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Grant Funding

Pupil Development Grant (PDG) & Funding

 

Schools in Wales are given funding on a 'per pupil' basis specifically to support and ensure comparable progress for all pupils in receipt of Free School Meals. Schools have to draw up detailed plans on how they will spend this money and then they have to show the progress that each pupil has made against the spending.

 

All schools are required to publish the following information on their website about their PDG Funding:

  • The total number of pupils on school roll for September 2021 was 387.

  • The school’s current Free School Meal population is 6.9%.

  • This is an increase of 0.9% as the population for the previous year.

  • The school uses PDG funding to support pupils who currently receive Free School Meals or have done so in the past three years, prioritising those with the greatest need.

The total allocation of PDG and Early Years PDG to this school for April 2021 to March 2022 is £32,200.

The school undertakes the following activities in order to support pupils facing the challenges of poverty and deprivation:

  • Employing a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to lead on supporting and monitoring progress of pupils in receipt of Free School Meals including 1-2-1 working, catch up and mentoring programmes;

  • provision of pastoral and well-being support through the development of our Sunshine Room and staff support.

 

The school’s PDG and Education Achievement Grant plans are regularly scrutinised by the Governing Body, supported by advice from the EAS (Educational Achievement Service) and monitored by the Local Authority.

If you think you may be eligible for your child to receive Free School Meals please CLICK HERE for more information.

Accelerated Learning Plan Grant (ALP) Funding

 

Schools in Wales were given funding on a 'per pupil' basis specifically to support pupils identified as needing additional support to 'catch up' following the COVID-19 school closure from March 23rd - June 26th 2020. This funding runs from Sept 2020-August 2021 and will be allocated in two sums (Sept 20-Mar 21 / Apr 21 - Sept 21). Schools have to draw up detailed plans on how they will spend this money and then they have to show the progress that each pupil has made against the spending.

 

The total allocation of ALP funding for Sept 2020-Aug 2021 is £13,300.09.

The school undertakes the following activities in order to support pupils:

  • Three mornings per week starting Sept 20-Aug 21 supporting learners in Y1, 2 & 3 identified as needing additional support to realign with peers following school closure.

  • Bespoke 1-2-1 support for identified learners in Y4-6.

  • Extra hours with existing Higher Level Teaching Assistant Mon-Weds

 

The school’s ALP plan is regularly scrutinised by the Governing Body, supported by advice from the EAS (Educational Achievement Service) and monitored by the Local Authority.