2016 These are the areas we targeted our Pupil Deprivation Grant. We were allocated 35% less money than 2015 – £10,951
At the start of the year two teaching assistants were appointed. One to implement literacy / numeracy sessions and another to continue with improving Welsh literacy skills. By the end of the first term it became clear than further input was required with the intervention groups to target individuals / groups. We redeployed one Teaching Assistant to assist with targeted intervention groups and we asked parents to volunteer to support the Welsh initiatives.
2015 These are the areas we targeted our Pupil Deprivation Grant. We were allocated £16,800
1) Appoint teaching assistant to work focusing on improving literacy skills (predominantly Welsh Oracy skills) This has had a very positive impact. We concentrated on reading intervention at Foundation Phase and offered supplementary oracy lessons to pupils at KS2. Reports from GWE and Athrawes Bro is that good progress has been made in this area.
2) Create a Nurture Group focusing predominantly on raising self-esteem and confidence enabling the pupils to better access the curriculum. The focus being on developing oracy through science using the outdoor learning environment. (link with School Nutrition Action Group) This has had a very positive impact, evidenced by the letters from parents noting that their child’s confidence had improved
3) Appoint teaching assistant to implement Catch up sessions (this supported teaching assistants already implementing Catchup sessions)