Pontybrenin Primary School - 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:

1. To identify the target group of pupils, its characteristics and needs

2.To plan interventions which make the most effective use of resources

3. To monitor and evaluate the impact of resources

In 2017 - 18, Pontybrenin Primary School was provided with a PDG allocation of £26,950

At Pontybrenin Primary School we have a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by Swansea Local Authority and ERW, to promote progress and remove barriers to learning for students eligible for this funding.

We have used the funding available for:

  • Tracking of pupils using a concise and consistent tracking system that will demonstrate pupils’ baseline and their progress from that baseline. Pupils not making progress will be identified early on, enabling intervention to be put into place.

  • Pupils from nursery to Year 1 show progress in their tracked skills by the end of the year.

  • FSM children involved in intervention programmes throughout the school at least maintain or exceed their standardised scores in the appropriate national test in May, 2018.

  • Raised pupil self-esteem and improved social skills.

  • Improved reading skills evidenced by Phonic intervention programme

  • FSM pupils involved in Speech Link demonstrate progress against the structured programmeTAs feel more supported and are clear as to the objectives, content and structure of intervention programmes.

  • Pupil progress will be carefully monitored and impact measured. Intervention plans demonstrate progress from baseline data and evidence of progress in standardised scores for pupils from the national test.

  • Pupils targeted by EWO support improve in their attendance and/or punctuality.

  • Improved self-esteem and behaviour

  • Improved attendance and punctuality

  • Reduced persistent absenteeism

  • Resources used as part of planned activities to improve standards

  • Work provides evidence of pupils using mobile technology successfully in their learning. Evidence also demonstrates the successful use of iPad for self and peer assessment opportunities. Pupils report being more confident using mobile technology and ICT, literacy and numeracy skills are enhanced.

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