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Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar

Raising Pupil Attainment

With:

Sir Michael Wilshaw HMCI, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, Ofsted

and

Dame Sally Coates, London; Tim Dracup, Independent Gifted and Talented Consultant; Professor Becky Francis, King’s College London; Conor Ryan, The Sutton Trust and Denise Yates, Potential Plus UK

Chaired by:

Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP, former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Education and Employment and Rt Hon David Lammy MP, former Minister of State for Higher Education and Intellectual Property, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

This event is CPD certified

Morning, Thursday, 7th November 2013

Central London

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This seminar will be a timely opportunity to assess initiatives from Government intended to raise the attainment of pupils of all abilities, and follows a series of Ofsted reports focusing on these issues.

Delegates will consider the impact of measures such as the Pupil Premium and the catch-up premium for numeracy and literacy, and other support for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Discussion will be informed by Ofsted’s decennial Review of Urban Education, due to be published later this year, and the related challenges for educational achievement in rural, northern and coastal areas.

Further sessions will focus on how well schools cater for highly-able pupils, including discussion of Ofsted’s recent survey of such provision in state schools, as well as how the perceived problem of ‘coasting’ schools can be tackled.

 

Topics for discussion include:

* Schools’ use of the Pupil Premium, and the implications for its increase to £900 per eligible pupil from September 2013;

* The potential role of ‘National Service Teachers’ in supporting pupils in disadvantaged areas;

* Support for highly-able pupils, including how they can best be identified and encouraged to reach their potential;

* The introduction and initial impact of ‘summer schools’ in easing the transition from primary to secondary school; and

* Initiatives to incentivise ‘coasting’ schools to improve their performance.

 

Speakers

We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar a keynote address from: Sir Michael Wilshaw HMCI, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, Ofsted.

Further confirmed speakers include: Dame Sally Coates, Principal, Burlington Danes Academy, London; Tim Dracup, Independent Gifted and Talented Consultant; Professor Becky Francis, Professor of Education and Social Justice, King’s College London; Conor Ryan, Director of Research and Communications, The Sutton Trust and Denise Yates, Chief Executive, Potential Plus UK.

Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP, former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Education and Employment and Rt Hon David Lammy MP, former Minister of State for Higher Education and Intellectual Property, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have kindly agreed to chair this seminar. Additional senior participants are being approached.

Networking

Westminster Education Forum seminars present an opportunity to engage with key policymakers and other interested parties, and are CPD certified (more details). Typically, attendees at our seminars are a senior and informed group numbering around 120, including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior officials from the DfE and other relevant Departments, as well as school and college leaders, representatives of local authorities, social mobility charities, teaching unions, education consultancies, academics, and members of the national and trade press.

Output and About Us

A key output of the seminar will be a transcript of the proceedings, sent out within a week of the event to all attendees and a wider group of Ministers and officials at DfE and other government departments; officials at Ofsted, Ofqual and other agencies affected by the issues; and Parliamentarians with a special interest in these areas. It will also be made available more widely. This document will include transcripts of all speeches and questions and answers sessions from the day, along with access to PowerPoint presentations, speakers’ biographies, an attendee list, an agenda and sponsor information. It is made available subject to strict restrictions on public use, similar to those for Select Committee Uncorrected Evidence, and is intended to provide timely information for interested parties who are unable to attend on the day.

All delegates will receive complimentary PDF copies and are invited to contribute to the content.

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To book places, please use our online booking form.

Once submitted, this will be taken as a confirmed booking and will be subject to our terms and conditions below.

Please pay in advance by credit card on 01344 864796. If advance credit card payment is not possible, please let me know and we may be able to make other arrangements.

Options and charges are as follows:

Places at Raising pupil attainment (including refreshments and PDF copy of the transcripts) are £190 plus VAT;

Concessionary rate places for small charities, unfunded individuals and those in similar circumstances are £80 plus VAT. Please be sure to apply for this at the time of booking.

For those who cannot attend:

Copies of the briefing document, including full transcripts of all speeches and the questions and comments sessions and further articles from interested parties, will be available approximately 7 days after the event for £95 plus VAT;

Concessionary rate: £50 plus VAT.

