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Using Pupil Premium to raise achievement and tackle disadvantage whilst demonstrating effectiveness

The course is designed to help participants to understand the current policy on pupil premium, explore how pupil premium can be used effectively to raise attainment and close the attainment gap between the most disadvantaged pupils and their peers, and how to evaluate and demonstrate effective use of the pupil premium. Participants will look ways to develop a strategic approach to Pupil Premium use through targeting and planning interventions to best suit their school community.

Course Overview

Participants who will have an interest in this event will include headteachers, deputy headteachers, assistant headteachers, education advisers, school business managers, virtual school heads, school improvement officers, governors and anyone responsible for co-ordinating or implementing Pupil premium use. The course focuses on raising attainment using the pupil premium; addressing underachievement in vulnerable groups, identifying the most effective areas to target using the additional funding and evidencing to Ofsted good practice and the closing of the attainment gap. The course looks at ways to demonstrate good use of the pupil premium, and it looks at accountability. It explores the role of school business managers in providing clear audit trail and  demonstrating value for money for the interventions. Further details regarding the course content can be found in the session timetable.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Have a better understanding of how schools can use their freedoms and pupil premium funding to close the attainment gap
  • Understand the role and responsibility of the Governing body in holding the school to account and ensuring effective use of pupil premium
  • Understand how to demonstrate effective use of pupil premium funding to Ofsted and other stakeholders
  • Build the evidence base to support good practice
  • Be aware of good practice nationally and  have an awareness of effective interventions across schools through Pupil Premium Reviews
  • Know and use data to demonstrate and optimise Pupil Premium impact
  • Understand how curricular freedoms can support the learning of disadvantaged pupils
  • develop a strategic approach to Pupil Premium use through targeting and planning interventions to best suit their school community

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

Raising Attainment Using the Pupil Premium
  • Requirements of funding
Narrowing the Gap Through the Pupil Premium
  • Addressing underachievement in vulnerable groups
  • Identifying the most effective areas to target using the additional funding
  • Evidencing to Ofsted good practice and the closing of the attainment gap

Session 2

Demonstrating Good Use of the Pupil Premium to Ofsted
  • Practical strategies based on shared good practice nationally
Using Data to Support Effective Pupil Premium Interventions
  • Using school specific data and knowledge and the national and local evidence base to develop an effective strategy
  • Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions:

Session 3

Supporting Disadvantaged SEND/ CLA Pupils to Achieve Using the Pupil Premium
  • Key areas for development in using Pupil Premium funding to increase attainment of disadvantaged pupils with SEND/ CLA
  • Engaging parents to enhance attainment and achievement
Accountability of the Pupil Premium
  • Looking at role of school business managers, providing  clear audit trail , demonstrating value for money for the interventions,  publish Pupil Premium expenditure online
  • Ensuring data systems can adequately identify and track pupils entitled to the funding

Session 4

Developing an evidence base for Pupil Premium interventions
  • Using the evidence base to improve interventions
  • Developing initiatives to raise the attainment of the poorest pupils in the most challenging schools
  • Good practice
Action planning
  • Time for participants to reflect on day and identify areas for school action
As part of our quality assurance policy, and to ensure courses are always up to date we reserve the right to update alter and improve courses without prior notice in order to encompass any emerging changes in legislation, framework, or government guidance.

Tutor information and feedback

Paul is an experienced serving headteacher, trainer and consultant. In addition to his current headship, Paul currently works as a Learning Consultant and is involved in providing leadership training packages for Centre of Educational Leadership in Manchester. Paul has worked as a Regional Facilitator for TDA West Midlands providing bespoke consultancy support and training. During his teaching career, Paul has been employed by both the Dudley PE and Numeracy Advisory services to deliver in-service training to primary schools. Before becoming a Deputy Headteacher of a large primary school Paul was also a Strategic Manager of Teaching and Learning, a role which involved working with colleagues developing pedagogical expertise and know-how. All of Paul’s headships have been in schools in challenging social contexts. He has led his present school out of the category that it was placed in at the time of his appointment. It was judged as good at the last inspection and he is leading it to outstanding. During the three OFSTED and HMI visits he has been praised for his dynamism and vision as a leader.

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