Professional Learning Plan 2020-21

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

Recruit, Recover, Raise Standards Plan 2021-22

Our RRRS allocation for 2021-22 is £8540.

We are undertaking the following opportunities to support pupils with the challenges of lockdown and lost learning:

Employment of an additional teaching assistant with qualifications in the Thrive approach and trauma to co-ordinate whole school wellbeing approaches and develop action plans and resources to support readiness to learn, so that the proportion of pupils making less than expected progress is minimised.

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

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 83 pupils on the school roll in September 2021 this is an increase from the 71 that were on the school roll in September 2019.

Our free school meal population is under 50%

Ysgol Bryn Derw’s total allocation for PDG for 2020-21 is: £21850; this figure is higher than the 2020-21 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 that address pupil readiness to learn and sensory processing/regulation co-ordinated by a Specialist HLTA.

Employment of a family liaison officer for 1 day per week to provide support, training and advice for families of vulnerable children.


FSM PDG Application 2019 2020 ENGLISH – 1.04.19
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 CYMRAEG 1.04.2019

If your child receives Free School Meals please see this form for the opportunity to apply for PDG funding.  The  form can be filled out and emailed to

Email: freeschoolmeals@newport.gov.uk  or

posted to Newport City Council, PO Box 60, Newport, NP20 4XN.

The form is also available to access by copying the below link into your browser.

http://www.newport.gov.uk/en/Schools-Education/Schools/School-uniform.aspx

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

Our EYPDG allocation for 2021-22 is £8050. This figure is higher than the 2019-20 figure.

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

Specialist music/story/drama performance workshops brought in monthly for non-verbal/sensory pathway pupils in early years.

Improving pupil outcomes in literacy, numeracy and digital competence (Welsh Government [WG] priority) through targeted interventions that address pupil readiness to learn and sensory processing/regulation co-ordinated by a Specialist HLTA.

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.