When schools are asked to justify Pupil Premium spending they need to compare the effectiveness of the different projects they have ongoing at any time alongside their cost efficiency. Each project must be reviewed half termly and its educational outcomes compared against cost to evaluate cost efficiency and effectiveness of each project. Governors need to be actively involved and will therefore require a regular report across all projects.
This course will give you the practical skills you need to identify the full cost of your support for Pupil Premium initiatives and projects, and stand you in good stead if you are required to have an independent audit of your Pupil Premium spending.
Additionally, the course will:
- consider setting outcomes measures, including suggestions for "softer" outcomes that are harder to measure and evaluate
- explore preparing succinct but complete reports to governors to enable them to monitor, challenge and manage Pupil Premium funding actively, using a bespoke template to help calculate costs and cost efficiency
- provide templates, tips and techniques for developing an appropriate report to be placed on the school's website
It would be useful for participants to bring a small and contained initiative they would like to start costing. This will be used in individual work sessions to reinforce learning and to provide an example through which to explore the templates provided to participants for their use on return to the workplace.
It is essential for participants to bring one laptop per school to the event to take full advantage of the individual work sessions. The laptop will need to be able to work with Microsoft Office Word and Excel documents of version 2007 and upwards.
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