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Steve Kethero

Steve Kethero

Policy Adviser,
Department for Education (DfE)

Steve joined the Civil Service in 2002 to work with disadvantaged children and families through the DfES’ Sure Start and Children's Fund programmes. He moved to the Department for Communities and Local Government for eight years, concentrating on vulnerable households and housing and planning projects, and returned to DfE in 2011 to work on school exclusion policy. He spent time implementing the Wolf report’s reform of vocational education before his current post in the pupil premium policy team. Before the Civil Service Steve worked in the financial sector as building society manager and mortgage specialist.

  • What does ‘disadvantage’ mean in 2020? Exploring who schools should consider supporting with pupil premium
  • Reflecting on the effective practice evidence that can inform a school’s pupil premium strategy to make maximum impact with the grant
  • Discussing how pupil premium should be reported following changes introduced by Ofsted and the Department for Education