Achievement for All’s founder and CEO, Professor Sonia Blandford and colleagues, will be sharing their knowledge and expertise at a wealth of events this year.

Heading up the keynote for Inside Government’s event: ’Pupil Premium: Ensuring the Best Educational Outcomes in Secondary Schools’, Sonia will be discussing how to put the Pupil Premium into practice, as well as tips on accelerating and sustaining pupil progress and removing barriers to learning for all pupils. The event is taking place on 31st January in Manchester.

In February, Sonia will be speaking at the Headteachers Conference in Cornwall, the Nottingham Governors Conference in March and the Academies Show in London in April.

Other events include GovNet’s 7th Annual SEND Conference and the University of East London’s EY Conference in June, and GovNet’s National Pupil Premium Conference 2017 in July.

Sonia founded Achievement for All five years ago and is one of the country’s leaders on improving the education and aspirations of children and young people with needs, challenges and disadvantage. A practitioner Sonia is editor of Every Child Journal, adviser to the DfE on Pupil Premium and author of 150 articles and books and is among the 2016 Women of the Year.