Cadle Primary School PDG Statement
The Pupil Derivation 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 startegies 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 2014-2015, Cadle Primary School was provided with a PDG allocation of £88,128.
At Cadle Primary School, we have a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by Swansea Local Authority and ERW, to promote progress and remove barriers to learning for students eligible for this funding.
We have used the funding to:
- Enhance the teaching and learning by providing a Literacy and Numeracy programme of support.
- Provide intervention and support programmes that are proven to have greatest impact and to be sustainable, for example, Early Intervention Groups, Teaching and Learning strategies based upon effective feedback to the child, Individual and Group Learning Strategies.
- Provide specific high quality training for school staff, including Cornerstones Curriculum, Project X, Nurture.
- Implement and use data tracking systems to identify learners’ needs, target interventions and monitor impact.
- Work in partnership with other schools, the community and other organisations, such as Communities Forst, Barnardos, School Exchange Service.
- Improve attendance of target group through a range of strategies as per attendance plan.