All grant expenditure is designed to support specific areas of the school’s work, against local, regional and national priorities.
At Lewis School Pengam, our plan for using grant allocations from the Welsh Government is integrated into our school improvement plan (SIP). Our four overarching priorities (2020 – 2023) linked to
The Welsh Government has awarded schools in Wales additional financial support, through a Professional Learning Grant (PLG) to enable staff to prepare for the new curriculum for Wales. The grant has enabled us to continue to offer high-quality professional learning through the funding of dedicated learning and teaching professionals to support our staff through effective planning, implementation as well as delivering our in-house professional learning and our strategic work on the new curriculum.
The Pupil Development Grant (PDG) is designed to support improving 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 from disadvantaged backgrounds achieving their full potential. Our total allocation is £131,000.
Our PDG is spent in the following ways for 2021-22
The strategies implemented by the school are drawn upon the most effective practice and educational research from organisations such as Sutton Trust and Education Endowment Fund, which includes well-evidenced interventions as part of a whole-school strategy.
The Recruit, Recover, Raise Standards Grant (RRRS) is designed to support improving outcomes and provision for students in examination year groups, who have been particularly affected by the time missed in school owing to the Coronavirus. The grant is intended to support rapid ‘catch up’ for these students.
Our RRRS is spent in the following way for 2021-22
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