Closing the Gap

  • Respond to the EPI’s “Closing the Gap” report

  • A one-stop resource of research, evidence and case studies

  • Using minimal resources for maximum impact with the most at-risk children

John West-Burnham

John West-Burnham

Dates: 6th Mar 2018, 13th Mar 2018

Professor West-Burnham has devoted his life to research and day-to-day practice of headship, as an experienced leadership consultant, facilitator and writer. He has worked with school leaders in 26 countries and is best known for his work on leadership learning and development, and personal resilience and sustainability.

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The Education Policy Institute’s 2016 report shows that, by the end of KS4, disadvantaged pupils are two years behind their peers.

The latest policy updates and understanding ‘the gap’

Address the latest research, government and Ofsted policies

data from PISA, Ofsted and the Sutton Trust

The nature and causes of the gap

Closing the gap – the moral case

A step-by-step guide to closing the gap in your school

Unpick what successful schools are doing

Develop effective leadership and governance for changing cultures

Focus resources to efficiently support the most disadvantaged

Educate disadvantaged pupils:

  • classroom evidence

  • school strategies

Engage with families and the community

Move towards prevention, eliminating the gap

Immediate and medium-term strategies with long-term implications

  • Support systems for the most at-risk
  • Pupil Premium spending plans
  • A data-based toolkit of practical advice

Participants will leave the course with a draft strategy that is ready for negotiation and development in their school.

First delegate rate

£299 + VAT

Additional delegate rate

£279 + VAT

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