Ofsted inspection experts to deliver Pupil Premium keynote


A double dose of Ofsted expertise is on offer to delegates at SecEd’s Second National Pupil Premium and Ofsted conference later this month.

After its successful inaugural event earlier this year, the conference – entitled Ensuring Successful Outcomes – is hosting yet more school-led case study workshops and best practice discussions.

Taking place on Friday, September 26, at Maple House in central Birmingham, the event offers access to a number of inspection and Pupil Premium experts. And the early bird booking discount of 10 per cent is still available until close of play tomorrow (Friday, September 5).

And for the keynote opening session, we can now confirm that two Ofsted experts will update delegates in a joint presentation before then running a tailored inspection workshop.

The experts – Justine McNeillie and John Taylor – are both school inspectors who work on behalf of Ofsted and they will speak about what the inspectorate wants to see from schools, both specifically on the Pupil Premium and more generally as well.

Ms McNeillie is an additional lead inspector and is a member of the SSAT’s team of inspection experts, while Mr Taylor has experience of leading primary school inspections, is particularly familiar with Pupil Premium outcomes at primary level, and is a chair of governors at a primary school.

Following this opening keynote, there will also be an Ofsted workshop to allow delegates to ask our inspection experts specific questions relating to their own school settings. 

Overall, the event will include 16 workshops, both primary and secondary, with special focuses on data, middle leadership, CPD and assessment.

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.

The wide choice of 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 (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. We have teamed up with charity Teaching Leaders to offer four workshops – two primary, two secondary – showcasing the successful strategies schools can implement using their middle leadership teams.

A key ethos of the event is to offer practical strategies and ideas which can be taken and adapted in your settings.

Further information

Attendance at the conference costs £250 (plus VAT). For more information or to reserve your place, contact 020 7501 6762 or email conferences@markallengroup.com. Full details, including a full programme, are at www.pupilpremiumconference.com



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