Overcoming disadvantage for struggling learners 2013 - Programme

Wednesday 1 May 2013
Overcoming disadvantage for struggling learners:

effective use of targeted pupil funding to enhance learning

1st May, Birmingham
8:30 - 9:10 Registration and Refreshments
09:10 - 9:20 Introduction and Welcome

Julie Lawes, Catch Up Director

Dr Graham Sigley, Catch Up Deputy Director
09:20 – 09:50

Keynote 1
Improving educational opportunities for young people from non-privileged backgrounds

and increasing social mobility
  (update from April 2012)

Dr Kevan Collins, Chief Executive, Education Endowment Foundation
09:50– 10:20

Keynote 2
The ‘Toolkit of Strategies’ to improve learning (update from April 2012)

Professor Steve Higgins, Durham University
10:20 – 10:50

Keynote 3
Pupil Premium – an Ofsted perspective

Trevor Hawes, Optimal Learning
10.50 – 11:00 Questions
11:00 – 11:30 Morning refreshments
11:30 - 12:00

Keynote 4
Overcoming disadvantage

Stephen Twigg MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education
12:00 – 12.50 – Streamed sessions 1
1A – Teacher Effectiveness

Enhancement Programme (TEEP):

Developing understanding of effective teaching and learning behaviours, and improving classroom practice

Anne-Marie Duguid, SSAT (The Schools Network) and Sharon Simpson, Baverstock School
1B – Intervention:

What works for pupils with literacy difficulties?

(update from April 2012)

Greg Brooks, Emeritus Professor of Education, Sheffield University
1C – Parental involvement:

‘Mind the Gap’: giving parents the skills they need to support their

child’s learning effectively

Juliette Collier, Campaign for Learning
1D – One-to-one tutoring:

Catch Up Numeracy Research Project

Clare Manghan and Alison Haines, Catch Up Approved Trainers and

12.50 – 13.45 Lunch
13.45 – 14:15

Keynote 5
Teaching Assistants can and do make a difference. What does the latest research

tell us?

Dee Reid, Catch Up Co-creator and Consultant                                                              
14:15 – 15:05 – Streamed sessions 2
2A – Challenge the Gap:

Linking schools to work together to raise the performance of

disadvantaged pupils through better teaching, management and


Lee Preston, Hayes School and David Ashmore, Quest Academy.
2B – Intervention:

What works for pupils with numeracy difficulties?

from April 2012)

Dr Ann Dowker, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
2C – Teaching Thinking:

How to develop thinking children, thinking classrooms and thinking schools

This session is repeated at 15:25

Professor Robert Fisher,

Brunel University
2D – One-to-one tutoring:

Catch Up Literacy Transition Research Project

Dee Reid, Catch Up Co-creator and

15:05 – 15:25 Afternoon refreshments                                                                                                   
15:25 – 16:15 – Streamed sessions 3
3A – Effective feedback:

Supporting a group of schools, bringing teachers together to

understand and apply effective feedback in the classroom

Beverley Gardner, Anglican Schools Partnership
3B – One-to-one tutoring:

TextNow® is an innovative reader engagement programme that motivates young people to become more confident and able


Ella Bourne, TextNow Programme Manager, Unitas
3CTeaching Thinking:

How to develop thinking children, thinking classrooms and thinking schools

This is a repeat of the session held at 14:15

Professor Robert Fisher,

Brunel University
3D – Peer tutoring/

peer-assisted learning:

Case study of students in Years 10-12 supporting the literacy skills of students in Years 7 and 8, in Peckham

Carolyn Clarke,

Springboard for Children
16:15               Conference close