The 12th National Pupil Premium Conference: Ensuring Successful Outcomes takes place on Friday 20 September 2019, at The Gallery, the NEC, Birmingham B40 1NT.
Organised by SecEd & Headteacher Update, the event offers 16 interactive and school-led sessions aimed at giving delegates practical strategies that can be adapted and adopted for their own school’s circumstances. We will bring together innovative schools, senior leaders, Pupil Premium leads, teachers and others to help you discover deliverable, evidence-based and practical interventions and strategies for raising attainment, overcoming barriers and – ultimately – narrowing the gap for disadvantaged pupils.
With school funding under huge pressure and strong accountability measures in place around the Pupil Premium, it is vital to maximise the impact of your interventions and this means effective evaluation. That is why the keynote at the 12th National Conference will be delivered by Owen Carter from ImpactEd – a not-for-profit initiative aimed at closing what it calls the “evaluation deficit” in schools.
The keynote – entitled What difference does it make? Evaluating the impact of your Pupil Premium work – will arm you with a range of strategies and structures to help ensure that effective evaluation is at the heart of your Pupil Premium work.
The day will then offer delegates a choice of 15 workshops – primary, secondary and cross-phase – focused on in-school practice, case studies, specific initiatives and other innovations.
Themes include parental engagement, metacognition and other learning skills, Pupil Premium cultures and strategies, SEND, Attachment & trauma, specific Pupil Premium intervention ideas, raising aspirations, positive behaviour management, cultural capital & enrichment, looked-after children, SEMH needs, and practical classroom strategies to close the gaps.
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.
The event features an opening keynote, eight workshops relevant to primary colleagues and nine workshops relevant to secondary colleagues.