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Agenda

9:00 am
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
9:45 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Professor Carol Fuller
Professor Carol Fuller
Head of the Institute of Education, and Researcher of Sociology of Education,
University of Reading
Confirmed
9:55 am
Department for Education Update: The Next Steps for Effective Use of the Pupil Premium for Catch-up and Recovery

This session will provide guidance and direction for schools on how to effectively support children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds during the next academic year, specifically through:

  • Providing an update on the Pupil Premium funding framework for 2022/23, and expectations for demonstrating evidence-based interventions
  • Exploring how the DfE Catch-Up Fund can be used alongside Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Plus to boost efforts among schools and local authorities
  • Discussing methods for supporting academic as well as social and emotional development, and how to evidence distinct efforts during Ofsted inspections

This session will include time for questions.

10:20 am
Utilising the Latest Research to Close the Attainment Gap in Your School Following COVID-19
  • What do we know about the disadvantage gap and other particularly at risk groups?
  • How has the pandemic changed the picture?
  • What are the evidence-based solutions for closing the gap?

This session will include time for questions.

Caroline Sharp
Caroline Sharp
Research Director
National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)
Confirmed
10:50 am
Insights from MyTutor
Richard Angus
Richard Angus
Head of Education Partnerships
MyTutor
Confirmed
11:10 am
Exhibition, Networking and Refreshments Break
11:30 am
Learning from the Research: Next Steps in Understanding and Recovering from Learning Loss

Sharing an insight into the work commissioned by the DfE to help schools and the wider education community understand more about the impact of the pandemic, this session will:

  • Explore the latest published research, detailing ongoing challenges as well as progress made through the 2021/22 academic year
  • Discuss the impact of catch-up efforts thus far, and how findings can help planning and delivery of academic support through 2022/23

This session will include time for questions.

David Laws
David Laws
Executive Chairman
Education Policy Institute (EPI)
Confirmed
12:05 pm
Panel Discussion: Harnessing the Potential of the National Tutoring Programme

Following a brief introduction, panellists will explore the key discussion points below. Delegates will be invited to raise questions and comments throughout for the panel to respond to.

  • The success of the NTP thus far: Exploring the impact on academic catch-up efforts
  • Discussing how different cohorts of children have responded to the NTP, and where engagement is at its highest
  • Examining how the NTP is changing perceptions of what tutoring is and who its for, and how tutoring may be embedded into education longer-term
  • Considering effective ways for teaching assistants and other support staff to have the greatest impact alongside NTP efforts
Karen Guthrie
Karen Guthrie
Senior Programme Director for the NTP
Randstad
Confirmed
Victoria Matthews
Victoria Matthews
Leadership Consultant
Confirmed
Jo Gingles
Jo Gingles
Associate Assistant Principal
Uxbridge High
Confirmed
12:45 pm
Top Tips for Utilising EEF Guidance on Effective Pupil Premium Use

This session will be full of practical guidance on how to put the freely available EEF guidance and research into practice in your school.

Advice will be given on how to embed the three-tiered approach into your planning and spending through the next academic year to balance efforts that enhance teaching quality, direct interventions and wider support.

There will be a key focus on dispelling common myths associated with the Pupil Premium.

This session will include time for questions.

Amy Faux
Amy Faux
International Project Manager
Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)
Confirmed
1:15 pm
Lunch, Exhibition and Networking Break
2:15 pm
Primary Stream
Secondary Stream
Roundtables Session: Challenges and Solutions for Delivering Pupil Premium Interventions in Primary Schools

In this session you will join with peers from primary school settings across the country, to discuss the challenges you face individually and collectively in supporting children from vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds, and work to overcome these by offering advice and guidance to each other as well as sharing best practice from your experiences.

You will work in small groups for 20 minutes, and then each group will share key takeaways from their discussion with the rest of the room for the final 10 minutes.

This session will be facilitated by Jean Gross CBE.

Jean Gross CBE
Jean Gross CBE
Independent Consultant and Author
Confirmed
Roundtables Session: Challenges and Solutions for Delivering Pupil Premium Interventions in Secondary Schools

In this session you will join with peers from secondary school settings across the country, to discuss the challenges you face individually and collectively in supporting children from vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds, and work to overcome these by offering advice and guidance to each other as well as sharing best practice from your experiences.

You will work in small groups for 20 minutes, and then each group will share key takeaways from their discussion with the rest of the room for the final 10 minutes.

This session will be facilitated by Andy Samways.

Andy Samways
Andy Samways
Director of Teaching School Hub and Research School
Unity Schools Partnership
Confirmed
2:45 pm
Primary Stream
Secondary Stream
Effective Methods for Improving Literacy and Numeracy Skills

In this session Jean will share key evidence-based methods for how teachers can boost literacy and numeracy skills among disadvantaged and vulnerable children.
These approaches are low-cost and low-effort, ensuring practicality for embedding in day-to-day learning.
Examples will include:

  • Home reading and vocabulary
  • Talking maths
  • Making learning social
  • How to boost confidence

This session will include time for questions.

Jean Gross CBE
Jean Gross CBE
Independent Consultant and Author
Confirmed
Embedding a Whole School Approach to Utilising Pupil Premium

This session will provide practical insights into how school leaders can embed a whole-school approach which maximises the use of Pupil Premium funding to benefit the whole community, supporting each others’ progression and attainment, including alongside catch-up planning.

Key takeaways will include:

  • Identifying funding gaps in your school context
  • Understanding common challenges among pupils and staff, and how enhanced collaboration efforts can help overcome these
  • Gathering feedback from pupils and parents on interventions delivered to better understand impact

This session will include time for questions.

Andy Samways
Andy Samways
Director of Teaching School Hub and Research School
Unity Schools Partnership
Confirmed
3:10 pm
Exhibition, Networking and Refreshments Break
3:30 pm
Practical Steps for Closing the Progress and Attainment Gap in Your School

Bringing experience of working with over 2,000 schools, in this session Daniel will share a wide range of evidence-based approaches to closing the gap in your school, and help you understand how to deliver a truly tailored approach to Pupil Premium interventions.

Key themes will include:

  • Delivering mental health and wellbeing support
  • Understanding where wider needs may intersect, for example with SEND
  • Exploring the nuances of effectively supporting Children Looked After

This session will include time for questions.

Daniel Sobel
Daniel Sobel
Founder and Lead Consultant
Inclusion Expert
Confirmed
4:30 pm
Chair’s Summary and Close

*Programme subject to change

Professor Carol Fuller
Professor Carol Fuller
Head of the Institute of Education, and Researcher of Sociology of Education,
University of Reading
Confirmed