The Pupil Premium & Ofsted: Ensuring Successful Outcomes


SecEd's Pupil Premium and Ofsted – Ensuring Successful Outcomes Conference on March 14, 2014, in central Birmingham will bring together innovative schools, respected educationalists and inspection experts to offer practical insights, advice and guidance i

The Pupil Premium and Ofsted are two of the highest priorities for primary and secondary schools today. The Pupil Premium and Ofsted – Ensuring Successful Outcomes Conference on March 14 in central Birmingham brings together a wide range of innovative schools, respected educationalists, and key specialists to offer a wealth of practical ideas, approaches, guidance and advice.

The National Pupil Premium Champion, Dr John Dunford, is to deliver the keynote address at the event, offering the latest insights into the Pupil Premium policy and its application on the ground.

Also just confirmed is keynote speaker Justine McNeillie, an experienced Ofsted inspector who will be speaking to teachers and school leaders about what the inspectorate wants to see when it comes to the Pupil Premium.

Ms McNeillie, an additional lead Ofsted inspector and also the programme co-ordinator for Ofsted and self evaluation at the SSAT, will be delivering the afternoon keynote address at the event as well as hosting a workshop specifically aimed at discussing the circumstances and challenges facing delegates’ schools. 


Alongside the two keynote speakers, the conference will see 15 interactive and practical workshops aimed at exploring best practice in planning, delivering, monitoring and evaluating your Pupil Premium strategies, and focused on innovative and effective approaches. Delegates will also benefit from more general inspection advice from schools and other experts about achieving and maintaining Ofsted “outstanding”.

The wide choice of topical, interactive workshops, have been structured to provide insights for both primary and secondary professionals and across a range of areas and will ask key questions and foster debate. They will be hosted by schools, education experts and other specialists and themes will include:

  • How can you monitor the impact of your Pupil Premium strategies and keep Ofsted happy?

  • How can you use your teaching assistants to ensure Pupil Premium success?

  • How can secondary schools work with partner primaries effectively, including on transition?

  • Innovative Pupil Premium practice, including one school’s ‘Progress Centre’ concept and another’s dedicated Pupil Premium staff time.

  • What are the current trends in school inspection being seen by school leaders?

  • Ofsted Outstanding schools discussing how they have achieved and maintained this status.

  • The experts behind the Pupil Premium Toolkit on how schools can ensure cost-effective spending and successful outcomes.

  • The links between SEN and Pupil Premium - how can a focus on using Pupil Premium funding for SEN interventions help to achieve the outcomes your school desires?

  • How focusing on the emotional wellbeing of your students, including educational psychology support, can help to achieve Pupil Premium priorities.

The conference is being hosted by SecEd and Headteacher Update, our sister primary education magazine, on March 14 at Maple House in Central Birmingham.

Booking and further information

Attendance at the conference costs £250 (plus VAT). For more information or to reserve your place, contact 020 7501 6762 or email

Full details of the event, including a downloadable programme, can be found at


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