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Investing For Success

In 2016 Great Results Guarantee (GRG) funding has had a name change to Investing for Success (I4S). The priorities for the funding remain the same- support for every student to reach the National Minimum Standard (NMS) in literacy and numeracy.
In consultation with our school community our school has developed an agreement which outlines how this additional funding will be used to improve student outcomes and school performance. At our school the I4S support is delivered in four areas:
-          Building Teacher Capacity through professional development and coaching
-          Providing additional Literacy and Numeracy support to students who are working below, or at risk of being below, the National Minimum Standards in literacy and numeracy
-          Purchase additional Literacy and Numeracy resources
-          Building School –Community capacity through literacy and numeracy parent workshops and providing parent friendly support resources.
GRG funding at MacGregor SS has been used very successfully to increase the percentage of our students meeting the National Minimum Standard in reading and numeracy.  Students who are not achieving or at risk of not achieving National Minimum Standard at any year level may need intervention and support to help them achieve the literacy and numeracy skills they require to progress satisfactorily through their schooling. This support is coordinated by our Head of Curriculum Student Support and each classroom teacher. Some students receive additional support from a highly skilled teacher aide. This support is in the form of 15-20 minute sessions, 3 or 4 times per week.  Aides are allocated to class groups to minimize the number of adults that classroom teachers need to coordinate.  Where possible, one teacher aide looks after reading and numeracy in the same classroom to simplify timetabling and to reduce travelling between classes.
Parents/guardians are kept informed at all times. The school community will be kept informed of how Investing for Success funding is helping to maximise student outcomes. A report is tabled on the MacGregor SS website as well as at P&C and School Council meetings.