Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG) 2018-2019
Schools in Wales receive a Pupil Development Grant (PDG) to help tackle the effects of poverty on attainment, reduce inequality and remove barriers.
The total number of pupils on roll in September 2018 is 490 (including Nursery).
The school’s FSM population (Free School Meals) is 23%. This is greater than the population for the previous year.
The total allocation of PDG to Maindee Primary for April 2018- March 2019 is £102,350 and Early Years PDG is £23,800.
The school undertakes the following activities in order to support pupils facing the challenges of poverty and deprivation:
- Subsidise the cost of trips and visits
- Employ teaching assistants to deliver intervention to vulnerable and more able and talented pupils (MAT)
- Purchase of resources for Parenting workshops run in school
- Employ teaching assistants to deliver Early Intervention programmes in communication and Literacy
- Cover the cost of external training courses for staff
- HLTA and Bilingual TA ro provide high quality Language Acquisition to accelerate the progress of new to English pupils.
- Non contact time for staff to monitor the impact of teaching and learning , interventions and training
- Purchase digital technology to enhance learning and teaching
- To raise attendance and increase parental engagement through the Family Engagement Teacher
- A variety of Family and Community Engagement (FaCE) events
- Learning Squad PLC
- Thrive reviews
- Healthy Schools Activity Group
- Non contact time for staff leading Pupil Voice groups
- Provide music enrichment for all year groups
- Purchase of resources to enhance Literacy and Numeracy
The school’s Pupil Development Grant (PDG) plans and spending are regularly scrutinised by the governing body, supported by advice from the EAS and monitored by the Local Authority.