Evaluating your Provision’s Curriculum and Resources with your Budget in Mind

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In the last year there has been a strong effort to integrate curricula with financial planning in schools and trusts across the country. Organisations across the sector are looking to meet the needs of their pupils in a cost-effective manner as budgets become more constrained. Integrated Curriculum Financial Planning (ICFP) evaluations were first introduced as mandatory components for some Department for Education grants but have rightly taken a life of their own as they help provisions to plan more effectively.

ICFP is a data-driven review that enables organisations to strategically plan and organise the deployment of their teachers, leaders and finances in accordance with their curriculum considerations. In this process, Premier Advisory Group will help to compile the relevant data and documents to produce the provision with an ICFP evaluation report through the analysis of the data to help your school effectively use its resources. This includes: 

1. Pupil performance data and the identification curriculum and educational needs of pupils

2. Determining how many lessons, teachers and other staff are required to deliver curriculum

3. Fine-tuning and costing-out the Curriculum Plan to maximise educational outcomes whilst being affordable and providing value for money 

During the ICFP process, a series of metrics are considered against national benchmarks to find areas of improvement for the provision. These are metrics include, but are not limited to: 

● Pupil: Teacher Ratio (PTR) 

● Teacher Contact Ratio (TCR)

● Curriculum headroom/bonus

● Average teacher cost 

● Cost per lesson

We have developed a range of tools and strategies to minimise your workload in the process but can guarantee from the time we have received your data, the process will be completed within three weeks. 

Premier Advisory Group have conducted 31 ICFP reports for a variety of clients with different strategic goals. The ICFP served a range of purposes ranging from allowing MDIF grants to be released for MATs and identifying cost-saving and growth strategies for maintained schools and trusts.

Mara Raposo.