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:
1. to identify the target group of pupils, its characteristics and needs
2. to plan interventions which make the most effective use of resources
3. to monitor and evaluate the impact of resources
In 2017-18___St. Joseph’s_ School was provided with a PDG allocation of £5200.00.
At _St. Joseph’s School we have a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by Swansea 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:
2.1 SENCO support; additional time allocated for withdrawal lessons to deliver literacy programme.
2.2 Improve levels of family engagement and the capacity of parents to support children’s learning in literacy and numeracy alongside Intervention group- Target group is identified and achieves improved numeracy/ literacy scores. Teachers work alongside catch-up provision and liaise. Children to be identified by VAP /RA/ NFER/ NLT tests.
Identify catch-up group (VAP/RA / results at least 6 months behind CA) excluding SEN register. Provide effective programme and support for target group.
Termly release for SENCO to monitor FSM/ LAC pupil progress in core subjects and behavioural support. Termly tracking day for each term to monitor well-being using Boxhall profile and county support.
Our detailed plan which includes details in respect to how we’re spending the grant is available on request.