Schools are funded to help reduce the differences in achievement between disadvantaged students and their peers nationally – but what is the best way of spending the pupil premium? What works? What have schools done that has really started to make a difference?
“Getting the most out of the Pupil Premium” will provide secondary school leaders not only with the latest research findings on the most (and less) successful strategies but also with first-hand accounts from schools themselves of how they are making a real difference in raising the achievement of disadvantaged young people. There will also be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to discuss and share information with colleagues from other schools.
The keynote address will be given by Sir Kevan Collins, the chief executive of the Education Endowment Foundation which has led the way in researching best practice and producing resources to support schools with their work with disadvantaged young people.
- Also taking part will be colleagues from:
Great Torrington School in Devon, a regional finalist in the 2016 Pupil Premium Awards and one of the top-performing schools for progress in the country
- Maiden Erlegh School in Reading – another regional finalist in the 2016 awards and a school where outcomes for disadvantaged young people have been greatly improved through a tailored and personalised approach
- Wellington Academy in Wiltshire which was praised by Ofsted for the personalised support and coaching provided for disadvantaged young people
- Whitley Academy – Stephen Steinhaus will discuss Pupil Premium non-negotiables
Who should attend? Senior leaders and others in secondary schools who are responsible not only for the allocation of pupil premium funding but also for the evaluation of its impact.