reach’ pupils

  • Provide advice and guidance on tackling behavioural issues

  • 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

  • Provide a stimulating and engaging forum for debate and discussion

  • Draw upon wide-ranging experiences across different 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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