The focus for this year’s Pupil Premium Conference led by Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority is supporting disadvantaged pupils as they transition from primary to secondary school – looking at the journey from Year 5 to Year 8. This time of transition can be hard for the children, staff and parents. We need to think about how we support our pupils and their families during this time.
This conference is aimed at Head Teachers and Pupil Premium Leads in Primary and Secondary Schools. It will look at ways to work collaboratively to improve outcomes for our disadvantaged cohort and develop practice and understanding for professionals.
The Key speaker is Marc Rowland.
Marc is a recognised national expert on the Pupil Premium. He has visited more than 150 schools and has spoken with over 1000 school leaders, sharing examples of innovation and excellence in their use of the additional funding. Marc has written several books on this topic and is currently working with the DfE on developing the new 3 year Pupil Premium template.
To help you, we are providing you with a unique opportunity to work with partner schools to produce your school’s pupil premium strategy, with Marc supporting you, so you can leave the conference with your strategy written and checked by the expert.
After the morning Key Speaker there will be opportunities for you to learn more in our Workshops. There will be a choice of workshops for you, each one providing you with more information on strategies, best practice, recent research and practical ideas to take away and use in your setting. All workshops are aimed at both primary and secondary schools.
This conference will enable you to leave with a working pupil premium strategy that looks carefully at the best ways of supporting your children in your school. You will gain greater insight into the importance of using research to understand the best ways of using your pupil premium budget.
By working with colleagues from your Primary and Secondary schools you will be able to develop the best transition strategies for your settings, understand how your colleagues from the other schools work, share ideas and become a close network of support for each other.
Literacy Counts, Gareth Davies
Teaching, Transition and Writing: High aspiration for disadvantaged
In this interactive workshop we will examine best practice in the teaching of writing and how this supports all learners. We will also share strategies in which to cultivate consistent approaches between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3, which then supports schools transition strategies.
This workshop will also:
Fagus Educational Framework, Tracy Davies
This workshop will inform you of why Fagus was created as well as:
Aspirer Research School, Jo Ashcroft
This workshop will inform you of recent research and strategies for working with disadvantaged pupils, with a focus on social and emotional learning and SEND
Education Endowment Foundation, Megan Dixon
This workshop will inform you of Pupil Premium guidance, Ofsted policy messages in relation to being involved in research that contributes to the national understanding of what is most effective for children in disadvantage
Cost: £40 + VAT per person (Wirral and Cheshire East Schools). Free to Cheshire West and Cheshire Schools.