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This programme builds from our 'Making a Difference' conference and is designed to support schools with the:

  • Resubmission of their PP strategy in December 2022
  • Implementation and review

The programme content and dates are yet to be confirmed

The Pupil Premium Strategy: From Rhetoric to Reality

Addressing the knowing - doing gap in a post pandemic context, this training programme will take delegates through the implementation of evidence-based strategies to make the difference for disadvantaged students.

We will have 3 face-to-face training days and inter session webinars to highlight exemplification, explore the double disadvantage of PP and SEND, and deep dive into Tier 1 and Tier 2 strategies.

Programme deliverers (TBC) John Rodgers (Co-Director Cornwall Associate Research school CARS), Andy Brumby (Co-Director CARS), Hannah Crewdson (Evidence Leader in Education, ELE), Sonya Herbert (ELE), Helen Thorneycroft (ELE), Marc Rowland (tbc), Jon Eaton (Director Kingsbridge Research School)

Rationale: This three day, face-to-face PD programme is designed to enable schools to explore practical, evidence-informed approaches for breaking the link between family income and educational attainment, and in doing so raising the attainment of children most at risk of underachieving.  

Engaging with the best available evidence on high quality teaching, whole school approaches and targeted academic support, this programme provides support for school leaders to implement a Pupil Premium strategy so that all pupils can flourish. 


The programme aims to 

  • Explore the evidence (E) which supports the tiered approach and how this impacts your schools’ Pupil Premium Strategy.   
  • Identify the right priorities for your school and develop plans to implement (I) evidence-informed processes, practices and programmes. 
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of your Pupil Premium Strategy (S) and how to refine it to best effect.  

Structure: This PD programme comprises three face to face training days and intersession tasks. Each day will broadly follow each of the three themes for this programme: 

  • Day 1: Evidence  
    • The role of evidence in meeting the needs of those most at risk of underachieving 
  • Day 2: Strategy  
    • Analysing existing issues and strategies 
    • The tiered approach 
    • Identifying solutions 
  • Day 3: Implementation
    • Preparing through implementation planning 
    • Writing an implementation plan 
    • Understanding effective delivery, monitoring and evaluation 
    • Follow-on support 

Once the full details for the programme are confirmed you will find the costs booking link here.