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 2017 is 664 (including Nursery).
The school’s FSM population is under 25%. This is fewer than the population for the previous year.
The total allocation of PDG to St Julian’s Primary School for April 2017-March 2018 is £102,350 and Early Years PDG £16,800.
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 three Teaching Assistants to facilitate ELSA in the school
- Teaching Assistants to provide intervention programmes such as; One Step at a Time, Number Catch-up/Recovery, Tackling the Tail, listening to FSM readers, Literacy Launcher
- Employ two teachers to provide intervention for English and Maths, in Year 4 and Year 5
- Hold a ‘Career and Aspirations’ week to provide pupils in Year 5 and 6 with goals and aspirations for the future
- Nursery teacher to meet with all parents to discuss progress
- Foundation Phase leader/ FP AENCo to visit settings of Nursery pupils before they start at school
- Subsidise Year 6 residential trip
- Purchase Digital Technology to enhance teaching and learning
- Purchase resources to support teaching and learning and engage pupils in their learning
- Hold a ‘Family Learning Together Day’ for Foundation Phase pupils
- ‘Silver SEAL’ programme to enhance self-esteem and wellbeing of pupils
- Teaching Assistants to offer a wide range of extra curricular clubs
- 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
- Develop effective systems to monitor and track FSM pupil’s progress
- Real life experiences to promote Family and Community Engagement e.g. Lads and Dads project, Families Connect, St Julian’s Bake Off, Afternoon Tea, half-termly fitness events
- Employ two TAs, to work with Foundation Phase and KS2 pupils in the forest school area
- Provide a wide range of enrichment activities including visits and visitors
The school’s PDG and EIG plans are regularly scrutinised by the Governing Body, supported by advice from the EAS and monitored by the Local Authority.