Schools in Wales receive four grants from the Welsh Government:
- Education Improvement Grant – to improve educational outcomes for all learners
- Pupil Development Grant – to improve outcomes for pupils eligable for free school meals
- Early Years Development Grant – to improve outcomes for pupils in the early years who are eligible for Free School Meals
- Professional Learning Grant – to develop and train education professionals.
Schools in Wales receive a grant from Welsh Government (Pupil Development Grant) specifically for the purpose of reducing the impact of poverty on educational achievement.
The total number of pupils on school roll for September 2018 is 685 (including Nursery).
The school’s FSM population is 18%. This is fewer than the population for the previous year.
The total allocation of PDG to St Julian’s Primary School for April 2018-March 2019 is £102,350 and Early Years PDG £15,400.
The school undertakes the following activities in order to support pupils facing the challenges of poverty and deprivation:
- Employ a Teaching Assistant to monitor attendance and nurture positive relationships between pupils
- Employ a Higher Learning Teaching Assistant to work with a small group of pupils in Y3, 4 and 5 to support them in English and Maths
- Employ Teaching Assistants to facilitate ELSA and Silver SEAL in the school
- Employ Teaching Assistants to deliver Early Intervention programmes
- Employ two teachers to provide intervention for English and Maths, in Year 4 and Year 5
- Employ a Teaching Assistant to work with Foundation Phase pupils in the forest school area
- Teaching Assistants to offer a wide range of extra curricular clubs
- Develop effective systems to monitor and track FSM pupil’s progress
- Foundation Phase leader/ FP AENCo to visit settings of Nursery pupils before they start at school
- Subsidise Year 6 residential trip to Llangrannog
- Purchase resources to support teaching and learning and engage pupils in their learning
- Purchase Digital Technology to enhance teaching and learning
- Provide a wide range of enrichment activities including visits and visitors
- Hold a ‘Family Learning Together Day’ for Foundation Phase pupils
- Hold parent workshops (Nursery – Year 4) to build links with parents and provide them with resources to support children’s Literacy and numeracy skills at home
- Real life experiences to promote Family and Community Engagement e.g. Lads and Dads project, Families Connect, St Julian’s Bake Off, inviting parents to theme events e.g. Come Dine with Me and Alice in Numberland
The school’s PDG and EIG plans are regularly scrutinised by the Governing Body and the EAS and monitored by the Local Authority.