Key Points
  • Explore different pupil premium strategies that you can implement in your school to narrow the attainment gap between disadvantaged students and their peers
  • Maximise the impact of pupil premium to improve attainment and wellbeing
  • Engage parents to improve outcomes for disadvantaged students
  • Learn the most effective methods for spending, monitoring, and evaluating pupil premium, from the perspectives of governors, teachers, and local authorities
  • Hear proven strategies from schools of their success in implementing pupil premium, using their available budget


Overview
Confirmed Speakers

  • Jonathan Haslam, Director, Institute for Effective Education

  • Michael Tonge, Executive Headteacher, Prestolee Multi-Academy Trust
  • Nicola Williams, Regional Coordinator - North, School-Home Support
  • Rosemary Cairns, Teacher, The Ridgeway School
  • Tom Fellows, Senior Research Lead, National Governance Association
  • Lynsey Burridge, Virtual School Head, Trafford Council, and Chair, National Association of Virtual School Heads
  • Sue Richardson, Headteacher, Preston Primary School
  • Duncan Clift, Deputy Headteacher, Preston Primary School
  • Paul Gildea, Assistant Head, Tarporley High School
  • Jo Ashcroft, Director of Education, Aspire Educational Trust

    As pressure on school budgets rises, it is essential to implement the pupil premium grant effectively, in order to maximise value and close the attainment gap between disadvantaged students and their peers.

    Westminster Insight's one-day Pupil Premium conference will focus on the impact of pupil premium and how to maximise its effectiveness. Hear directly from the Institute for Effective Education on evidence-based approaches to improving opportunities for disadvantaged students. This conference will also explore the barriers preventing better parental engagement and find solutions to improve education and wellbeing outcomes.

    Our expert panel will discuss different approaches to spending, monitoring, and evaluating pupil premium, to enable you to make well-informed decisions and maximise the benefits for pupils. Hear case studies from trailblazing schools addressing different proportions of eligible students, to examine the strategies they have implemented and the impact they have had on disadvantaged students.

    Aimed at all primary and secondary school headteachers, members of senior leadership, pupil premium leads and champions, and local authorities, join your peers to share best practice and energise your pupil premium strategy.

  • Agenda
    Start

    09:20 - 09:50
    Registration, Refreshments, and Networking

     

    09:50 - 10:00
    Chair's Opening Remarks

     

    10:00 - 10:30
    Keynote Address: Utilising Pupil Premium to Effectively Close the Attainment Gap

     
    • When is a gap not a gap? Considering the profiles of disadvantaged students
    • Using evidence-based approaches to make a difference within schools: opportunities and challenges
    • Navigating what works, and what should be most effective
    • Does it work here? Giving evidence-based and innovative strategies the best chance of success

      10:30-10:40 Questions and Discussions

    Speakers

    Jonathan Haslam Director, Institute for Effective Education

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    10:40 - 11:10
    Maximising the Impact of Pupil Premium on the Attainment and Wellbeing of Disadvantaged Students

     
    • Reviewing how individual schools can implement best practice strategies, accounting for available budgets and resources
    • Making use of the pupil premium to improve progress and raise outcomes for disadvantaged pupils
    • Managing your budget to improve students’ mental health and wellbeing
    • Measuring and evaluating the impact of your pupil premium spending strategy on eligible students

      11:10-11:20 Questions and Discussions

    Speakers

    Michael Tonge Executive Head, Prestolee Multi-Academy Trust

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    11:20 - 11:40
    Networking and Refreshments

     

    11:40 - 12:00
    Improving the Engagement of Parents of Pupil Premium Students to Support Pupils More Effectively

     
    • Exploring different strategies for engaging parents in their children’s education to improve education and wellbeing outcomes
    • Overcoming the barriers to better parental engagement so that schools can address these difficulties and implement solutions
    • Engaging parents during the early years and secondary school transition stages to better support students

      12:00-12:10 Questions and Discussions

    Speakers

    Nicola Williams Regional Coordinator - North, School-Home Support

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    12:10 - 12:25
    Case Study: Involving Parents in Innovative Pupil Premium Strategies to Improve Outcomes

     
    • Using food work to improve pupils’ team work, communication and numerical skills
    • Creating lines of informal communication between parents and staff to improve relationships and allow staff to gain more insight into family backgrounds

      12:25 – 12:30 Questions and Discussions

    Speakers

    Rosemary Cairns Teacher, The Ridgeway School

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    12:30 - 12:50
    Panel Discussion: Reviewing Different Approaches to Spending, Monitoring, and Evaluating Pupil Premium

     
    • Monitoring pupil premium data alongside students’ additional needs to better understand their requirements and make well-informed decisions
    • Identifying the roles that governing boards and trustees can play in making pupil premium spending decisions and ensuring that it is monitored effectively
    • Balancing the spending of pupil premium on staffing, pastoral initiatives, and teaching and learning approaches to get the best outcomes for disadvantaged students

      12:50-13:00 Questions and Discussions

    Speakers

    Tom Fellows Senior Research Lead, National Governance Association

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    Lynsey Burridge Trafford Virtual School Head and NAVSH Chair

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    13:00 - 14:00
    Networking Lunch

     

    14:00 - 14:20
    Case Study One

     
    • Exploring the school’s pupil premium strategies to gain insight into the spending approaches of different institutions

    Speakers

    Duncan Clift Deputy Headteacher, Preston Primary School, Stockton on Tees

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    Sue Richardson Headteacher, Preston Primary School, Stockton on Tees

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    14:20 - 14:40
    Case Study Two

     
    • Exploring the school’s pupil premium strategies to gain insight into the spending approaches of different institutions

      14:40-14:50 Questions and Discussions

    Speakers

    Paul Gildea Assistant Head, Tarporley High School

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    14:50 - 15:10
    Case Study Three

     
    • Exploring the school’s pupil premium strategies to gain insight into the spending approaches of different institutions

    Speakers

    Jo Ashcroft Director of Education, Aspire Educational Trust

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    15:10 - 15:30
    Case Study Four

     
    • Exploring the school’s pupil premium strategies to gain insight into the spending approaches of different institutions

      15:30-15:40 Questions and Discussions

    15:40 - 15:45
    Chair's Closing Remarks

     

    End

    Speakers

    Jo Ashcroft Director of Education, Aspire Educational Trust

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    Lynsey Burridge Trafford Virtual School Head and NAVSH Chair

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    Rosemary Cairns Teacher, The Ridgeway School

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    Duncan Clift Deputy Headteacher, Preston Primary School, Stockton on Tees

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    Tom Fellows Senior Research Lead, National Governance Association

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    Paul Gildea Assistant Head, Tarporley High School

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    Jonathan Haslam Director, Institute for Effective Education

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    Sue Richardson Headteacher, Preston Primary School, Stockton on Tees

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    Michael Tonge Executive Head, Prestolee Multi-Academy Trust

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    Nicola Williams Regional Coordinator - North, School-Home Support

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    Venue details

    Central Manchester


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