Key Points
  • Government changes, priorities and future direction for Pupil Premium
  • Addressing the impact of Covid-19 on the attainment gap through effective Catch-Up Premium spending and the National Tutoring Programme
  • Ensuring evidence-based spending in light of the latest government requirements
  • Meeting the new reporting requirements and ensuring your Pupil Premium strategy stands up to scrutiny and inspection
  • Tackling non-academic barriers to attainment, including mental health, behaviour, attendance and parental engagement
  • Improving the uptake of Free School Meals
  • Targeting Pupil Premium funding for children in care, adopted children and those with SEND
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Overview
Speakers Include:

  • Sam Henson, Director of Policy and Information, National Governance Association
  • Confirmed Representatives from Child Poverty Action Group and Children North East
  • Patrick Ward, Chair, National Association of Virtual School Heads and School Head, Lewisham Virtual School
  • Charlotte Bowyer, Assistant Headteacher and Pupil Premium Coordinator, King Ecgbert School
  • James Siddle, Head Teacher, St Margaret's CE Primary School and Director, Kyra Research School
  • Sonia Blandford, CEO, Achievement for All
  • Tammy Elward, Director, Derby Research School
  • Helen Everitt, Deputy Headteacher and Ryan Sallows, School Business Manager, Oriel High School
  • Debi Bailey, CEO, NEAT Academy Trust
  • Caroline Spalding, Assistant Headteacher, The Bemrose School
  • Simrat Mavi, Deputy Head, St Giles Church of England Primary School
  • Karl Rogerson, Principal, Billesley Primary School
  • Georgina Burt, Development Manager, Child Poverty Action Group
  • Lorna Nicoll, Poverty Proofing Team Manager, Children North East

With the pandemic widening the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, it has never been more vital to ensure you are using your Pupil Premium funding effectively to support improved learning outcomes.

Westminster Insight’s Pupil Premium Conference explores how primary and secondary schools can best utilise the funding, monitor progress and demonstrate improved learning outcomes.

To meet the Government’s new reporting requirements you will explore the latest insights, evidence and best practice to inform your spending decisions, implement proven interventions and ensure your pupil premium strategy stands up to scrutiny and inspection.

Attend to learn about the Department for Education’s support package for 2021-2022, and how best to use the Recovery Premium and National Tutoring Programme to support disadvantaged pupils disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

The conference will also explore effective use of Pupil Premium for Looked After Children and SEND pupils, as well as spending on priorities beyond attainment, including parental engagement, mental health, behaviour and attendance management. Take away practical ideas and transferable practice from leading schools and experts that are investing effectively to progressively raise the achievement of disadvantaged pupils.

Agenda
Start

09:30 - 09:40
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

09:40 - 10:10
Government Priorities for Pupil Premium

 
  • Outlining the full range of funding support available for pupils through the government’s £1.7 billion package
  • The Education Recovery Plan and Recovery Premium
  • Pupil Premium eligibility changes 2021/22, new reporting requirements and conditions of grants 
  • Beyond Covid 19: next steps for Pupil Premium and reducing the attainment gap
10:00 - 10:10 Questions and Discussion

10:10 - 10:40
Panel Discussion: Planning your Pupil Premium Spend Based on the Latest Research, Evidence and Insights

 
  • Exploring latest research and insights into effective Pupil Premium interventions 
  • Challenges facing deprived schools in implementing evidence based approaches 
  • Lessons learnt from catch-up interventions for disadvantaged pupils
  • Understanding and using EEF guidance on the use of Pupil Premium
  • Upcoming changes to the Teaching and Learning Toolkit and how they can support effective use of the Pupil Premium
  • Top high impact, low-cost Pupil Premium intervention ideas
10:30 - 10:40 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Tammy Elward Director, Derby Research School

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James Siddle Head Teacher, St Margaret's CE Primary School and Director, Kyra Research School

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Jens Van Den Brande Senior Researcher in the School System and Performance Team, Education Policy Institute

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10:40 - 11:20
Panel Discussion: Pandemic Recovery and Education Catch-Up Premium Interventions

 
  • Addressing the impact of the pandemic on the attainment gap and life chances
  • What we have learnt so far from catch-up interventions 
  • Aligning your catch-up spend curriculum development and delivery
  • Tracking recovery progress 
  • Lessons learnt for planning future pupil premium spending
11:10 - 11:20 Questions and Discussion

