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 Videos

    Interview with Kit Messenger
    Collaboration, dialogue and behaviours: Sharing of wider work

    Interview with Liphook Federation
    A strong moral purpose and belief.

  • TED guidance and videos

    We appreciate that summarising principles is far easier than embedding them into practice so resources to follow include self-evaluation questions and practical examples of how schools have embedded these principles into practice.

    TED Guidance Introduction
     TED Guidance Introductory video

     TED Guidance Intro (powerpoint)

     TED Guidance introduction
    Four Sections Overview
      TED 4 Sections Overview video
      TED - Four Core Sections Diagram 2023
      TED - Four Core Sections Links to EEF 2023
    Green Section:
    Whole School Culture and Engagement
      TED - Green Section Introductory Video
     TED - Green Section Intro (powerpoint)

      TED - Green Section guidance

    Yellow Section:
    Access, Equity, and Strong Foundations
      TED - Yellow Section Introductory Video

     TED - Yellow Section Intro (powerpoint)

      TED - Yellow Section guidance
    Red Section:

    Expectations, Pitch and Response

      TED - Red Section Introductory Video

      TED - Red Section Intro (powerpoint)

      TED - Red Section guidance

    tes TED - Phonics Resources

    Blue Section:
    Collaboration, Dialogue and Response
      TED - Blue Section Introductory Video

      TED - Blue Section Intro (powerpoint)

      TED - Blue Section guidance

    • Videos and Resources

      Video 1: Introduction
      A brief introduction outlining how the guidance materials will work.

       An Introduction
       An Introduction 
      Video 2: The Basics
      A video and linked resources outlining key messages and statutory requirements.
       The Basics
       The Basics
       Useful links
      Video 3: Developing an Effective Pupil Premium Strategy with Marc Rowland
      We welcome Marc Rowland to share his expertise, focusing specifically on effectively implementing a pupil premium strategy.  

       Pupil Premium Strategy with Marc Rowland
      Video 4: Service Pupil Premium with Susie Pietrzak
      We welcome Susie Pietrzak to share her expertise, focusing specifically on Service Pupil Premium.
       Service Pupil Premium with Susie Pietrzak
       Service Pupil Premium with Susie Pietrzak
       Service Pupil Premium - useful links
      Video 5: Avoiding the traps
      Marc and I look at some pitfalls schools could face when implementing a disadvantage strategy.

       Avoiding the traps
      Video 6: Meaningful participation
      Marc and I look at whole school model around meaningful participation.

       Meaningful participation
      Video 7: Impact Evaluation
      Marc and I look at the impact evaluation.

       Impact Evaluation
      Video 8: The Governors' role
      A conversation with Sarah Hicks from Governor Services about the governors' role in evaluating and monitoring pupil premium spending.

       The Governors' role
      Video 9: Early Years Pupil Premium and Transition
      Emma Steele and Lauren Thornton looking at it from perspective of Early Years Pupil Premium.

       Early Years Pupil Premium and Transition

      • 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: Primary Tackling Educational Disadvantage Network - Autumn 23-24 

          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 offer the chance to share best practice and impact, with leaders learning from wider schools’ successes to address identified areas of need. As the network groups become established, sessions will be adapted, focusing on bespoke areas identified by the group.

          Sessions will provide the opportunity to:

          • Access national and local updates.
          • Engage in discussion about strategy and implementation.
          • 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.

          Delegates should attend one session in the autumn and one in the spring.

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

          Available dates:


          16 October 2023 (13:00 - 16:00) - Winchester

          17 October 2023 (09:00 - 12:00) - Fareham

          18 October 2023 (09:00 - 12:00) - Basingstoke

          Keyword Search: Autumn Primary Disadvantage

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

          Autumn 23-24 Primary Tackling Educational Disadvantage Network

          • Secondary Network: Secondary Tackling Educational Disadvantage Network - Autumn 23-24

            The primary aims of the subject network meetings are to:

            • Ensure a clear understanding of the national picture and its application in local and school contexts.
            • Support effective subject leadership as appropriate to each school’s individual context.
            • Develop skills, expertise and capacity within school subject leaders and their teams through quality strategic CPD and the sharing of good practice.
            • Deepen understanding of subject specific pedagogy and knowledge that underpins good progress and attainment for ALL pupils.
            • Facilitate school to school networking and develop strength across the system.

            Common agenda items for these meetings:

            • 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 pupils, including the most vulnerable (SEN and PP) are able to make excellent progress.
            • Sharing good practice and work.

            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:

            Date/Time Keyword search
            18 October 2023 (13:30 -16:30) 
             Secondary autumn tackling            
            20 February 2024 (13:30 -16:30) 
             Secondary spring tackling
            2 July 2024 (13:30 -16:30)
             Secondary summer tackling

            (Location To be confirmed)

            Cost: Sub £75 / SLA £40 / Full £90

             Secondary Network flyer - Tackling Educational Disadvantage Network 2023 - 24