Talgarth CP 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 2016-17, Talgarth School was provided with a PDG allocation of £5,500. At Talgarth School we have a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by Powys 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:
- Provide intervention and support programmes in Literacy and Numeracy that are proven to have the greatest impact and to be sustainable – e.g. Nessy, Precision teaching, Catchup maths and Lexia.
Our detailed plan which includes details in respect to how we’re spending the grant is not available on line due to possible identification of individuals.