The pupil premium impact on raising attainment, best practice, and the future direction of policy

Wednesday 13 May 2020

08:30 – 13:00


With the Government pursuing a levelling up agenda, this conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders and policymakers to discuss:

  • the future direction of the policy - particularly concerning funding,
  • the impact of the pupil premium since its introduction in narrowing the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and fellow students,
  • the role of pupil premium champions in forming and delivering individual school approaches to implementing the funding, and
  • how disadvantaged children and those that receive the pupil premium can be supported by government during and following the COVID-19 epidemic to ensure they don’t fall behind their peers in terms of attainment.

Key speakers include:

  • Professor Becky Francis - Chief Executive, Education Endowment Foundation
  • Caroline Sharp - Research Director, National Foundation for Educational Research
  • Helen Waite - Deputy Director, Pupil Premium and School Food Division, Department for Education
  • Steve Kethero - Policy Adviser, Pupil Premium and School Food Division, Department for Education

Caroline Sharp is an experienced educational researcher, with a particular interest in social mobility. She is due to speak at 11:05am, to discuss insights from our research on ‘Using the pupil premium’; she will also be taking questions and comments from the audience after.

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