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The Pupil Premium was introduced to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds and boost social mobility.
The aim of this one day course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills which will ensure that the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is used to best effect in their schools.
It will draw on the latest national research, including case studies which illustrate the most effective use of the PPG and consider how schools can best demonstrate the impact of the extra funding.
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Since 2011, the Pupil Premium grant has been the Government’s principal strategy to help schools improve the attainment and progress of and opportunities for disadvantaged pupils, and in doing so, reduce educational inequality.
We know that early achievers from disadvantaged backgrounds are overtaken by their wealthier peers by age 7, the likelihood of a pupil eligible for FSM achieving five or more GCSEs at A*-C including English and mathematics is less than one third of a non-FSM pupil, and a pupil from a non-deprived background is more than twice as likely to go on to study at university as their peers from deprived backgrounds.
Despite the fact that the Pupil Premium grant has increased significantly over the years (£1,300 per FSM Ever 6 primary pupil, £935 per FSM Ever 6 secondary pupil and £1,900 for Children Looked After and Post LAC), outcomes for disadvantaged pupils are only improving very slowly. The Education Policy Institute estimates that, at current rates of progress, it will be 50 years before disadvantaged pupils catch up with their peers
This course is designed to enable you to:
David is a freelance adviser and consultant who has worked extensively on school improvement projects across the country, speaking at conferences and training events, leading CPD and undertaking school reviews. This course is one of several he has developed in partnership with ONECPD
David taught English in schools in London and Oxfordshire before becoming a secondary Headteacher in Devon for 12 years and then a School Improvement Adviser across the south west. He was an associate director with the National Education Trust where much of his work focused on improving outcomes for disadvantaged students, whole school literacy and developing independent learning. He is a senior A level English examiner and subject expert for Ofqual.
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Opening presentation: The national background
· What the research tells us: are we making progress; where are the gaps most persistent?
· PPG eligibility criteria: are we up to date?
· Ofsted’s role in evaluating the impact of the Pupil Premium
Best Practice Focus: Identifying the barriers and challenges
· Where are the gaps most persistent in your school and area?
· Understanding your context: parents and the community; tackling the cycle of low aspiration and deprivation
· The challenge of pupils with multiple needs
· Tackling transition: what is the experience of your vulnerable pupils?
Best Practice Focus: What works in narrowing the gaps?
· Consistent classrooms: ensuring high quality teaching
· Engaging parents and the community
· Personalised support and interventions
· The importance of assessment and feedback
· Enriching learning and creating opportunity
Best Practice Focus: Evidence and impact
· The role of Governors
· Tracking and monitoring pupil progress
· Reporting and recording
· Gathering and presenting data
· Demonstrating impact beyond the data
Final Thoughts: action planning
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After completion of this one day course with David Birch you will be able to address the following key issues that surround the pupil premium grant:
This Pupil Premium course is aimed at Head Teachers, Pupil Premium co-ordinators and inclusion managers in primary and secondary schools, also ideal for advisers and inspectors and all relevant job roles from across the education landscape.
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