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Caroline Sharp, Research Director, National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) (CONFIRMED)

  • Exploring the social mobility challenge and how progress can be supported to raise learning outcomes within the education system
  • Outlining the key barriers to social mobility for children and young people and how schools, local authorities and care systems can overcome these challenges
  • Assessing how schools can support high quality transitions to higher education and employment for disadvantaged students
  • Evaluating areas of progress in closing the attainment gaps and exploring future priorities for advancing social mobility

Ali Jaffer, Head of Policy and Innovation, Social Mobility Commission (CONFIRMED)

  • Evaluating how Ofsted has assessed the use of Pupil Premium funding in improving outcomes for disadvantaged pupils – and busting some myths
  • Sharing lessons from the evidence on supporting improved outcomes for disadvantaged pupils
  • Assessing key evidence from Ofsted inspections in what constitutes outstanding pupil premium provision
  • Tackling the challenges of off-rolling and other systemic issues affecting disadvantaged pupils

Chris Jones, Director, Corporate Strategy, Ofsted (CONFIRMED)

  • Evaluating Pupil Premium Plus interventions that maximise outcomes and address challenges facing looked after and previously looked after children
  • Assessing how to deliver enhanced mental health and wellbeing support for looked after children through schools
  • Exploring how Virtual School Heads can support schools to evaluate Pupil Premium provision and improve the effectiveness of interventions
  • Ensuring Pupil Premium Plus funding provides value for money to maximise the impact of spending

Lynsey Burridge, Chair, The National Association of Virtual School Heads (CONFIRMED)

  • Evaluate how to ensure your school effectively uses evidence-based strategies to improve teaching provision and enhance attainment through the Pupil Premium
  • Measuring value for money and impact with the EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit for high quality Pupil Premium Interventions
  • Assess the characteristics of an effective intervention strategy
  • Explore the latest evidence and research on low-cost teaching strategies and approaches which have successfully narrowed attainment gaps

Robbie Coleman, Head of Policy, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) (CONFIRMED)

  • Gain insights on conducting a whole school review of a Pupil Premium strategy to improve learning outcomes
  • Explore practical guidance on monitoring Pupil Premium impact and performance to drive continuous improvement
  • Evaluate findings from Narrowing the Attainment Gap: A Handbook for Schools in what makes an impactful Pupil Premium strategy
  • Understand the needs of your pupils and evaluate how to develop personalised interventions to support achievement
  • Assess the quality of teaching provision in your school and the role of senior leadership in driving improvements in teaching standards

Daniel Sobel, CEO and Founder, Inclusion Expert (CONFIRMED)

*Please note that the afternoon sessions will be split into dedicated breakout streams for Primary and Secondary Pupil Premium Interventions

  • Pupil Premium reporting and accountability
  • Understanding the characteristics of effective provision for disadvantaged pupils and where to find the best evidence
  • Exploring the future challenges and priorities for schools in overcoming disadvantaged pupils’ barriers to learning

Helen Waite, Deputy Director, Department for Education (DfE) (CONFIRMED)
Steve Kethero, Policy Adviser, Department for Education (DfE) (CONFIRMED)

  • Assessing the core findings from the recent NGA Spotlight on Disadvantage Report into the impact of governing boards and leaders in delivering pupil premium spending
  • Understanding the characteristics of the most effective pupil premium strategies and how schools can replicate this success
  • Sharing how clear monitoring and evaluation of spending can maximise outcomes
  • Evaluating the role of clear success criteria and targeted interventions in support value for money
  • Exploring the link between robust governance and leadership and impactful pupil premium spending

Tom Fellows, Research Manager, National Governance Association (NGA) (CONFIRMED)

*Programme subject to change