Spotlight On Disadvantage and Networking
Sam Henson- Director of Policy and Information- National Governance Association, NGA
FREE to all Governors and senior Staff
Wednesday 25th March Booker Park Community School Aylesbury 6 – 9.30 pm
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Following on from our successful Autumn Term event, BASG are delighted to invite BASG members – all Buckinghamshire Governors – and one member of their staff from Buckinghamshire schools to join us for FREE at our Spring Term event.
– ensuring that we continue with our theme of focusing on local and national issues – our focus will be a Spotlight on Disadvantaged.
We are fortunate that Sam Henson who is the NGA’s Director of Policy and Information will be talking to us about the NGA’s work on the Spotlight on Disadvantaged.
Since the introduction of the pupil premium in April 2011, little has been done to recognise the role of the governing board in spending the funding and more needs to be done to understand the impact of governance on supporting disadvantaged pupils. The NGA’s Spotlight on Disadvantaged campaign is informed by a new research report undertaken to explore the Governing Boards role in spending, monitoring and evaluating the pupil premium
Key findings of the work of the NGA are;
• Characteristics of the most effective pupil premium strategies (i.e. those that most strongly correlate with good outcomes for pupils) include: accounting for how every pound of the pupil premium budget is spent; having clear monitoring and success criterion for each initiative; and clarifying which group of pupils will receive funding.
• Analysis uncovered a ‘disconnect’ between the pastoral barriers to educational achievement facing pupils eligible for the pupil premium and the teaching and learning initiatives which schools are funding through the pupil premium.
• Governing boards view internal data and the opinions of senior members of staff more favourably than external data, academic research and the EEF toolkit when considering how to spend the pupil premium.
Timings – 18.00 – 21.30
6pm for arrival and networking
Refreshments will be provided
6.45pm to 7pm BASG update
7pm – Sam Henson NGA Director of Policy and Information – Spotlight on Disadvantaged
Booker Park Community School, Stoke Leys, Close, Aylesbury HP21 9ET
SAT Nav postcode HP21 9EF