Rhyl High Schools’ Professional Learning Grant Statement 2018/19


The purpose of the Professional Learning Grant (PLG) is to give schools the capacity to enable practitioners to make the required changes in advance of the new curriculum:


In line with this, the funding should be used to support areas such as:


• The general release of teachers and TAs to engage in professional learning activities;


• The remuneration of individuals, creating roles and posts, to support the co-ordination of PL activities across a school or group of schools. These roles would support colleagues, departments or whole school approaches to critical enquiry, change management and SLO activities;


• The release costs for practitioners to engage in research activities and critical enquiry, funding release time to investigate the implications of the new curriculum for their own teaching and assessment practice;


• The release costs to enable practitioners to collaborate both within school and across clusters and networks of schools – engaging with collaborative professional learning and collaborative planning;


• Supporting the development of the roles such as school (or cluster level) Professional Learning Coach


In 2018-19 Rhyl High School were allocated a total Education Improvement Grant of £20,099


We have used the funding available to us as follows:


• Professional Development of teaching staff, to improve knowledge, understanding and implementation of key initiatives to ensure our school is a Learning Organisation.


• Cover for release of teaching staff to attend training on and offsite in preparation for the new curriculum


The costs for teaching staff to attend training courses is forecast at £12,000 and providing cover for staff release is forecast at £18,000, with any shortfall being covered by the Educational Improvement Grant


It is not appropriate for the school to publish a detailed plan as it could identify individual pupils.


March 2019


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