Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential: Closing the Gap in School Educational Outcomes

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Karen Iles, National Director of Programmes and Delivery, Achievement for All, Achievement for All
  • Dr Kate Chhatwal, Chief Executive, Challenge Partners
  • Marc Rowland, Director of Research School, Rosendale Research School
  • Daniel Jones, Assistant Headteacher, Springfield Junior School and Regional Pupil Premium Award
  • Richard Lane, CEO, Mercia Primary Academy Trust
  • Daniel Sobel, Author & Founder, Narrowing the Attainment Gap and Inclusion Expert
  • (Chair) Simeon Corfield, Schools Advisor & Former Headteacher


Social mobility is an issue which is increasingly coming to the foreground in schools. Recently the Social Mobility concluded that “Britain’s deep social mobility problem, is getting worse, not better”. This was on the back of the Governments Social Mobility Tsar quitting, stating the Government was failing in its pledge for a ‘fairer Britain’. At Christmas, Justine Greening launched the Government's national plan to support children to reach their full potential. Subsequently, Damian Hinds has been appointed and an emphasis on social mobility has seemed to focus on the expansion of selective schooling. Within this turmoil, increased funding and initiatives are available to schools to help bridge the gap for those students who desperately need it.

Attend this Westminster Briefing to hear a full update from the DfE, laying out their plans and priorities and how they will impact your setting. You will gain insight from sector leaders and award-winning case studies as to how best to respond to the changes and build the best provision for the benefit all of your pupils. 


Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Setting out a roadmap: Understanding the Governments ‘Social Mobility Action Plan’ 
  • Outlining why opportunity areas are important in improving social mobility and what the Government hopes to achieve from them
  • Closing the attainment gap: increasing achievement and ensuring progression
  • Strategies to increase the achievement of pupils from deprived backgrounds
  • Creating a whole school ethos of aspiration and attainment for all
  • Accountability: how do Ofsted inspectors assess your Pupil Premium spend?
  • Using staff most effectively: allocating staff to meet identified needs
  • Accurately measuring and reporting your spend and the impact this has
  • The role of Local Authorities in funding allocation and oversight
  • Case studies: tackling the attainment gap and disadvantage divide
  • Meeting the needs of the learner: the best teaching methods to target learning needs


The Event:

The morning session will focus on recent and forthcoming developments in Pupil Premium policy and practice, and how it is inspected.

The afternoon session will build on this, focusing on individual experiences and examples of best practice, learning from schools that effectively close the attainment gap and what more you can do in your setting.


Who Should Attend?

You will join a range of education stakeholders including, but not limited to: Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Pupil Premium Co-ordinators, School Business Managers, Governors, Local Authority Representatives and anyone involved or interested in closing the attainment gap.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: Rhys.Moffat@dodsgroup.com

Thursday 13th September 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each

Above prices exclude VAT

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