Making a move from a maintained school to a MAT


Neil Clephan OBE, school improvement director for the Red Kite Teaching School Alliance and Trust

In this practical, interactive workshop Neil will illustrate how published pupil premium plans can and do make the greatest impact. Be prepared to share and learn from colleagues about how to ensure that, not only is your PP funding used effectively to ‘diminish the difference’ in outcomes for your disadvantaged pupils, but also that your evidence of benefit is clear, focused and Ofsted-ready. This session is all about making the most of your PP funding.

Take home points:
  • pupil premium plans and audit trails to demonstrate the effective use of PP funding;
  • useful links to information, resources and tools to support evidence-based PP strategies;
  • creating an open forum to discuss how to use funding to really assist disadvantaged children;
  • ensuring that your ‘evidence of benefit’ is clear and how to work with your leadership team to ensure your school is Ofsted-ready.


  • Delegate feedback: ‘Really valuable. It was good to be able to speak with others to see how pupil premium works in their school. Useful resources.’

    This session is for:
    SBMs who want to support their schools/MATs in demonstrating the impact of PP spending on diminishing the difference in outcomes between students from disadvantaged backgrounds through the planned, audited and effective application of PP.

    Biography
    Neil is a former National Leader of Education and has been recognised with an OBE for services to education. Until recently Neil was head of Roundhay School – a four to 18 comprehensive of 2300 pupils – in Leeds, a position held over 20 years. He was one of the first national leaders of education to be appointed. He has also been involved in school-to-school support in the North of England for many years. He leads on school based Pupil Premium Reviews. Neil’s expertise has recently seen him appointed as school improvement director for the Red Kite Teaching School Alliance and Trust.