Plymouth Oracy Project (Torridge) | Sponsored by Devon County Council and DTSA
All primary schools in the Torridge area are invited to take part in the Plymouth Oracy Project in 2019-2020. This is a funded, year-long CPD programme that is supported by a range of high-quality resources. Delivered by Plymouth Teaching School Alliance and Voice 21, it builds on the outstanding success of The Plymouth Oracy Project in 2017-2018, which aimed to raise attainment for all pupils and narrow the gap for disadvantaged learners. The impact of The Plymouth Oracy Project in 2017-18 included:
Disadvantaged Gap in EYFS: % achieving at least expected in C&L closed from -20% to -11.3%
Disadvantaged Gap by end of KS2: % making expected progress in RWM closed from -11% to -1%
Torridge, like Plymouth, has high levels of deprivation and in addition is a DfE Priority Area. We believe that the success of The Plymouth Oracy Project can be replicated in the rural / coastal areas of Torridge and have a similar impact.
Devon County Councils Education Service has agreed to fund the project costs (£12,000). Dartmoor TSA will manage the project for all schools in the project, in partnership with PTSA, at no charge (£5600). This enables us to provide the training and the resources free of charge to all primary schools in Torridge. Please note that schools will however need to fund cover costs.
Copy of the Invitation Letter to Primaries in Torridge can be accessed HERE