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Cleddau Reach VC Primary School

Cleddau Reach VC Primary School

Pupil Development Grant (PDG)

The Pupil Development 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

At Cleddau Reach we have a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by Pembrokeshire Local Authority, 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 high quality training to school staff. 

  • provide intervention and support programmes that are proven to have the greatest impact including: Accelerated Literacy, Numicon Intervention Programme, Reading Eggs, Wriggly Readers, coaching in small groups by teachers and numerous support programmes and early intervention strategies.

  • implement and use data tracking systems to identify learners’ needs, target interventions and monitor impact through our Pupil Progress Meetings.

  • work in partnership with other schools, the local community and other organisations linked to supporting children who meet the PDG criteria

  • providing enhanced curriculum opportunities

  • offering a wide range of extra curricular clubs that run both during and after the school day

  • purchase additional resources for target group.

  • provide a wide range of enrichment activities including visits and visitors.

Please click on the link below to see our Pupil Development Grant Spending Plan for the current academic year:

Cleddau Reach PDG Spending Plan 21.22