Presentation on theme: "What are they? An ‘at a glance’ way of showing the range of provision the school makes for children with additional needs. Provision Maps."— Presentation transcript:
What are they? An ‘at a glance’ way of showing the range of provision the school makes for children with additional needs. Provision Maps
How well are we doing? How well should we be doing? Taking action and reviewing What must we do to make it happen? What more can we aim to achieve? Cycle for school improvement 3.2 The Five Stage Model for School Improvement
Why use provision maps They empower staff and enhance the inclusion coordinator’s role. They allow you to audit the needs of children and plan systematically how best to use the school’s resources to meet those needs. They allow you to plan both the staffing and the skills that will be required to meet the needs of children
The benefits for your work as inclusion co-ordinator or SENCO Provision maps can reduce paperwork. They provide a basis for evaluating your provision, and building this into school self-evaluation. They provide information for reporting you have to do – such as the governors’ report to parents or school profile. They provide clear and transparent information for LEA monitoring.
The benefits for the school Provision maps prevent over- provision in some classes and under-provision in others. They allow the school to cost provision and manage the budget effectively.
The benefits for children and parents and carers Children receive more coherent provision. Provision for individual children can be highlighted, tracked and monitored. Provision maps provide good information for parents and carers and increased parental confidence that their child’s needs will be met. Provisions that are costed show how much is being spent for any given child
Four pieces in the jigsaw Audit of need Evidence on what works Comparison with existing provision 3.14 Planning in the light of available school budget Provision mapping
Step 1: Audit projected need using must/should/could chart. Step 2: Compare projected year group needs with current pattern of provision and identify changes and staff development issues. Step 3: Identify available school budget. Step 7: Establish systems for evaluating the effectiveness of your provisions, involving parents or carers and children. Step 5: Plan for staff development. Step 4: Consider the evidence on what works and plan the provision map for the next school year. Step 6: Identify criteria and processes for tracking children’s progress and monitoring impact Planning effective provision
Task Complete a must/should/could grid for one year group in your school. What does it tell you about the provision you would want to make for that year group? How does it match the provision that is currently in place?
Inclusion or just SEN? Mapped by type of need? Mapped by Waves? By class, year group or key stage? Mapped by SEN strands of action? Mapped by graduated response? Termly or annual? Mapped with entry and/or exit criteria? Costed? 3.31 Different types of provision map
Reducing bureaucracy Monitoring and evaluating particular provisions Evaluating and reviewing your map each year 3.23 Using provision mapping to improve practice
3.32 Activity List the pros and cons of one type of provision map you have looked at. Plan how you will report back on your group’s views.
3.33 We have considered: What provision maps are and why they are useful How to develop a provision map for your school. Using provision maps to improve practice in your school
3.34 What are they? For you as an individual or leadership team Next steps