The SecEd Podcast: Effective Pupil Premium practice in schools

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

This episode of The SecEd Podcast looks at effective Pupil Premium practice and offers practical discussion, advice and ideas for how schools might set about closing the attainment gap.

The discussion looks at the impact the Pupil Premium has had over the last 10 years on closing the attainment gap. The panel discuss the causes of academic disadvantage and explore some solutions for schools, including tackling the vocabulary gap, improving quality first teaching, and putting in place targeted interventions and support.

The podcast is hosted by SecEd editorial board member Matt Bromley and features Debi Bailey, CEO of Newcastle East mixed MAT, Charlotte Bowyer, Pupil Premium Coordinator and Assistant Headteacher at King Ecgbert School in Sheffield, and Marc Rowland, Deputy Director of the National Education Trust & author of A Practical Guide to the Pupil Premium.

You can listen to The SecEd Podcast below. To hear other SecEd podcasts, or to subscribe for free to new editions, search for 'The SecEd Podcast' in your podcast application of choice. Or visit

Listeners might also be interested in SecEd's recent free eight-page Best Practice Focus looking at Pupil Premium practice in schools, written by Matt Bromley. This can be downloaded here:

This podcast is published ahead of SecEd's 13th National Pupil Premium Conference, which takes place online on January 18 and 19. Full details here:

For details about The SecEd Podcast, or to suggest future topics, email editor Pete Henshaw at


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