Grant Spending

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 eligible for free school meals
  • Early Years Pupil 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

In the year 20-21, schools in Wales have been given an additional grant – the Accelerated Learning Programme grant which was then renamed to the ‘Recruit, Recover and Raise Standards grant’ – to support pupils following the Covid-19 national lockdown which took place from March 2020-June 2020.

The school’s PDG and EIG plans are regularly scrutinised by the Governing Body and the EAS and monitored by the Local Authority. 

  • Employ teaching assistants to provide learning support and meet the suggested ratios of adults to pupils in the Foundation Phase
  • Develop the Forest School area and purchase resources to support outdoor learning
  • Teaching Assistant to deliver the ‘One Step at a Time’, ELSA and Lego Therapy programmes to targeted Reception pupils
  • Plan and deliver virtual parent workshops and free resource packs to support parents in helping their children to develop literacy and numeracy skills at home
  • Purchase SeeSaw App licence to engage parents with children’s learning and development
  • Purchase engaging Reading Materials for Early Years
  • Purchase resources to support literacy, numeracy, IT, Welsh and wellbeing in the Early Years
  • Purchase 4 iPads for early years profile SeeSaw monitoring
  • Provide 6 days leadership time for member of staff to develop early years Continuous & Enhanced provision – outdoor learning, oracy and communication development and evaluate impact on FSM learners.
  • 2x non-teaching days (each) for two members of staff to shadow ALNCos to support with monitoring and tracking provision and progress for groups of learners.

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:

  • Teaching Assistant to support eFSM pupils throughout the school with Speech and Language Development / Basic Skills
  • Teaching Assistant to deliver the ‘One Step at a Time’ programme to targeted pupils
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant (summer term only) and TA to run daily nurture and basic skills support group for pupils with low self-esteem and low literacy and numeracy skills – Y3-6
  • Digital Learning Coordinator/Blended Learning Lead to be released for 6 days to plan and deliver virtual workshops to engage parents and develop staff technology skills
  • Deliver virtual Parent workshops and provide resources which parents can use to support learning at home.
  • Purchase resources for Authentic collaborative Learning/Real-Life Learning projects/experiences and problem solving challenges to engage pupils and parents and provide an opportunity for pupils to apply skills in meaningful context whilst working together.
  • Teaching Assistant to deliver Key Stage 2 Silver SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) sessions one afternoon each week
  • Train two additional members of staff as ELSAs (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants) through the NCC Psychology Service to support pupils’ Social and Emotional Wellbeing.
  • Purchase 34 iPads for staff and pupils to use for: providing/receiving electronic verbal feedback, updating online learning portfolios and supporting Blended Learning activities.
  • Purchase licences for digital technology platforms to support pupils with home/blended learning and basic skills (Mathletics, Bug Club Reading, Readiwriter)
  • Release school leaders for a day once each month to analyse FSM data, monitor the impact of various provision, listen to learners, observe vulnerable learners, carry out leadership duties
  • Purchase access to Pie Corbett Live Literacy Lessons to engage eFSM pupils, develop literacy skills and train staff
  • Purchase engaging Reading Materials for KS2 pupils
  • Purchase 30 Chromebooks to provide devices for FSM children to loan in order to support with Blended Learning.
  • Purchase practical Maths resources to enable learners to use and apply maths in real context and develop collaboration and problem solving skills

In the year 20-21, schools in Wales have been given an additional grant – the Accelerated Learning Programme grant which was then renamed to the ‘Recruit, Recover and Raise Standards grant’ – to support pupils following the Covid-19 national lockdown which took place from March 2020-June 2020.

  • Teaching Assistant to provide literacy and numeracy intervention for identified pupils in Reception for three days every week
  • Teaching Assistant to provide basic skills and wellbeing/nurture intervention for identified pupils in Year 2 every morning
  • Teacher to provide catch up Literacy intervention, over two afternoons each week, for pupils from Y3-6
  • Teacher to provide catch up Numeracy intervention, over two afternoons each week, for pupils from Y3-6
  • Engage with professional standards for teaching and learning programme.
  • Access leadership programme to support Headship development
  • Engagement with professional standards for teaching and learning programme.
  • Allocate a Professional Learning lead role within the school.
  • Professional Learning Lead is released to attend cluster Professional Learning meetings and provide in school curriculum reform updates.
  • Release time for the lead Teaching Assistant (TA) trainer in the school to attend the train the trainer with cluster Professional Learning leads.
  • Access regional Research and Enquiry Sessions, Development of research and enquiry in school etc.
  • Identified staff will receive bespoke support from the Wellbeing LNS schools to support professional development priorities.
  • The ALN Lead will engage in all regional activity to support the realisation of the revised Code of Practice.
  • Release Digital Lead to film good practice x 2 days
  • 6x TAs to be released to take part in ACT digital skills training mentoring sessions.
  • The school will identify the most appropriate member of staff to attend the regional PDG workshops.
  • The Wellbeing Lead will attend regional workshops to support the ACE developments.
  • School staff access specialist support from a range of Learning Network Schools linked with identified need(s)
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