PDG Statement

PDG Statement

Ysgol Bro Cynllaith School PDG Statement 2021-2022

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.

This academic year Ysgol Bro Cynllaith has been provided with a PDG allocation of £2,300.

At Ysgol Bro Cynllaith we have a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by Powys Local Authority, to promote progress and remove barriers to learning for students eligible for this funding.

We will use the funding available to:

Enhance teaching and learning by providing programmes of support for those learners with Basic Skills in Literacy and Numeracy. This is being done by providing intervention and support through small group tuition.
Ensuring that vulnerable learners are targeted effectively with small group interventions such as:
Literacy – Catch Up Reading Intervention Programme, Nessy Reading and Spelling Programme and Tric a Chlic Welsh phonics.

These types of programmes are proven to have the greatest impact on learners and this has been so in last few years when the school has implemented such programmes.

Use of data tracking systems to identify learners’ needs, target interventions and monitor impact.