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Pupil Premium 2023/24 – Maximise the Impact

September 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Virtual course.  Please note that this course will NOT be recorded.

Member – £99
Non-Member – £149

Facilitator – Craig Batley

Disadvantaged pupils and their families have been the focus of a lot of additional media attention since COVID-19 began to affect the country.  This course looks at some of the recent changes to Pupil Premium guidance, the expectations for 2023/24, current guidance on tutoring and historic and current research on disadvantaged pupils.  It also reviews some of the practical support in place to assist schools in working with disadvantaged pupils and their families.

The course is designed to give participants a clear understanding of the purpose of the Pupil Premium grant and what they should consider in producing a strong strategy.  There will be a review of some of the challenges facing disadvantaged pupils.  There will be many practical suggestions about approaches and practice, focusing on supporting all pupils as effectively as possible, in order to maximise the positive difference to disadvantaged pupils and families.


This course will enable participants to do the following:

To understand the main purpose of the Pupil Premium grant;
To understand the evidence around the potential additional challenges for disadvantaged pupils;
To consider how the DfE guidance around Pupil Premium strategies changed in 2021/22 and again in 2022/23 and understand how this informs what should be happening in 2023/24;
To consider the National Tutoring Scheme, especially in relation to school led training and disadvantaged pupils;
To reflect on the guidance of trusted sources of educational research, such as the EEF, as to which approaches schools might take with disadvantaged pupils;
To make the links between schools’ future plans and strong overall practice which will benefit all pupils;
To think about the provision schools already have in place and best practice in working with all families, including disadvantaged, to support all children;
To consider some of the approaches that schools are using to successfully engage families to support their children’s development;
To be aware of some of the organisations that schools might liaise with who support some of the most vulnerable families nationwide.

What are people saying about this course?

“Very informative and clear.” – Alison, Head Teacher, 2023
“An informative insight into Pupil Premium!” – Delegate, 2023
“Hugely informative. Information well sequenced.” – Delegate, 2023
“Lots of food for thought and actions that can be put in place immediately.” – Charlotte, Head Teacher, 2023
“A very informative session full of thought provoking questions and ideas.  Will certainly help me to reflect on what we are currently doing in school with our PP funding and for PP.” – Nicholas, Head Teacher, 2023
“Really useful session. Helped clarify my thinking around our PP strategy this year and how we are realigning this to have better impacts.” – Suzanne, Head Teacher, 2023


School leaders – Head teachers, Deputy head teachers and SLT including SBLs and SENCos, Pupil Premium Governors. All settings.


Craig Batley

Craig has over 30 years’ experience in schools throughout the Yorkshire region.

His expertise is derived from 18 successful years in role as a senior leader, headteacher and local leader. He has worked in a variety of schools and has led a school from serious weaknesses to good. Craig has worked for a local authority and for 6 years as a freelance consultant across a range of settings.


September 19
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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