The Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG)
The Welsh Government believes that the Pupils Deprivation Grant, is the best way to address the inequalities between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. The money given to schools is in addition to the schools main funding and is used to promote strategies to ensure that the standards achieved by all pupils are equal regardless of any disadvantaged situation.
The school has set an action plan which outlines the steps to be taken in order to ensure improvement s in pupil’s performance in literacy and numeracy with effective deployment of the PDG funding.
Our strategies include extra support to implement specific interventions such as:-
- Read Write Inc, Catch Up Literacy, Popat
- Little Maths / Big Maths Little Maths
- British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) accreditation which will enhance Positive Behaviour Support training throughout the school, establishing a skills pyramid structure to support pupils whose behavior impacts upon their access to learning.
- Further develop recording and monitoring of behavior strategies to measure impact upon access to learning.
- Establishing links with Applied Behaviour Analysis - Behaviour Support Team at Cardiff University and explore possibilities for the use of APP’S to assist in data analysis.
- Increase the emotional support provided to pupils through our Drama Therapist and link emotional development targets to IEP’s
- Promote self- esteem and speaking and listening skills through exam board accreditation at the London Academy of Music and Drama
- Continue to monitor pupil wellbeing through the PASS survey and measure impact of therapies provided.
- Continue to support staff training and development of Person Centered Planning.