The Pupil Deprivation Grant
Bryn Primary School PDG Statement
The Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG) is allocated to schools with pupils who come from low-income families and are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (e-FSM) and pupils who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (LAC).
Schools are expected to make the best use of this funding to implement sustainable strategies that will quickly bring about changes for learners eligible for free school meals or who are LAC.
As a school we have agreed the following three steps:
- to identify the target group of pupils, its characteristics and needs
- to plan interventions which make the most effective use of resources
- to monitor and evaluate the impact of resources
In 2017-18 Bryn PrimarySchool was provided with a PDG allocation of £34,000.
At Bryn PrimarySchool we have a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by Carmarthenshire Local Authority and ERW, to promote progress and remove barriers to learning for students eligible for this funding.
We have used the funding available to:
- enhance teaching and learning by employing staff to provide programmes of support and intervention for language and maths development such as Springboard, Catch-Up Numeracy, Letters & Sounds, CHaTT & Positive Play
- provide a health mentor through the Evolve ‘Project-Hero’ programme to provide high impact input such as after school skills clubs, 1:1 mentoring, Lunchtime activity sessions, early morning ‘Wake & Shake’ activities.
- implement and use data tracking systems to identify learners’ needs, target interventions and monitor impact.
- improve attendance of target group by using interventions such as Positive Play
- developed leadership capacity to prioritise the impact on the quality of provision and outcomes.
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