Key Points
  • Evaluate the impact of the pandemic on the attainment and disadvantage gaps
  • Disseminate good practice in recovery solutions and learn from other schools
  • Gain best practice from schools on closing the attainment gap and reversing the impact of school closures on learning and outcomes
  • Explore the government pandemic response including financial support and technology provision to disadvantaged pupils
  • Discover ways to provide equality of education across diverse groups and reflect diversity in school culture
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Overview
Expert speakers include:

  • Harry Madgwick, Research and Policy Manager, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)
  • Jonathan Kay, Head of Synthesis, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)
  • Graham Archer, Director for Education Recovery, Department for Education (DfE)
  • Professor Bill Boyle, International Education Designer of Transformative Teaching & Learning Systems
  • Dr Angela Donkin, Chief Social Scientist, National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)
  • Ruhaina Alford, Executive Headteacher, The Carey Federation, Ashwater and Halwill Schools
  • Robin Christopherson MBE, Head of Digital Inclusion, AbilityNet
  • Dr Caroline Creaby, Director of Research School and teacher, Sandringham School
  • Cathy Smith, Acting Head Teacher, Lyng Hall school
  • Sonia Blandford, CEO, Achievement for All
  • Jonathan Nice, Senior Advisor, Norfolk County Council
  • Kevin Harcombe, Head Teacher, Redlands Primary School
  • Reuben Moore, Executive Director, Teach First
  • Georgina Nutton, Head Teacher, Preston Park Primary School
  • Shalina Patel, Head of Teaching and Learning, Claremont High School Academy
  • Ed Vainker,CEO, Reach Foundation
  • Neil Miley, Executive Principal, Dixons Academies Trust


Join Westminster Insight's Tackling the Attainment Gap: Equality in Education Digital Conference to hear from leading educators, thought leaders and policymakers. You will explore the Government pandemic response including financial support, national tutoring schemes and technology provision to disadvantaged pupils.

Hear best practice case studies from schools on how they are addressing the more immediate impacts of Covid-19 on children.

We will discuss the impact of the pandemic, evaluate the efficacy of the government recovery plan, discover pathways for maximising ‘catch up premiums’ and capture the best of innovation from schools and educators across the country.

You will gain insight on the effectiveness of different interventions and strategies for narrowing gaps, enabling a stronger and fairer system.

Agenda
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09:00 - 09:05
Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Harry Madgwick Research and Policy Manager, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

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09:05 - 09:30
Keynote Address: Educational Disruption, Covid-19 and the Disadvantage Gap: Understanding What Has Been the Impact of the Pandemic on the Attainment Gap

 
  • Considering the challenge of the Covid-19 learning loss, the subsequent impact on assessments and outcomes
  • Evaluating where we are and where we’ve come from: A review of the Governments’ national plan for educational recovery

    09.20 – 09.30 Questions and Discussions

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Graham Archer Director for Education Recovery, Department for Education (DfE)

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09:30 - 10:00
Spotlight Session: Reversing the Detrimental Impact of School Closures on Learning Loss and Other Outcomes

 
  • Selecting appropriate evidence informed strategies to mitigate against the impact of school closures including tutoring programmes, early intervention, and broader school efforts to support pupil wellbeing
  • Synthesised guidance to support teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils

    09.50 - 10:00  Questions and Discussions

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Jonathan Kay Head of Synthesis, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

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10:00 - 10:45
Recover, Reform and Re-Building a School System Which Endorses an Inclusive Educational System Post Pandemic

 
  • Understanding the scale, nature and root causes of the attainment gap and the factors most likely to help close it
  • Effecting real and fundamental change to the system: Leveraging opportunities presented by the COVID19 pandemic to reimagine education practices
  • Identifying opportunities and barriers to foster equity within school systems and reducing barriers to learning and participation for all students
  • Creating opportunities for young people to participate in all aspects of education
  • Re-conceptualising the attainment gap: re-assessing and re-adjusting the way that we measure gaps in attainment and other outcomes

    10.30 – 10.45  Questions and Discussions


Speakers

Ruhaina Alford Executive Headteacher, The Carey Federation Ashwater and Halwill Schools

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Bill Boyle International Education Designer of Transformative Teaching & Learning Systems

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Dr Angela Donkin Chief Social Scientist, National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)

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10:45 - 11:00
Coffee Break

 

11:00 - 11:45
Capturing the Best of Innovation and Collaboration Utilised to Facilitate Home Learning During COVID 19 to Improve Outcomes

