Overcoming disadvantage for struggling learners: effective use of targeted pupil funding to enhance learning

Wednesday 2 Apr 2014
The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

Event summary – why is this conference relevant?

Across the UK, there are many thousands of disadvantaged children who struggle with learning in school. This conference, hosted by Catch Up and building on the last two years’ success, is an opportunity to find out about the latest key research that raises some difficult and often controversial questions about how the needs of these vulnerable children can be met. Researchers and experienced practitioners will explore a range of strategic approaches that will be most cost-effective in schools.


Keynote speeches – what can I expect?

Pupil Premium: Go away knowing how to support effective use of the Pupil Premium to really tackle disadvantage and raise attainment

Improving learning: Take away latest strategies from the ‘Toolkit of Strategies’ to improve learning

Research: Find out what works to improve educational opportunities for young people from non-privileged backgrounds and increase social mobility

Ofsted: Know what Ofsted are looking for and how to demonstrate impact of the Pupil Premium

Delegate reviews

Comments from previous delegates:

‘Very informative – plenty to reflect on and consider for school improvement’

‘Feel a lot more sure of how to approach SLT about allocation of funds’

‘Good variety of keynote speeches and presentations’

‘Opportunity to listen to research and have time to reflect’


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