Pupil Deprivation Grant

Here is the information about our PDG …..

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 (eFSM) and pupils who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (CLA).

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 CLA.

As a school we have agreed the following three steps:

1. to identify the target group of pupils, this changes regularly so the school reviews the pupils each term

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

3. to monitor and evaluate the impact of resources

During 2020/2021 the school has received £33,532.18 to support and improve the learning of pupils eligible for Free School Meals and CLA.

The school employed  Mrs K Oxford and Miss R Unsworth to provide targeted support for the pupils on the eFSM register.  Miss R Vaughan and Miss H Findley are appointed as Midday Supervisors so eFSM and CLA pupils have support during lunchtimes as needed.

For Early Years we received £8,050 grant to help support reception children eligible for Free School Meals.  The school appointed Mr J Platek to support in the Foundation Phase class.

The type of support varies with some sessions taking place out of the classroom in the school’s nurture area with individual pupils or in very small groups.  Other provision consists of in class support assisting the class teacher.

The pupils at Rhayader Primary School have a wide range of abilities and the PDG teacher therefore supports More Able Pupils as well as pupils on the school’s ALN register.  The provision made for each pupil is devised through discussion with the class teacher, Additional Learning Needs Coordinator (ALNCo) and the Headteacher.  This ensures all programmes and support are individual and help to improve the individual’s learning.

Pupil Plans are prepared in consultation with the ALNCo (Mrs Sian Protheroe),  and the Class teacher for each child receiving PDG support.