 
  • The role of technology in supporting national ‘catch-up’ efforts: leveraging modern technologies to enrich and enhance learning experiences   
  • Effective use of technology for remote education, parental/guardian engagement & inclusion and pupil accountability & discipline
  • Developing effective digital interventions and classroom strategies to suit the needs of disadvantaged pupils and vulnerable learners

    11.30 - 11.45  Questions and Discussions

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Robin Christopherson MBE Head of Digital Inclusion, AbilityNet

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Jonathan Nice Senior Advisor, Norfolk County Council

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Dr Caroline Creaby Director of Research School and teacher, Sandringham School

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11:45 - 12:15
Case Study 1: Collaborative Work with Families: Increasing Parental/Carer Engagement for Enabling Better Educational Outcomes for Children and Young People

 
  • How to strengthen co-production
  • Fostering mutually sustaining relationships between schools and communities
  • Thinking about education holistically: building collaboration across the whole system including local authorities, schools, universities, local services etc. so that education does not stop at the school gates

    12.00 - 12.15 Questions and Discussions

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Cathy Smith Acting Head Teacher, Lyng Hall School

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Professor Sonia Blandford Director, Achievement for All

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12:15 - 12:30
Lunch Break

 

12:30 - 13:00
Case Study 2: Disseminating Good Practice in ‘Recovery’ Solutions: Learning from Other Schools

 
  • School-to-school support: discussing the advantages of working together collaboratively     
  • Thought-sharing and exchanging best practice & guidance through the ‘Rise Up’ initiative
  • What steps have been implemented in response to Covid-19 that show promise for supporting good practice in the long-term?

    12.50 – 13.00  Questions and Discussions

Speakers

Georgina Nutton Head Teacher, Preston Park Primary School

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13:00 - 13:30
Case study 3: Tackling Barriers to Learning: Ensuring Disadvantaged Pupils Learn Well in Schools

 
  • Addressing longstanding and cumulative disadvantage and assuring that any child can achieve academically no matter their personal circumstances
  • Approaches to inspire pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Breaking the link between deprivation, disadvantage and low educational attainment
  • Strong and complimentary pastoral systems

    13.20 – 13.30  Questions and Discussions

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Kevin Harcombe Headteacher, Redlands Primary School

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13:30 - 13:45
Afternoon Break

 

13:45 - 14:15
Case Study 4: Diversity in School Culture and in the Curriculum: Creating an Education Sector that is Reflective of today’s society

 
  • Providing equality of education across diverse groups
  • Narrowing the gap across ethnic groups
  • Heightened impact of pandemic and catch up strategies

    14.05 – 14.15  
    Questions and Discussions

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Shalina Patel Head of Teaching and Learning, Claremont High School Academy

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14:15 - 15:00
Promoting Excellence in Teaching: Equipping Teachers with the Skills to Provide Broad and Balanced Long-Term Support to Pupils

 
  • Upskilling teachers and improving pedagogy and teaching
  • Developing a rich, ambitious and well-balanced, bespoke curriculum
  • Championing diagnostic teaching to better understand to better student misconceptions and needs
  • The importance of effective leadership for the successful implementation of interventions

    14.45 – 15.00  Questions and Discussions

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Neil Miley Executive Principal, Dixons Academies Trust

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Reuben Moore Executive Director, Teach First

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Ed Vainker CEO, Reach Foundation and co-founder of Reach Academy Feltham

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15:00 - 15:10
Closing Remarks

 

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Harry Madgwick Research and Policy Manager, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

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End

Speakers

Ruhaina Alford Executive Headteacher, The Carey Federation Ashwater and Halwill Schools

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Graham Archer Director for Education Recovery, Department for Education (DfE)

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Professor Sonia Blandford Director, Achievement for All

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Bill Boyle International Education Designer of Transformative Teaching & Learning Systems

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Robin Christopherson MBE Head of Digital Inclusion, AbilityNet

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Dr Caroline Creaby Director of Research School and teacher, Sandringham School

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Dr Angela Donkin Chief Social Scientist, National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)

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Kevin Harcombe Headteacher, Redlands Primary School

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Jonathan Kay Head of Synthesis, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

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Harry Madgwick Research and Policy Manager, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

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Neil Miley Executive Principal, Dixons Academies Trust

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Reuben Moore Executive Director, Teach First

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Jonathan Nice Senior Advisor, Norfolk County Council

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Georgina Nutton Head Teacher, Preston Park Primary School

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Shalina Patel Head of Teaching and Learning, Claremont High School Academy

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Cathy Smith Acting Head Teacher, Lyng Hall School

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Ed Vainker CEO, Reach Foundation and co-founder of Reach Academy Feltham

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