Closing The Gap | CPD Course | TT Education

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
Explore course dates and locations
1 day

About this course

In August 2017, The Education Policy Institute stated that it will be 50 years before we have an equitable school system. It is through the work that you do in your classrooms that you will create this equity and our innovative, research-based, yet practical ideas that will help you do it.

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

"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. 

26 September 2018
De Vere West One, 9-10 Portland Place, LONDON, W1B 1PR
    08 October 2018
    Beamish Hall Hotel , Beamish, DURHAM/NEWCASTLE, DH9 0YB
      11 October 2018
      Birmingham Marriott Hotel , 12 Hagley Road, BIRMINGHAM, B16 8SJ
        11 October 2018
        Salomon's Estate, Broomhill Road, ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS, TN3 0TG
          08 November 2018
          Jury's Inn, Station Street, NOTTINGHAM, NG2 3BJ
            07 December 2018
            TT Education (Training Suite), The Yellow House, A1, Knowledge Gateway, COLCHESTER, CO4 3ZL
              13 December 2018
              Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT
                22 January 2019
                De Vere West One, 9-10 Portland Place, LONDON, W1B 1PR
                  13 February 2019
                  The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
                    14 March 2019
                    Beamish Hall Hotel , Beamish, DURHAM/NEWCASTLE, DH9 0YB
                      02 April 2019
                      Marriott Hotel Leicester, Smith Way, LEICESTER, LE19 1SW
                        01 May 2019
                        De Vere West One, 9-10 Portland Place, LONDON, W1B 1PR
                          22 May 2019
                          Birmingham Marriott Hotel , 12 Hagley Road, BIRMINGHAM, B16 8SJ
                            04 June 2019
                            Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, Water Street, MANCHESTER, M3 4JQ
                              14 June 2019
                              Hilton At The Ageas Bowl - Southampton, Botley Rd, SOUTHAMPTON, SO30 3XH
                                MILTON KEYNES
                                12 July 2019
                                Mercure Milton Keynes, The Approach, MILTON KEYNES , MK8 8LY
                                  16 July 2019
                                  Aztec Hotel And Spa, Aztec West, BRISTOL, BS32 4TS

                                    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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