Pupil Development Grant Statement.
The Pupil Development Grant (PDG) is allocated to school with pupils who come from low income families and entitled to Free School Meals (FSM). Schools are expected to make the most of this funding to implement sustainable strategies that will bring about changes for learners eligible for free school meals. In 2019 2020 the school allocation was £31,050 (this money was utilised for staffing costs to work with pupils). Early Years Pupil Development Grant was £5,400 (utilised for staffing and resources).
At school we:
- identify the target group of pupils along with their characteristics and needs.
- plan interventions which make the most effective use of resources.
- monitor and evaluate the impact of resources.
At Penderyn Primary School we have a comprehensive plan to promote progress and remove barriers to learning for children eligible to FSM.
We've provided intervention and support programmes in Literacy & Numeracy that are proven to have an impact on educational attainment (e'g' small group interventions, additional technologies and Language Support work). Wellbeing is of paramount importance and staff have received ELSA training to support the emotional and social development of all pupils.