34% of Ofsted school reports in 2019 did not mention most able provision for pupils, according to Potential Plus UK. Since then, schools have faced other challenges including delivering remote learning during Covid-19 and working to catch pupils up on missed learning. As a result, this has caused further strain on the support available for most able pupils. According to Ofsted, providing support for most able pupils is vital to ensure their academic abilities are consistently stretched and continue to thrive at school. This is especially the case for disadvantaged pupils to make sure they receive the same learning opportunities as their peers. As schools continue to deliver catch-up support for pupils, innovative approaches are required to strengthen support for most able pupils and enable them to reach their full potential.

  • In a 2020 review, more than 44% of Ofsted reports highlighted the need for schools to improve their provision for most able pupils
  • Between 2018 and 2019, there was a 4% decrease in the number of schools with adequate provision for most able pupils
  • In October 2021, the UK Government announced an additional £1.8 billion of funding to support catch-up and tutoring classes in England

(Potential Plus UK, 2021)

Join us at The Most Able Pupils Conference 2022: Supporting and Fulfilling Potential to hear the latest updates from experts in enabling pupils to achieve their full capability and thrive at school. Engage with best practice case studies from across the education sector, with topics including identifying and engaging with most able pupils, adapting most able provision for neurodivergent students, and providing higher education opportunities for most able pupils. You will also be able to network with senior colleagues from across the education sector to discuss approaches to developing most able provision to suit pupils’ individual needs, as well as share ideas for moving forward.

Why Attend:

High-level keynotes on the latest policy including whole-school approaches and incorporating support into teacher workloads
Listen and learn from best practice case studies on enabling most able pupils to achieve their full potential
Networking opportunities with speakers and senior colleagues from across the education sector
8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota

This is a live event taking place online:
Access a full live event with 8 hours of CPD points from home
Network and connect with colleagues in breakout networking sessions and the meeting hub
Interact with speakers through live Q&A and networking
Review event materials and presentations post-event
Receive additional resources to boost your learning and support you in your role

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Welcome Address

    Dr Andres Sandoval Hernandez, Senior Lecturer, University of Bath (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Implementing Whole-School Approaches to Enable Most Able Pupils to Achieve their Full Potential

    • Tips for developing school-specific policies to ensure progress for most able pupils in all areas of school life
    • Guidance on tackling unconscious bias when determining pupils who are eligible for most able provision
    • Making the most of pupil premium funding to ensure most able provision is available to disadvantaged pupils
    • Using available resources to deliver extra-curricular activities to increase pupil attainment
    • Recruiting and designating most able leads to ensure pupils have access to experienced teachers to strengthen their academic abilities

    Rebecca Montacute, Research and Policy Manager, The Sutton Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Incorporating Most Able Pupil Support into Existing Teacher Workloads

    • Working with all school staff to deliver most able provision and avoid increased workloads for teachers
    • Developing feedback and marking policies to encourage most able pupils to self-evaluate their work and address areas for improvement
    • Embedding support for most able pupils into all lessons through specialised coordinators working in partnership with teachers
    • Methods for making sure most-able pupils remain challenged in lessons

    Rob Lightfoot, CEO, National Association for Able Children in Education (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Successful Strategies for Identifying and Engaging with Most Able Pupils

    • Identifying most-able pupils: addressing supporting expectations, transitions, affirmation and opportunities
    • Methods for encouraging most-able pupils to be more autonomous in their learning
    • Selecting appropriate classroom tasks to engage the most able pupils
    • Designing high-quality homework activities to challenge the most able pupils

    Dr Robin Bevan, Headteacher, Southend Highschool for Boys (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • On-Demand Case Study: Pedagogical Strategies to Further Develop and Support High Achieving Pupils

    Nickie Watson, MAGT Coordinator, Cheam High School (CONFIRMED)

  • Breakout Networking Session: Working Together to Develop Most Able Support that Meets Pupils’ Individual Needs

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in designing support programmes for most able pupils, allowing you to share experiences and encourage innovation in most able provision.

  • Lunch Break

  • On-Demand Case Study: Providing Opportunities for Most Able Pupils through an Inclusive Curriculum

    Rachel Sénèque, Associate Headteacher and Inclusion Lead for MAT, Bengeworth CE Academy (CONFIRMED)

    Greg Satterley, Curriculum Lead, Bengeworth CE Academy (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Expanding Access to Higher Education to Boost Prospects for Most Able Pupils

    • Designing programmes to raise awareness of higher education opportunities: tips and resources
    • Engaging most able pupils with no prior family experience of higher education with universities through targeted open day visits
    • Widening participation schemes: building partnerships with universities to provide additional support for disadvantaged most able pupils
    • Delivering soft skills training to prepare pupils for selective university interview processes

    Jon Bradshaw, Head of 6th Form, Thomas Tallis School (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Chair’s Summary & Close

    *Programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work in the Education sector.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers across the Education Sector
 Meet your target audience in the Sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the Sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss your requirements, please contact the team on 0330 0584 285, or sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form and we will contact you.

  • Private Sector Rate: £599.00+VAT
  • Public Sector Rate: £399.00+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate: £329.00+VAT

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