Closing the Gap in Buckinghamshire, 6th November 2020



Thank you for attending the Closing the Gap in Buckinghamshire conference on Friday 6th November.  The presentations, recordings and documentation are included in this message. Please note the recordings are run via Microsoft and you may be required to sign in to an account first.

Many thanks to all the presenters for providing such informative items and useful resources. It was a thought-provoking conference and generated some very interesting questions and discussions.

Further actions are planned to address this issue within Bucks and we will be in touch soon.  If you have any questions please contact the School Improvement Team at

Gareth sent a preliminary newsletter, prior to the conference, which is available here:


Introduction to the Conference by Gareth Drawmer, Head of Achievement and Learning

Introduction from Gareth Drawmer



Oliver Foxell
Operations Manager
Youth Offending Service

Disproportionality Presentation

Odd One Out

Carol-Anne McCollum
Executive Co-Headteacher
The Three Schools

Odd One Out Presentation


Achievement For All

Clare Pankhania
Highworth Combined School

Achievement For All Presentation
Highworth KS2 Results
Recommended Reading CP


Closing the Gap – Climbing the Stairs

Jo Pikulski
Paula O’Shea
Lead DSL and Pastoral Lead
Disraeli School

Closing the Gap – Climbing the Stairs Presentation


Pupil Premium and Disadvantaged 

Marc Rowland
Unity Schools Partnership and the Education Endowment Fund

Disadvantaged Presentation

Tara McVey
Deputy Headteacher
The Towers School in Kent



Please tell us what you think?

We do value your feedback, so if you haven’t completed an evaluation form the link is here:

Closing The Gap Conference Evaluation 06Nov20

Buckinghamshire School Improvement Team