Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary School PDG Statement

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).

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 Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary School we have a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by Pembrokeshire Local Authority and ERW, to promote progress and remove barriers to learning for students eligible for this funding.

We have begun and plan to use the funding available to:

·         Provide intervention and support programmes that are proven to have the greatest impact and to be sustainable including Springboard Maths, Accelerated Literacy, early intervention reading support for EAL (English as an Additional Language) pupils and challenge programmes for MAT (More Able and Talented) pupils. 

·        Enhance teaching and learning by providing Collaborative Learning Tasks through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) based activities. programme of support.

·         Work with community organisations such as the PFAC (Pembrokeshire Association of Anglers).

·     To offer Pyramid support clubs in the Foundation Phase and at Key Stage 2 .

·     To develop and offer Emotional Coaching across the school to support pupil well-being .

·     To offer Pyramid literacy support programmes including family learning initiative that make use of our school library .

For our detailed plan which includes details in respect to how we’re spending the grant click here