Watch the video version
Cost per Pupil:
Updated Cost per pupil chart.
Staff Expenditure and Overall Expenditure charts.
Teacher contact ratio contributing elements
You will also see that the DfE recommended levels of contact ratio have been reflected on the chart and in the table data. The Original recommendation to achieve 78% has been altered in the online benchmarking site to a range between 75 and 80%. Our objective is to illustrate the contributing factors to this ratio and encourage discussion about the investment these require for the desired outcomes in terms of staff wellbeing, effective delivery and quality of provision. Our underlying principles stand here: provision should be efficient, effective and ethically motivated.
Data Entry Hub
Staff Data Input Table
- Seconded – A member of your staff who is now operating within another educational organisation but employed by you. If you remain paying the salary then leave these as they are. If this is offset by payments in, then these will be reflected in budget lines. There is no difference for the set up of these staff in terms of their contribution to the structure of the organisation.
- Outsourced – A member of staff who is employed by another organisation who is providing services to your organisational structure. Similarly to above, depending on how the payment for that person is arranged, you will add salary details or not. Leaving the salary details out is the most normal set-up in this situation.
- Agency – Very similar to the outsourced provision. You may consider using one or other of these definitions.
- Sabbatical – A member of staff who is employed by you but agrees a period of unpaid leave of absence. This contract status has been created so you can leave the pay structures in place but they will not be included in the total cost value while this person is on leave. This operates differently to a person who you have identified as ‘On Leave’ who will have a financial cost but no time contribution to the provisions.
Don’t forget to book your free training session this week…
Chris and the SMARTcurriculum team
Do get involved
If you have any other ideas or priorities for development please comment below. We are keen to, and do, respond to requests and ideas where we can.
We also have a Developers group who help us to drive forward functions and new ideas.
If you would like to join our SMARTcurriculum Developers Group to drive innovations that support you best, please tell us at email@example.com.
|Dashboard update – providing a proportional comparison between the number of teaching hours bought and support hours bought.|
|Leadership ISR Calculator – Leadership is a significant cost and relates to the Standard Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document calculation. We are building a set of charts and data that will pre-calculate this for your organisation, based on pupil numbers, and plot leader positions against this projection.|
|School Group Module – we continue to structure the SMARTcurriculum Application to add a fully functional school group comparison module. Many of the developments above are on the road-map to that goal. We will keep you posted as to the progress and likely release date. Our plan is to have this development ready for initial release in September 2021.|
|MIS integration We have been working for some time to consider integration to a number of popular software solutions. This is becoming more of a reality and we are looking to draw key data from you existing MIS to reduce the setup time and also to monitor the practice as things change through the year. We will keep you informed of progress in this regard.|
|SMARTcurriculum App developments are included within your annual licence, module development will be included at additional costs.|