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