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Ellen Mulvihill Conferences Events Leading an Effective Pupil Premium Review


Improving the Performance of Disadvantaged Pupils

A must for every leader delivering Pupil Premium reviews


A pro-active and interactive day for all leaders involved in the delivery of Pupil Premium reviews, whether you’ve never been involved before or want to update your knowledge and skills. This practical one day training session will leave you empowered to deliver an effective Pupil Premium review that will impact on outcomes for children and young people. Delivered by Marc Rowland, Marc is an adviser for improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners for the Unity Schools Partnership. Marc also is currently working with the Education Endowment Foundation’s national Research School Network on the roll out of their national Pupil Premium training programme. He was formerly the Head of Rosendale Research School in Lambeth.


What you can expect from the day:


Session One: Maximising the impact of the Pupil Premium. What evidence and best practice tells us

Session Two: Pupil Premium Reviews: Planning, delivering, follow up and impact

Session Three: Reflecting on in-school case studies. What has worked well, pitfalls to avoid

Session Four: Next steps – applying learning and discussion from the day to future reviews


Delegates should finish the day being confident about how to evaluate the effectiveness of schools’ strategies to tackle educational disadvantage through Pupil Premium review. A range of resources will be used, including real-life examples from a range of contexts, and the work that has been developed with the EEF to help schools improve the self-evaluation of their Pupil Premium strategy.

Drawing on the experiences of colleagues in the room too will be equally important!

Refreshments will be available throughout the day and lunch will be provided


Date: Monday 1st July – further dates to be confirmed

Time: 9.30am to 3.00pm

Venue: George Abbot School, Woodruff Avenue, Guildford GU1 1XX 


Application Process

Please email to book a place on the event please click here: . The cost of the event is free.

What people are saying about Marc


'A very passionate speaker with a lot of knowledge and information to share'



'Marc Rowland was inspirational and gave lots of food for thought'



'I thought Marc's delivery and presentation were fantastic'





Marc has also been working with the Jersey government for four years on the introduction and implementation of a ‘Jersey Pupil Premium’. He is also the co-author of the Essex LA funded Pupil Premium self-evaluation toolkit. He has worked with North Yorkshire, Essex, Sheffield, Hampshire, Suffolk, Swindon, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, East Sussex and other LAs, numerous Multi Academy Trusts, Teaching School Alliances and groups of schools nationally on long term projects to support better outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. Most recently, he led a review of use and impact of Pupil Premium in the Oldham and Derby Opportunity Areas.

Marc has also worked with the Department for Education and over 400 individual schools to support them with their strategies to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. He has spoken to approximately 10,000 school leaders at conferences on Pupil Premium, from Northumberland to Cornwall. Over the past five years, Marc has worked with Rosendale Research School on two major school-based research projects on Lesson Study and Metacognition. The latter being a large scale RCT funded by the EEF.

The second edition of Marc’s award-winning book, ‘An Updated Practical Guide to the Pupil Premium’, was published in December 2015 (John Catt Educational). His latest book ‘Learning without Labels’ was also published by John Catt in March 2017. Marc has also contributed to a number of other publications, such as ‘Great Expectations’, edited by David Bartram OBE, and ‘Spotlight on Disadvantage’ from the National Governors Association.

Marc is an education adviser to the Driftwood Association, a charitable association funding small scale projects in Nepal and was also Director of Policy and Research for the National Education Trust from 2007 to 2017.

Marc Rowland


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