Closing The Gap: Raising Attainment For Disadvantaged Pupils

Accelerate the learning of disadvantaged pupils... This dynamic course inspires teachers and leaders with proven strategies to enable our disadvantaged children to reach their potential.

  • Understand the challenges
  • Become a pupil premium champion
  • Support vulnerable pupils
  • Close the gap
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1 day

About this course

This one-day CPD course will provide you with a range of strategies to implement at your school that can help vulnerable or disadvantaged children to reach their potential.

"Closing The Gap: Raising Attainment for Disadvantaged Pupils" provides a detailed overview of the breadth of challenges faced by disadvantaged pupils in today's world. We also explore how to move beyond monitoring and intervention approaches to deliver outstanding, proactive provision that can raise children's aspirations and attainment.

Based on research drawn from national and international projects, as well as our own projects (which have shown outstanding progress), this course will leave you feeling inspired and empowered to implement strategies to support your most vulnerable pupils.

The training will:

  • Give you a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by different groups of disadvantaged pupils, enabling you to plan strategically, based on your current trends and data.
  • Explore the importance of developing a culture of oracy, vocabulary and language across all year groups, including a framework to support staff.
  • Focus on the leadership aspects key to raising attainment for disadvantaged pupils, moving from monitoring and intervention to outstanding proactive provision.
  • Provide you with all the tools needed to become a ‘Pupil Premium Champion’ within your school, from raising aspirations within the community to using language patterns and structures to support pupils in finding their voices.
  • Consider how our Path to Success can be applied, enabling pupils to master the primary curriculum and be ready for the next stages of their education.


  • Teachers of EYFS, Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Subject/Phase leaders
  • Senior Leadership Team

What teachers said about this course

"It has been a real inspiration. I feel empowered to make some positive changes in developing our Pupil Premium children further. Also, amazing vocabulary ideas to use and apply across the whole school - win, win!"
Jacqui Johnson, Assistant Head, Eureka Primary School

"Very informative, I feel not only ready for Ofsted but ready to grow children's mindsets by helping them learn about learning."
Leanne Hale, HLTA, Mere Green Primary School

"A day well spent. I feel empowered to move things forward."
Judith McCarthy, Deputy Head, Eccleston Mere Primary School

Venue information

At TT Education we aim to provide you with the outstanding training experience you deserve, from the fantastic resources you receive to the beautiful venues we hold our training in. For this reason we choose only the best venues, with lunch and refreshments included.

Please note that the exact venues used in each town or city are subject to change. We will send a Welcome Email approximately 7 days before the date of the course, confirming the venue. 

12 February 2020
Birmingham Marriott Hotel , 12 Hagley Road, BIRMINGHAM, B16 8SJ
    Course full
    25 February 2020
    The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
      12 March 2020
      Beamish Hall Hotel , Beamish, DURHAM/NEWCASTLE, DH9 0YB
        23 March 2020
        Holiday Inn Leicester, St Nicholas Circle, LEICESTER , LE1 5LX
          22 April 2020
          Sprowston Manor, Wroxham Road, NORWICH, NR7 8RP
            30 April 2020
            Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
              19 May 2020
              Aztec Hotel And Spa, Aztec West, BRISTOL, BS32 4TS
                21 May 2020
                Birmingham Marriott Hotel , 12 Hagley Road, BIRMINGHAM, B16 8SJ
                  25 June 2020
                  Beamish Hall Hotel , Beamish, DURHAM/NEWCASTLE, DH9 0YB
                    06 July 2020
                    Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT
                      07 July 2020
                      Jury's Inn, Station Street, NOTTINGHAM, NG2 3BJ

                        This course as an INSET Day

                        Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

                        Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

                        Like to run this INSET DAY in your school?

                        Send us an enquiry and we will get in touch to talk about your school's requirements.

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