School Professional Learning Grant Plan

Penyrheol Comprehensive School

Professional Learning Grant 2019/20

The Professional Learning Grant is additional funding which has been provided to schools by the Welsh Government to support preparation for and implementation of the new curriculum for Wales. In 2019/20 Penyrheol Comprehensive School was given £31,430 for this purpose.

The Professional Learning Grant will be spent on the following priorities:

  • To release Heads of Department within Areas of Learning and Experience to think and plan collaboratively in order to identify and begin to exploit the links between their subjects.
  • To release teachers within their subject areas to continue to review and develop their KS3 curriculum so that it meets the requirements of the new curriculum for Wales and the assessment processes that run alongside it.
  • To release key staff to work with cluster primary staff on reviewing and developing the continuity and progression in the curriculum from Year 5 to Year 8.
  • To develop the school as a Learning Organisation.
  • To meet the costs of training teaching, associate and support staff through whole school INSET.
  • To meet the cost of training teaching, associate and support staff through attendance at external courses, events and meetings in line with national, local and school priorities.