Ysgol Bryn Teg 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 Ysgol Bryn Teg was provided with a PDG allocation of £87,700, and Early Years Pupils deprivation grant of £17,400 = £107,100.
At Ysgol Bryn Teg School 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 providing programme of support- A teaching assistant is employed at K.S 2 to manage and deliver Talkabout- (Social skills and self esteem of pupils).
- A nurture group provision, (Ystafell Pili Pala) supporting 10 pupils in Years 2 and 3, through morning intervention, with trained Level 3 and L1 LSAs.
- Provide intervention and support programmes that are proven to have the greatest impact and to be sustainable-
- Provide specific high quality training for whole school staff, including- Lead creative, Mindfulness and well being, Self evaluation training for Estyn’s new inspection framework.
- Implement and use data tracking systems to identify learners’ needs, target interventions and monitor impact.
- Work in partnership with other schools, the community and other organisations- Close working partnership with Communities First, Invest Local, Family Information Service, Teams Around the Family, Police, Scarlets, Multi Agencies.
- Improve attendance of target group by using interventions- Updated attendance policy, part of the School Improvement plan.
- Developed leadership capacity to prioritise the impact on the quality of provision and outcomes- Revised SMT structure, appointment of Deputy Headteacher, leadership afternoons, and Erw leadership seminars.
- support learners and their families.