Case studies, best practice and expert advice at SecEd's Second National Pupil Premium Conference


After its successful inaugural event earlier this year, the Second National Pupil Premium and Ofsted conference – Ensuring Successful Outcomes – is to take place in September.

Run by SecEd and our sister title Headteacher Update, the event offers a day of school-led case study workshops, best practice discussions, and access to key inspection and Pupil Premium experts.

The event, in central Birmingham, will include 16 workshops, both primary and secondary, with special focuses on middle leadership, CPD and assessment.

A key ethos of our Pupil Premium and Ofsted events is to offer practical strategies and ideas which can be taken and adapted in other schools’ settings.

As well as the range of workshops, the day will also feature two keynote addresses.

The first will be from a lead Ofsted inspector from within SSAT’s inspection team, who will be speaking to teachers and school leaders about what the inspectorate wants to see when it comes to the Pupil Premium.

There will also be an Ofsted workshop to allow delegates to ask our inspection experts specific questions relating to their own school settings.

The second keynote will be focused on using CPD to support, develop and deliver your Pupil Premium strategies and this will be delivered by David Weston, chief executive of the Teacher Development Trust and a regular SecEd author.

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 crucial to both Pupil Premium and Ofsted inspection.

They will be hosted by schools, education experts and other specialists and themes will include:

  • Ensuring robust Pupil Premium data.

  • The new SEN Code of Conduct.

  • Ensuring the best outcomes for vulnerable students.

  • Literacy and the Pupil Premium.

  • Meeting Ofsted’s Pupil Premium requirements.

  • Life after Levels (advice on assessment).

  • One-to-one strategies for English and maths.

  • Practical ideas to “close the gap”.

  • Advice from a National Leader of Education.

There is also to be a focus on using your middle leadership team to ensure Pupil Premium success. SecEd has teamed up with charity Teaching Leaders to offer four workshops showcasing the successful strategies schools can implement using their middle leadership teams.

The conference is being hosted by SecEd and Headteacher Update, our sister primary education magazine, on September 26, at Maple House in Central Birmingham.

How to book

Attendance at the conference costs £250 (plus VAT), with an early bird rate of £225 available until June 30. 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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