Ysgol y Ddwylan 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 2018-2019 Ysgol Y Ddwylan School have been provided with a PDG allocation of £33,350.

At Ysgol Y Ddwylan 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 for pupils on FSM.
  • provide intervention and support programmes that are proven to have the greatest impact and to be sustainable- ChATT, Derbyshire Positive Play, Read Write Inc.
  • provide specific high quality training for school staff, including- include details
  • 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.
  • improve attendance of target group by using interventions- Attendance Tree, 100% Club.
  • developed leadership capacity to prioritise the impact on the quality of provision and outcomes
  • support learners and their families by using T.A.F.

Our detailed plan which includes details in respect to how we’re spending the grant is available through the headteacher.