Programme

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Chair’s welcome
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Keynote: CROSS-PHASE - Embedding effective provision for refugee and asylum-seeking children who are new to English

- the educational landscape for refugee and asylum-seeking children in the UK and the distinct needs of learners who are refugees or asylum seekers
- how to get the start right and welcoming the learner and their family/carers
- why it is important to collate and share information about new arrivals
- how to promote academic and social inclusion

Speakers
Head of Training and Resources
The Bell Foundation
Deputy Service Lead
Pupil and School Support Birmingham
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Refreshments and exhibition viewing

Your chance to network and visit leading exhibitors in the sector

Breakout Session 1 (CHOOSE 1A, 1B or 1C)

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Workshop 1A: SECONDARY - Five Strategies for Bringing Pupil Premium Alive in Secondary

- getting students in and fuelled for the day; making pre-loved uniform work; boosting school engagement and motivation; upskilling and investing; and quality one-to-one time
- how each strategy works, barriers to overcome, and what has had the biggest impact at Rainham School for Girls

Speaker
Deputy Headteacher, DSL & ACE Lead
Rainham School for Girls
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Workshop 1B: CROSS-PHASE - Ofsted and the Pupil Premium

- the place of the Pupil Premium in Ofsted inspection
- how senior and middle leaders can prepare in the run up to a visit and what to do when you get the call
- how to present your school at its best during the inspection, and the kind of questions you can expect inspectors to ask

Speaker
School Improvement Director
Infinity Academies Trust
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Workshop 1C: PRIMARY - Closing the reading gap and opening doors for disadvantaged pupils

- a walk through the strategies used at Loughborough Primary in Brixton, including innovate approaches to contextual safeguarding and pastoral support; forensic tracking; and a systematic approach to reading that still allows for personalisation
- practical ideas and advice that can be adapted and adopted for your circumstances

Speaker
Headteacher
Loughborough Primary School
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Changeover

Breakout Session 2 (CHOOSE 2A, 2B or 2C)

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Workshop 2A: SECONDARY: Pupil Premium Leadership and Effective Approaches

- practical ideas to support Pupil Premium coordinators and senior leadership teams
- a model of leadership of Pupil Premium that has ensured lasting ‘buy in’ by staff and a whole school understanding of how Pupil Premium works
- examples of ways to celebrate successes, both of students and staff; and ways in which school leaders have fostered team spirit and a sense of purpose within the Pupil Premium team

Speakers
Deputy Headteacher
Oriel High School
SBM
Oriel High School
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Workshop 2B: SECONDARY - Pupil Premium Dos & Don'ts: On His Majesty’s (not so) secret service

- the issues that every school leadership and support colleagues should consider when planning the Pupil Premium strategy
- what research suggests are Pupil Premium must-haves, and what the evidence says we should avoid doing
- Disclaimer: This session with tenuous James Bond references, but you don't have to be a fan to appreciate them!

Speaker
Doctoral researcher in educational poverty
Teesside University
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Workshops 2C: PRIMARY - Pupil Premium tutoring and teaching in the primary school

- how tutoring can be structured and planned for maximum impact
- teaching and pedagogy considerations including seating plans; oracy & vocabulary development; quality first teaching; and extra-curricular work
- whole-school considerations including how to ensure all eligible families are signed up for the Pupil Premium, and working with subject leads to monitor and evaluate Pupil Premium progress

Speaker
Assistant headteacher & SENCO
Eastbury Primary School
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Lunch and exhibition viewing

Your chance to network and visit leading exhibitors in the sector

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Keynote 2: CROSS-PHASE - Pupil Premium Plus: Effective learning strategies for vulnerable children

- practical strategies to support the learning, attendance and progress of children living in care
- how schools might spend the Pupil Premium Plus funding that follows looked after children, including the crucial role of PEPs (Personal Education Plans)
- what makes an effective PEP, how these should be created, how to set learning targets, and the role of the designated teacher

Speaker
Service Manager, Vulnerable Learners
City of Wolverhampton Council
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Changeover

Breakout Session 3 (CHOOSE 3A, 3B or 3C)

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Workshop 3A - SECONDARY - Title to be confirmed
Speaker
Director
Staffordshire Research School
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Woekshop 3B: PRIMARY - When Pupil Premium meets SEND

- meeting the needs of Pupil Premium children who also have SEND
- how Pupil Premium funding can be used to meet the needs of children with SEND
- measuring progress for these children, working with their parents and carers, and reporting this work for Ofsted inspection

Speaker
Designated Senior Leader, Mental Health
Markeaton Primary School
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Workshop 3C: PRIMARY - Five Strategies for Bringing Pupil Premium Alive in Primary

- Getting students in and fuelled for the day; 'poverty-proofing' the school; boosting school engagement and motivation; the school's ACE pastoral tutoring programme; and finding freebies to help their work!
- how each strategy works in practice, barriers to overcome, and the impact has had so far at Front Lawn Primary School

Speakers
Headteacher
Front Lawn Primary School
ACE Lead
Front Lawn Primary School
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Refreshments and exhibition viewing

Your chance to network and visit leading exhibitors in the sector

Breakout Session 4 (CHOOSE 4A, 4B or 4C)

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Workshop 4A: SECONDARY - Supporting high-quality teaching and removing non-academic barriers

- Eton College works in collaboration with a number of state schools to design resources and provision which supports high quality teacher and wider pastoral interventions, especially for Pupil Premium students
- specific strategies to support high quality teaching and effective professional development for teaching staff
- wider strategies to address non-academic barriers including good school attendance, managing behaviour, and meeting pupils' social and emotional needs

Speaker
Head of Research and Impact
Tony Little Centre, Eton College
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Workshop 4B: CROSS-PHASE - Using teaching assistants to develop an inclusive and supportive classroom

- ideas to promote inclusion in the classroom and support vulnerable pupils, including Pupil Premium children, though the effective use of teaching assistants
- these include looking at models of teaching assistant deployment and the use of a ‘key person’ to build a team around the child; and an approach to differentiation based on small tweaks and adaptions within the classroom

Speaker
SEND and Safeguarding Trainer and Consultant
SEA Inclusion & Safeguarding
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Workshop 4C: PRIMARY - Understanding the wider needs of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium and enabling successful outcomes

- the processes and systems that help ensure successful progress, attainment, attendance, and behaviour for Pupil Premium pupils
- Specific topics will include Warrington Primary Academy Trust’s use of diagnostic tools; effective early intervention strategies; supporting pupils during points of transition; the use of data and tracking (Pupil Premium evaluation); and the team around the child

Speaker
Inclusion Lead
Warrington Primary Academy Trust
End of conference

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