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PDG Funding

What is PDG?


The pupil development grant (PDG )is designed to support improving learning outcomes and provision for students eligible for free school meals (eFSM) and looked after children (LAC). The PDG is intended to help overcome this additional barrier which prevents learners fro disadvantaged backgrounds achieving their full potential.


How is our grant spent ?


At St David’s CIW Primary, our plan for using our PDG allocation from Welsh Government is integrated into our school improvement plan (SIP). Our Grant allocation is £47,311.00


Throughout 2018-19, our allocation will be allocated:


  • Literacy specialist interventions
  • Numeracy specialist intervention
  • Nurture provision to remove barriers to learning
  • Bespoke 1-1 classroom support.
  • Staffing costs £41,311.00
  • Resources and Training £6,000.00




What do we want to improve?

Targets – what do we want to happen?

How will we know?

Develop positive attitudes towards learning through curriculum organisation

Improve standards of eFSM pupils

Rigorous tracking and monitoring of progress.

To improve the effectiveness of intervention on pupil outcome


To use bespoke interventions to target eFSM pupils performing below their expected level


Rigorous tracking and monitoring of progress of intervention programs .


To further support well-being of pupils through nurture interventions such as ELSA and Ace work.

Strengthen resilience linked to Pedagogical 2 principle.

Rigorous tracking and monitoring of progress in nurture provision. (Boxall)