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Summary of planned use of the Pupil Development Grant 2017-18

(Previously Pupil Deprivation Grant)


The Pupil Development Grant (PDG) is allocated to the school to be used to improve outcomes for learners eligible for free school meals (eFSM) and Looked After Children (LAC). It is intended to support pupils in overcoming the additional barriers that prevent learners from disadvantaged backgrounds achieving their full potential.

At Ysgol Y Gogarth we plan to use our PDG allocation in order to undertake the following:-

  • To promote Family and Community Engagement (FaCE) by funding a coordinator to lead in a range of activities, including ‘Learn Together’ sessions and to review impact by exploring Investors in Families Wales

  • To extend family engagement in pupils’ learning by providing further means of sharing progress digitally

  • To support pupils in overcoming behavioural barriers to learning through development and implementation of our Positive Behaviour Support Model and play based interventions

  • To support pupils in overcoming communication barriers to learning by providing language and communication supports

  • To enable pupils to develop skills in literacy and numeracy by engagement in targeted and evaluated interventions and improved assessments

  • To provide appropriate sensory supports via standardised assessments, which will inform individualised plans for pupils who experience sensory barriers to learning