Making a Difference for Disadvantaged Pupils


‘Making a Difference for Disadvantaged Pupils’, is a new programme that we will be running in partnership with Billesley Research School.

This programme is designed to support school leaders to;

  • Engage with the best available research evidence on teaching, learning, and school implementation to help support colleagues with the development of their Pupil Premium Strategy document
  • Use a tiered approach to support pupils learning and progress
  • Identify key priorities within teaching and learning, targeted academic support and wider strategies
  • Apply the principles of effective implementation to embed and sustain the processes, practices and programmes in your strategy
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of your strategy

The programme is made up of nine modules with a blend of online learning, self-directed learning and face to face delivery.

The timetable for this programme is outlined below;

Module 1: Introduction and pre tasks (Online)Tuesday 8th March3pm to 5pm
Module 2: To understand the role of evidence in meeting the needs of
children most at risk of underachieving (Online)
Tuesday 22nd March3pm to 5pm
Module 3: To analyse existing issues and strategies
(Self Directed support from ELE)
Tuesday 29th March, onwards2 to 3 hours
Module 4: To explore the ‘tiered approach’ to support effective
spending of Pupil Premium to maximise benefits for pupils (Online)
Tuesday 3rd May3pm to 5pm
Module 5: To identify solutions within a tiered approach (Self Directed)Tuesday 10th May, onwards3pm to 5pm
Module 6: To prepare effectively through implementation planning (Online)Tuesday 24th May3pm to 5pm
Module 7: To write an effective implementation plan
(Self Directed support from ELE)
Tuesday 7th June, onwards
Module 8: To develop an understanding of effective delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the implementation (Online)Tuesday 21st June3pm to 5pm
Module 9: To access support for effective implementation
(Support work with ELE)
For more information on course content, please email

The cost of the programme is £395 per school (maximum 3 delegates).

To register interest in the programme, please click here.

If you would like any more information, please email