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Charlotte Bowyer Assistant Headteacher and Pupil Premium Coordinator, King Ecgbert School

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Debi Bailey CEO, NEAT Academy Trust

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Helen Everitt Deputy Headteacher, Oriel High School, Crawley

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Ryan Sallows School Business Manager, Oriel High School, Crawley

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11:20 - 11:30
Break

 

11:30 - 12:00
Panel Discussion: Getting the Most from the National Tutoring Programme (NTP)

 
  • Reaching the most disadvantaged pupils – how schools can select and group pupils for tutoring 
  • Encouraging schools less familiar with tutoring to try the programme
  • The role of Academic Mentors 
  • Aligning content with classroom teaching, planning the timing of tutoring and building positive relationships with tutors 
  • Receiving feedback, measuring results and impact
11:50 - 12:00 Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Simrat Mavi Deputy Head, St Giles Church of England Primary School

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Caroline Spalding Assistant Headteacher, The Bemrose School

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12:00 - 12:30
Meeting New Pupil Premium Reporting Requirements for Accountability and Inspections

 
  • Demonstrating the evidence basis for your spending
  • Examples of strategy statements from schools 
  • Tracking pupil progress and monitoring the effectiveness of interventions
  • Evidencing the impact of Pupil Premium spending for accountability and scrutiny 
  • Understanding what Ofsted is looking for, and how to plan and prepare for inspection of your Pupil Premium use
12:20 - 12:30 Questions and Discussion

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Sam Henson Director of Policy and Information, National Governance Association

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12:30 - 13:00
Improving the Uptake of Free School Meals (FSM)

 
  • Ensuring families understand the eligibility criteria 
  • Removing barriers to applying for FSM 
  • Providing FSM without unintentionally stigmatising children and young people
12:50 - 13:00 Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Lorna Nicoll Poverty Proofing Team Manager, Children North East

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Georgina Burt Development Manager, Child Poverty Action Group

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13:00 - 14:00
Lunch

 

14:00 - 14:30
Using Pupil Premium to Tackle Non-Academic Barriers to Attainment

 
  • Working effectively with families and local communities to address the wider issues affecting disadvantaged pupils
  • Providing mental health support and building emotional resilience 
  • Managing behaviour and making attendance positive 
  • Measuring ‘soft’ outcomes to demonstrate the impact of interventions
14:20 - 14:30 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Sam Strickland Principal, The Duston School

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14:30 - 14:50
Utilising the Pupil Premium to Support Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

 
  • Funding interventions to maximise the achievement of pupils with SEND 
  • Examples of successful support and intervention 
  • Measuring outcomes


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Professor Sonia Blandford Director, Achievement for All

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14:50 - 15:20
The Pupil Premium for Looked After Children (LAC) and Adopted Children

 
  • Understanding the role of the local authority in supporting pupil premium 
  • Working in collaboration with schools to identify and develop evidence based interventions for LAC
  • Practical solutions to distributing funding accurately and tackling cross-border issues 
  • Challenging schools around the use of Pupil Premium funding for LAC
  • Tracking spend and impact
15:10 - 15:20 Shared Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Patrick Ward Chair, National Association of Virtual School Heads and School Head, Lewisham Virtual School

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15:20 - 15:30
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Confirmed Representatives from Child Poverty Action Group and Children North East

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Debi Bailey CEO, NEAT Academy Trust

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Professor Sonia Blandford Director, Achievement for All

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Charlotte Bowyer Assistant Headteacher and Pupil Premium Coordinator, King Ecgbert School

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Georgina Burt Development Manager, Child Poverty Action Group

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Tammy Elward Director, Derby Research School

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Helen Everitt Deputy Headteacher, Oriel High School, Crawley

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Sam Henson Director of Policy and Information, National Governance Association

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Simrat Mavi Deputy Head, St Giles Church of England Primary School

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Lorna Nicoll Poverty Proofing Team Manager, Children North East

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Ryan Sallows School Business Manager, Oriel High School, Crawley

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James Siddle Head Teacher, St Margaret's CE Primary School and Director, Kyra Research School

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Caroline Spalding Assistant Headteacher, The Bemrose School

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Sam Strickland Principal, The Duston School

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Jens Van Den Brande Senior Researcher in the School System and Performance Team, Education Policy Institute

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Patrick Ward Chair, National Association of Virtual School Heads and School Head, Lewisham Virtual School

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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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