If you find the charge for places a barrier to attending, please let me know as concessionary and complimentary places are made available in certain circumstances (but do be advised that this typically applies to individual service users or carers, full-time students, people between jobs or who are fully retired with no paid work, and representatives of small charities – not businesses, individuals funded by an organisation, or larger charities/not-for-profit companies). Please note terms and conditions below (including cancellation charges).

I do hope that you will be able to join us for what promises to be a most useful morning, and look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Yours sincerely 

Jonny

Jonny Roberts

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Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar: Raising pupil attainment

Timing: Morning, Thursday, 7th November 2013

Venue: Central London

 

Draft agenda subject to change

 

8.30 – 9.00

Registration and coffee

 

 

9.00 – 9.05

Chairman’s opening remarks

Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP, former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Education and Employment

 

 

9.05 – 9.35

Raising pupil attainment

Sir Michael Wilshaw HMCI, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, Ofsted

Questions and comments from the floor

 

 

9.35 – 10.35

Realising potential: improving provision for high-ability pupils and tackling ‘coasting’ schools

What further steps can schools take to identify and stretch particularly talented pupils, including those who excel only in particular subjects? How should the success of schools’ provision for high-ability pupils be measured and made accountable? In what ways do schools currently track the progress of high-ability pupils, and how could this be improved? Should schools encourage able pupils to take certain exams early, and what challenges does this raise for timetabling and staffing? Will reforms to school accountability measures provide incentives for schools to drive for improvement across the ability range; will the new value added performance measure be implemented to support a focus on high-ability pupils? Will replacing Ofsted’s ‘satisfactory’ rating with ‘requires improvement’ tackle the problem of schools deemed to be ‘coasting’?

Denise Yates, Chief Executive, Potential Plus UK

Tim Dracup, Independent Gifted and Talented Consultant

Dame Sally Coates, Principal, BurlingtonDanesAcademy, London

Headteacher, primary school

Senior representative, local authority

Questions and comments from the floor

 

 

10.35 – 10.40

Chairman’s closing remarks

Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP, former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Education and Employment

 

 

10.40 – 11.10

Coffee

 

 

11.10 – 11.15

Chairman’s opening remarks

Rt Hon David Lammy MP, former Minister of State for Higher Education and Intellectual Property, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

 

 

11.15 – 11.25

Using the Pupil Premium effectively: a case study

Senior speaker to be confirmed

 

 

11.25 – 12.25

Supporting low-achieving pupils and those from disadvantaged backgrounds

How can schools and Government best support pupils in areas of deprivation, including coastal and rural areas and former industrial centres?  What role could Regional Challenges, on the model of the London Challenge, play in this? How can Government encourage highly-qualified teachers to remain in deprived areas; should ‘National Service Teachers’ be employed by central government to teach in schools in parts of the country that are failing their disadvantaged pupils, as suggested by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector? Will changes to school accountability measures give schools greater incentives to support disadvantaged pupils? What has been the initial impact of Pupil Premium funding and the Year 7 catch-up premium, and is there a role for regional bodies to co-ordinate effective initiatives across schools? What roles can independent schools play in supporting disadvantaged children? How can schools increase parental engagement with their children’s education? Has the introduction of ‘summer schools’ succeeded in preparing pupils for the transition from primary to secondary school?

Conor Ryan, Director of Research and Communications, The Sutton Trust

Professor Becky Francis, Professor of Education and Social Justice, King’s College London

Headteacher

Senior representative, summer school

Senior representative, independent school

Questions and comments from the floor with senior speaker to be confirmed

 

 

12.25 – 12.55

Next steps for raising pupil attainment

Senior speaker to be confirmed

Questions and comments from the floor

 

 

12.55 – 13.00

Chairman’s and Westminster Education Forum closing remarks

Rt Hon David Lammy MP, former Minister of State for Higher Education and Intellectual Property, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Jonny Roberts, Senior Producer, Westminster Education Forum

 

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