When it comes to pupil premium, schools have faced an unprecedented year that has brought big changes, added scrutiny, new priorities and fresh challenges.
Multiple studies have found that COVID-19 has widened attainment gap between disadvantaged school pupils and their classmates, and a Parliamentary inquiry is currently underway to determine its full impact. This means that we will likely see a new set of priorities and expectations of schools on what you should be doing to close the gap.
And as an added pressure, schools will now have to justify their pupil premium spend, as the DfE will now require schools to demonstrate the evidence, research and sources used to inform spending decisions.
This means a lot of change for the upcoming year, and a lot to adjust to – how can your school not only meet new expectations and get the most out of your pupil premium spend, but effectively evidence it, too?
The Pupil Premium Conference will help you with this and more. Our insightful speakers will be delving into the new conditions and changes to eligibility for Pupil Premium grants, helping you to understand what it means in practice and how schools can meet the requirements.
You will also receive actionable insights to help you effectively plan your spend for maximum impact, ensure it stands up to scrutiny, develop whole-school and targeted approaches, and work towards narrowing the attainment gap in your school.
Learning Objectives and Outcomes
We know that you only want information that’s relevant to you and your school. That’s why this comprehensive and crucial one-day conference offers Primary and Secondary streams.
You will be able to attend the sessions that are most applicable for your setting, ensuring you receive contextualised and actionable information.
The key topics include:
- Allocation and eligibility changes and the impact on your school
- What successful strategies look like and planning your spend for effective use
- Understanding and using EEF Guidance to maximise impact
- Measuring and addressing the impact of COVID-19 on the attainment gap
- Using non-academic approaches to improve attainment and progress
- How to demonstrate successful outcomes, and changes to accountability
Policy, eligibility and guidance – what’s changed?
Matt BromleyEducation Advisor, Bromley Education
- Defining ‘disadvantage’ in the Covid era
- Eligibility changes 2021/22
- New requirements and conditions of grants
- Assessing the impact of new reporting rules
- Aligning your catch-up spend
Planning your Pupil Premium spend for effective and maximum use
Caroline SharpResearch Director, National Foundation for Educational Research
- Exploring latest research and insights
- Whole school and targeted approaches
- Meeting different pupils’ needs within the new guidance
Understanding and using EEF guidance
- Using evidence to inform decision-making
- Implementing a three-tiered approach
- Changes to the teaching and learning toolkit
- Lunch and networking
Addressing the widening learning gap: rebalancing the scales post-Covid
- Reading and maths: what does the data say so far?
- Delivering tailored interventions and adapting evidence-based approaches
- Prioritising teacher CPD
- Using feedback as an effective tool
Monitoring and closing the attainment gap post-Covid
- Measuring the impact of the pandemic on the attainment gap and life chances
- Catch-up interventions: what have we learnt so far?
- Adapting interventions for different contexts and needs
- Tracking recovery progress
Taking a wider approach to improving outcomes
- Developing social and emotional skills
- Whole-school inclusion strategies
- Behaviour interventions
- High impact, low cost out of the classroom activities
- Working effectively with families
Tackling non-academic barriers to attainment: student-centred approaches
- Social and emotional recovery post-pandemic
- Behaviour management
- Mental health and emotional support
- Making attendance positive
- Developing resilience for learning
- Break and networking
Accountability and scrutiny: strategy, use and outcomes
- Ofsted and Pupil Premium 2021/22
- DfE monitoring checks in practice
- Governor and Trustee scrutiny
- Demonstrating effective outcomes
- Close of conference