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). The purpose of this grant is to break the link between disadvantage and educational attainment.
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.
At Llangattock Church in Wales 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.
This year (2016-17) Llangattock Church in Wales School has received £3,450 in PDG funding. We have allocated the funding 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 and Springboard maths.