Provision Mapping - using the provision map

Once you've got your provision group types added and your provision pupil groups underway, you are in a position to start making use of the provision map.

In this guide, we'll walk through how to use the provision map as the hub from which to manage your groups. We'll also look at how you can record the effectiveness of the group, for each pupil, in order to judge its success.

Click Provisions, in the menu bar, to open the Provision Map page, with any provision groups running in the current academic year shown by default.

Provision map populated

The Provision Map will be displayed

Filtering the provision map

By default, the provision map will show each of your provision types and the associated aggregate data against them. From this summary view, you can drill down to get the information you need.

To the left of the map are small arrow icons. Clicking the one to the left of Name will expand the whole map, and all of its content. This might be useful to give a sense of how many groups are running, but a more focussed view is likely to be more impactful.

Click the arrow next to a provision type to expand the view to see any pupil groups for that provision. Clicking the arrow next to the group name will expand that group, enabling you to see the individual pupils within it.

If you are an admin user, you will also have a Cost column giving you a breakdown of costs within each tier, down to the cost per pupil. These values, combined with the Effectiveness, will help you to make a decision about the value that group delivered.

At the top of the map is the standard Filter bar. Use this to filter the view to the specific pupils you are interested in.

Beneath the filter bar are some additional options to filter and tweak the map display.

The Provision date range lets you choose the dates to show provisions for. Use the menu to quickly add some common date range options, or pick specific dates with the calendar tools.

The selected dates limit the displayed provisions to those that have sessions at any point between those two dates. For example, if you have a group that runs between the 10th February to the 10th March it will be included if you limit the date range to, say, 9th March to the 10th May.

The Provision types menu lets you quickly filter the map to show just the type of provision you are interested in.

The Group by menu changes the top tier used in the map. The default grouping, by provision type, gives each type in order.

You may want to produce a simple pupil list to enable you to see all the groups a pupil is part of. Choosing to group by pupil achieves this.

The final option, group by date, can only work for groups you chose to specify the dates their sessions run on. It lists all the sessions in order of date.

Evaluating a provision group

To evaluate, or make changes to, a provision group, find the one you're interested in from the provision map and click its name.

Edit provision group

The Details pane allows you to make changes to the group or delete it entirely.

The Pupils pane shows you the pupils in the group plus the following optional evaluation records.

Entry/Exit Assessment - You may want to record an assessment to help demonstrate progress. You can choose the applicable mark scheme and enter the results here. You can also enter a comment for the pupil if you wish, but comments are more accessible when entered as overall group comments.

Assessments entered here remain within the Provisions tools only. They do not overwrite, or appear in, the main summative assessment tools. As provisions may not fit the same termly periods as your main assessments, and may also have a more specific focus, the assessments are kept separate.

Sessions Missed - If a pupil misses any sessions, it may be useful to record it here. Particularly if this may form part of your accountability or has a significant impact on the success of that provision group for the pupil.

Effectiveness - This is where you can record an overall judgement for each pupil involved in the group. The measure is designed to give a snapshot view of success (based on any contributing factors you may be aware of) rather than a detailed record of learning. Learning Plans are provided to enable this level of detail for a pupil.

The Add a comment pane allows you to add any pertinent details about the group. For example, you might want to define specific targets or add a brief narrative as the sessions run. Each comment appears in isolation to aid ease of reading and allow comments to be deleted if required.

It is also possible to attach files as appropriate. These could be applicable guidance or photos of the group in progress, for example.

When you've finished making changes, use the breadcrumb trail links at the top of the screen to navigate back.

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