Professional Learning Plan 2019-20

This page gives information on how we intend to develop professional learning, including how we will spend our Professional Learning Grant

PDG statement

This page gives information on how we spend our Pupil Development Grant (PDG)

Pupil Development Grant (PDG) for 5-15 year olds

There were 66 pupils on the school roll in September 2019 this is an increase from the 55 that were on the school roll in September 2017.

Our free school meal population is under 50%

Ysgol Bryn Derw’s total allocation for PDG for 2019-2020 is: £5000; this figure is the same as the 2018-2019 allocation.

We are undertaking the following opportunities to support pupils who are facing some of the challenges of poverty and deprivation:

Improving pupil outcomes in literacy, numeracy and digital competence (Welsh Government [WG] priority) through targeted interventions such as Music Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, outside learning etc.

Improving pupil outcomes in communication, independence and social skills through a whole school Thrive and Trauma Informed approach.

Providing additional support for pupil undertaking enhanced provision such as Rebound Therapy, community visits and ‘Forest School’ activities.

Engaging families, with a particular focus on partnership working and upskilling families in communication approaches.

If you think your child is entitled to Free School Meals, download the form below and return to the address on the form:

FSM PDG Application 2019 2020 ENGLISH – 1.04.19

FSM PDG Application 2019 2020 CYMRAEG 1.04.2019

Early Years Pupil Development Grant (EYPDG) for 3-4 year olds

Our EYPDG allocation for 2019-20 is £0

Our EIG/PDG plans are regularly scrutinised by the Governing Body, supported by advice and challenge from the Local Authority and from the Education Achievement Service (EAS).

Full details of our EIG/PDG plans are included in our school development plan and are available at the school.