Topic outline

  • Tackling Educational Disadvantage (TED)

    Welcome to the new Tackling Educational Disadvantage (TED) Moodle support and resources. We are really excited to be launching the first phase of our guidance materials aimed at supporting schools in creating and implementing an effective pupil premium strategy and improving outcomes for all pupils vulnerable to underachievement.

    Please access the videos and resources for further information and get in touch with questions and ideas about how we can help.

    Victoria Flynn
    Tackling Educational Disadvantage Inspector/Adviser

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  • New resources:

    Video 7: Impact Evaluation

    Marc and I look at the impact evaluation

     impact Evaluation

    Video 6: Meaningful participation

    Marc and I look at whole school model around meaningful participation.


     Meaningful participation

    Video 5: Avoiding the traps

    TED - Avoiding the Traps video 

    Marc and I look at some pitfalls schools could face when implementing a disadvantage strategy.


     Avoiding the traps

    • Videos and Resources

      Video 1: Introduction
      Video 2: The Basics
      Video 3: Developing an Effective Pupil Premium Strategy with Marc Rowland
      Video 4: Service Pupil Premium with Susie Pietrzak

      A brief introduction outlining how the guidance materials will work.
      A video and linked resources outlining key messages and statutory requirements.
      We welcome Marc Rowland to share his expertise, focusing specifically on effectively implementing a pupil premium strategy.
      We welcome Susie Pietrzak to share her expertise, focusing specifically on Service Pupil Premium.


       An Introduction

       An Introduction 


       The Basics
       The Basics
       Useful links

       Pupil Premium Strategy with Marc Rowland


       Service Pupil Premium with Susie Pietrzak
       Service Pupil Premium with Susie Pietrzak
       Service Pupil Premium - useful links
      • Linked videos

        The following videos need to be contextualised and come with some trigger warnings.  

        Firstly, 'Don't call me Disadvantaged' provides a important message about the power of language and the impact of the term 'disadvantaged'.  Olivia Taylor describes some personal experiences from her childhood. This is not to suggest that these are the same experiences as others or that schools would respond in the way described.  The video provides some powerful messages on which to reflect.

        The second video, 'The Power of everyday heroes', reminds us of the small things teachers do everyday that make a difference to young people's lives and how educators can be heroes to many children and young people.  Please note that there are references to sexual abuse and traumatic events which some people may find upsetting. Please consider your own wellbeing and seek support if any of the content shared affects you in any way.

         Don't call me Disadvantaged

        A letter from the little girl who grew up. A speech by Olivia Taylor.

         The power of everyday heroes: Jaz Ampaw-Farr

        Jaz is passionate about the difference teachers make. Through celebration and provocation, she uses the transformative power of her own story to inspire the ordinary heroes of education - Teachers. Reading and writing were Jaz's tickets out of physical (and mindset) poverty. She became a primary teacher before setting up her own literacy consultancy then becoming an advisor, international speaker, coach and catalyst for change. Her book, Because Of You, reverse engineers her own success, pinpointing the crucial role teachers played. After cowriting and presenting the BBC spelling show, Hard Spell Abbey, Jaz also appeared as a candidate on The Apprentice.

        • Upcoming TED courses and events

          Primary Network: Developing a Robust Pupil Premium Strategy 2022 - 23

          Since the introduction of the new DFE Pupil Premium Strategy templates, schools have been seeking support to ensure strategies are robust. This network aims to support primary leaders in developing meaningful, research-informed strategies to tackle educational disadvantage and to securely embed these strategies into day-to-day practice.

          Sessions will provide the opportunity to:

          • Engage in the process of developing an effective strategy
          • Explore research evidence and guidance materials and what these mean in practice
          • Share strategies across schools, working together to explore strengths and next steps
          • Experience bespoke training in response to identified needs
          • Network with other school leaders to enable ideas, questions, and approaches to be shared across schools.

          Learning Outcomes

          • Access to local and national updates and the latest research evidence
          • Understanding of practical approaches being used by school leaders
          • Opportunities to collaborate and network

          Delegates should attend all sessions throughout the academic year.

          For booking information go to: Learning Zone Guidance. Use the keywords search or course name to search for this learning item in our catalogue.


          Keyword search: Summer Robust Premium

          Session 1: 12 June 2023 (13:00 - 16:00) - Fareham

          Session 2: 13 June 2023 2023 (09:00 - 12:00) - Winchester

          Session 3: 14 June 2023 (12:30 - 15:30) - Basingstoke

          Cost: Sub £85 / SLA £50 / Full £102

           Primary Network flyer - Tackling Educational Disadvantage Network 2022 - 23

          Secondary Tackling Educational Disadvantage Network 2022-23

          The primary aims of the subject network meetings are to:

          • Support effective subject leadership aligned to each school’s individual context.
          • Develop skills and expertise within school subject teams and thereby increase capacity.
          • Deepen understanding of subject specific pedagogy and knowledge that underpins good progress and attainment for ALL pupils.
          • Ensure a clear understanding of the national picture and its application in local and school contexts, to include consideration of COVID 19 as appropriate.
          • Facilitate school to school networking and develop strength across the system.

          Common agenda items for these meetings:

          • Sharing good practice and work.
          • Development of subject specific knowledge and an understanding of strong progression and sequencing.
          • Enhancing subject leadership.
          • Structuring key stage 4 to ensure pupils are well prepared for the next phase of their education.
          • Providing high quality key stage 3 provision that builds successfully on key stage 2.
          • Ensuring all learning, including the most vulnerable (SEN and PP) are able to make excellent progress.

          Project work and other CPD opportunities and networks will continue and will evolve in line with need.

          For booking information go to: Learning Zone GuidanceUse the keywords search or course name to search for this learning item in our catalogue.

          Available dates:

          Summer – 5 July 2023, 14:00 -17:00

          Keyword Search: Summer Disadvantage Network
          (Location To be confirmed)

          Cost: Sub £70 / SLA £35 / Full 84

           Secondary Network flyer - Tackling Educational Disadvantage Network 2022 - 23