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The Government has committed £2.5 billion of pupil premium funding this year to help the most disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap. All schools are trusted to use Pupil Premium to meet the needs of their disadvantaged students and are held to account by Ofsted.

At a time of stretched budgets, school leaders and governors should be looking at low cost strategies which make the biggest impact. Attend this Evidencing Effective use of the Pupil Premium course to learn how to make the best use of Pupil Premium funding and improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

Led by Education Consultant, Nigel Bishop, you will learn from successful case-studies and industry experts how to effectively spend your Pupil Premium – focusing on closing the attainment gap and effectively measuring and demonstrating through data your success.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the recent changes to the Pupil Premium and funding for the 2017 financial year
  • Develop an effective spending plan for your Pupil Premium
  • Utilise data to demonstrate your success at your next inspection
  • Successfully close the attainment gap within your school and evidence the impact of achievement
  • Devise an Evidence Based Strategy to show the impact of your Pupil Premium to Ofsted
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Establishing an Evidence Based Pupil Premium Strategy

  • Share ideas on embedding an evidence based Pupil Premium strategy
  • Understand the key principles of the EEF Pupil Premium toolkit
  • Learn how to successfully identify issues impacting upon pupil’s attainment
  • Discuss the opportunities and challenges now affecting schools across the country
  • Explore best practice examples which evidence effective spending
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:15

Evaluating and Evidencing Successful Pupil Premium Outcomes

  • Explore cost effective measures for raising attainment
  • Learn how to evaluate the impact of your Pupil Premium spending
  • Demonstrate the successful results of your spending plans to Ofsted
  • Develop your action plan – how can your school effectively spend and demonstrate the Pupil Premium
12:15 - 13:00

Case Study – High impact provision and support from the Pupil Premium

In 2017 Denbigh High was recognised by the DfE as the national runner-up for Pupil Premium Secondary School of the Year

  • Hear from an Ofsted outstanding school that has been commended for its effective use of pupil premium funding
  • Reflect on inclusive quality-first teaching strategies and additional interventions that support pupils’ progress and outcomes
  • Evidence improvement through  effective monitoring and data analysis
  • Consider how to effectively publish your Pupil Premium data and ‘tell your story’ in preparation for inspection
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

Case Study - Effective Spending of the Pupil Premium and Demonstrating Success

  • Hear from a school that has effectively spent the Pupil Premium and demonstrated success
  • Use data to understand and evidence improvement and successful Pupil Premium spending
  • Discover how they raise aspiration and attainment
  • Develop an effective spending strategy for your school or academy
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Planning the Next Steps for Your School or Academy

  • Develop effective programmes which improve the attainment of students
  • Which intervention could work best for your pupils?
  • How to demonstrate successful outcomes in closing the attainment gap
  • Understand and utilise the Pupil Premium toolkit and EEF research reports
  • Reflect on your data
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close


etc. Venues – Marble Arch, London

Garfield House 86 Edgware Road, London, W2 2EA