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Closing the Gap - Effective use of Pupil Premium Funding to Accelerate Progress in English

This half-day course will look at the range of barriers to progress in English and will signpost delegates towards strategies and resources that can be used to help overcome these barriers.

Half day course for

At least 2 people from each school who are responsible for the progress of students eligible for Pupil Premium funding.

Presented by

Victoria Flynn - General Inspector/Adviser for English

Learning objectives and outcomes: what participants will learn, including Intended impact on practice:

Delegates will become familiar with key research findings and available resources to support them in understanding how best to support pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding. The course aims to equip delegates to effectively plan, monitor and evaluate actions aimed at raising attainment in English for Disadvantaged pupils, using a research and evidence informed approach.

Course content and methodology:

  • considering evidence-based research about the what makes the biggest difference to Pupil Premium pupils and the effective use of Pupil Premium funding;

  • exploring what this means for English Leadership;

  • looking at materials and resources to support intervention planning.

Participants should bring:

  • English Development Plan

This course is designed for Primary and Secondary School staff who are responsible for planning and implementing a Disadvantaged Pupil strategy in English, particularly with pupil premium funding, to ensure that pupils catch up and keep up with new curriculum learning.

The course should be attended by at least 2 people from each school who are responsible for the progress of students eligible for Pupil Premium funding.  At least 1 person should have responsibility for progress in English.  For example, a primary Literacy Lead could attend with the Deputy Head, or a Secondary Head of English could attend with the member of SLT responsible for Disadvantaged Pupils.

Other Booking Information


standard rate

Provided by: Hampshire Teaching and Leadership College

Course code: ENGL1980

Standard rate: £96

Subscribers: £80

SLA: £40