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2018-2019 Pupil Deprivation Grant Plan


"The Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG) is extra funding from the Welsh Government to overcome the additional barriers that some pupils’ face and prevents them from reaching their potential. This may include pupils who are very able or pupils who have difficulty in acquiring the skills needed to perform well.

Our PDG allocation for 2018/2019 is£94,300

At Mount Stuart Primary we use the grant to ensure all pupils reach their potential.


Improvement Priority Areas:

  1. Robust identification of need with regard to disadvantaged pupils, their circumstances, current achievement and progress, together with clear procedures for tracking individuals’ progress
  2. Developing a systematic approach to intervention, support and providing feedback to individual learners, including those at risk of disengaging from learning and whose attendance is a cause for concern.
  3. Making provision of high quality for learners experiencing material disadvantage who have additional learning needs, or who are looked after children, are educated otherwise than at school or have emotional social and behavioural needs.
  4. Access to enrichment activities, the removal of any financial barriers to participation and the provision of curricular activities and opportunities through out-of-school hours provision and holiday programmes.
  5. The provision of additional tuition, small group tuition and other strategies designed to personalise learning and target support and access to facilities beyond the school day that support homework and independent learning, such as those involving ICT.
  6. The development of personal support and mentoring to meet pupils’ physical, emotional and social needs, to remove barriers to learning and improve well-being and readiness to learn.
  7. The development of strategies that involve the family and community including those that signpost learning opportunities.
  8. The embedding of opportunities within the curriculum and in wider learning for learners’ voice to be fully involved in informing decisions that affect their education.
  9. The strengthening of strategies that promotes the school at the heart of its community. 


Key Priorities

Success criteria/Outcomes


  • Improve outcomes for e-FSM pupils in Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2
  • Improve performance at higher levels in FP and KS2
  • Continue to reduce the difference in performance between boys and girls in the Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2.
  • Maintain increased links with parents and the community
  • Identify needs of e-FSM learners and track progress to make timely interventions when necessary.
  • Deploy support staff effectively to improve wellbeing and achievement among e-FSM pupils identified at risk of not achieving their expected targets.



  • A range of parental engagement strategies are re-introduced and extended.
  • All learners with e-FSM meet or exceed their targets in literacy and numeracy.
  • Support teachers and teaching assistants demonstrate good levels of achievement among their targeted pupils.
  • Provision for learners with e-FSM is reviewed and monitored and results in high achievement.