Pupil Development Grant (PDG) Strategy Statement
This statement details our school’s use of the PDG for the 2022 to 2023 academic year.
It outlines our strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending had within our school.
|Number of pupils in school||Full time 110, Part Time 20 Full time equivalent 120|
|Proportion (%) of PDG eligible pupils||38% as of January PLASC|
|Date this statement was published||October 2022|
|Date on which it will be reviewed||October 2023|
|Statement authorised by||Headteacher- Mrs Julie Beaumont Rees & Governing Body|
|PDG Lead||Deputy Headteacher – Mrs Sarah Turner|
|Governor Lead||Chair of Governors – Miss Teresa Welsh|
|PDG funding allocation this academic year||£26,450|
|Early Years PDG||£26,450|
|Total budget for this academic year||£52,900|
Part A: Strategy Plan
|As our children grow throughout their time at St Joseph’s Infant School, we aim to build independence, resilience and resourcefulness among learners to provide them with the skills required to solve problems and make decisions now and in the future. Through our concept/theme-based approach, we aim to foster a curiosity and love for learning in our children, ensuring that they are equipped with the knowledge, skills and dispositions for future challenges as lifelong learners in a rapidly changing world. All pupils to make progress in Literacy, Numeracy and thinking skills. Curriculum and provision is equitable and inclusive. Use of the Pupil Development Grant supports these aims to be inclusive for all children and increase opportunities for additional learning opportunities, increase their wellbeing and enable inclusion in experiences inside and outside of the classroom.|
This explains the outcomes we are aiming for by the end of our current strategy plan, and how we will measure whether they have been achieved.
|To develop children’s understanding of the language of learning and higher order thinking skills|
|To develop and successfully implement ALN reform within the school.|
|To increase range and participation in Collective Worship.|
|To improve the spelling, grammar and handwriting within children’s writing (Read Write Inc)|
Activity in this academic year
This details how we intend to spend our PDG this academic year to address the challenges listed above.
(1)Learning and Teaching
Teaching Assistant- (L2) 27.5hrs per week £16,903.00
|(1)Activity||Evidence that supports this approach|
|To meet the language needs of e-f pupils as identified in assessment, through effective delivery and monitoring of specific literacy based interventions||Following Covid younger children have lower language skills than previously and need re-enforcement of speech, language, phonics and reading skills to have a positive impact on reading skills.|
Teaching Assistant – (L2) 18.5 hrs per week £14,023.00
Teaching Assistant (HL) 37hrs per week £30,963.00
|(2)Activity – wider strategies||Evidence that supports this approach|
|Fund a team of highly qualified and well-motivated of 2 TA’s to provide bespoke or small group support to pupils who require health and wellbeing support through a range of approaches – Play therapy, Emotional Literacy Support Assistants, Smart Moves, Sensory Circuits.||The school has seen a significant increase in the overall Wellbeing of a number of pupils. Programmes which have been successful have been re-introduced and more staff have been trained to deliver and support more children.|
|(3)Budgeted Cost||£2,664.00 £2,664.00|
|(3)Community Engagement for pre school: Half Day Language and Play 1 x TA L4 for 3hrs a week, 39 weeks Half Day Baby Sensory 1 x TA L4 for 3hrs a week, 39 weeks||School self-evaluation and listening to parental surveys highlights the importance of our school as a learning community and the potential importance of our impact on early childhood experiences.|
|(4)Budgeted Cost||£250.00 £1,700.00|
|Community Engagement Extra Curricular After school ballet club Camera Club||In line with New Curriculum for Wales, we are Embedding 4 Core Purposes, setting aspirational goals, supporting pupil well- being through the provision of a range of After school activities|
Total budgeted cost: £69,167
Total Grant Allocation: £52,000
Externally provided programmes
Please include the names of any programmes that you purchased in the previous academic year. This will help us identify which ones are popular in Wales.
|Read, Write, inc.||In school|
|Inspirational Ballet for Under 7-||Madam Eleanor|
|Camera Club||Jack Moyse|