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TKAT leaders showcase TKAT ACE at national Pupil Premium Conference

Posted on: 24th Mar 2023

Three TKAT leaders represented the Trust at the recent 'Pupil Premium and Ofsted: Ensuring Successful Outcomes’ Conference this week hosted by the SecEd and Headteacher News publications. The conference, held in Birmingham, was very well attended from educationalists from across the country.

Kate Couldwell, Headteacher at TKAT’s Front Lawn Academy, and Sarah Read Deputy Headteacher and ACE Regional Lead at Front Lawn Academy, discussed the Pupil Premium approaches that are proving effective, focusing in particular on five specific strategies.

They explored their school's overall Pupil Premium principles – what they do and how – and focussed in particular on strategies including getting students in and fuelled for the day, 'poverty-proofing' the school, boosting school engagement and motivation, the school's ACE pastoral tutoring programme and how this is tailored to each individual pupil, and finding free resources to help their work.

The workshop considered how each strategy works in practice, barriers to overcome, and what the impact has been so far.

In the second workshop, Ben Eason, Deputy Headteacher, DSL and ACE Lead at TKAT’s Rainham School for Girls, discussed ‘Five Strategies for Bringing Pupil Premium Alive in Secondary’

Ben talked about getting students in and fuelled for the day; making pre-loved uniform work; boosting school engagement and motivation; upskilling and investing; and quality one-to-one time.

He explained how each strategy works, the barriers to overcome, and what has had the biggest impact at Rainham School for Girls.

Feedback from conference delegates was very positive, well done to all involved!

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