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Making the Difference for Disadvantaged Pupils

This event will take place between 1:30pm and 4:30pm on 29/04/2021

Programme Dates: 29th April, 17th June & 6th July 2021.

The gap may have widened, but the link between family income and educational attainment can be broken.
This programme brings together schools from across the region to explore practical, evidence-informed approaches for closing the poverty-related attainment gap. Engaging with the best available evidence on high quality teaching, targeted academic support and school-wide approaches, school leaders will develop and implement a Pupil Premium strategy fit for their setting so that all pupils can flourish.

Every school, their staff and their pupils, have been impacted in some way by Covid-19. And whilst schools have managed the crisis with characteristic care, determination and resilience, the disruption to learning will mean that many pupils will have fallen behind. Participants will explore appropriate responses to specific COVID-related issues as part of the wider strategy for their school. These include:

  • Teaching and whole-school strategies e.g. supporting great teaching, pupil assessment and feedback etc
  • Targeted approaches e.g. One to one and small group tuition, intervention programmes etc
  • Wider strategies e.g. Social, Emotional Learning, behaviour, parental engagement, pupil attendance etc

Participants will make and act on evidence-informed decisions to close the attainment gap for children most at risk of underachieving:

  • Use a tiered approach for developing a whole-school Pupil Premium Strategy that meets the needs of all learners
  • Accurately identify key priorities within teaching & learning, targeted support and whole school strategies to tackle educational disadvantage in your context
  • Apply the principles of effective implementation to embed and sustain the processes, practices and programmes in your strategy
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of your strategy to adapt / sustain approaches according to pupil needs

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