Ysgol Griffith Jones

Pupil Deprivation Grant

The Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG) is allocated to schools with pupils who come from low-income families and are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (e-FSM) and pupils who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (LAC).

Schools are expected to make the best use of this funding to implement sustainable strategies that will quickly bring about changes for learners eligible for free school meals or who are LAC. 

As a school we have agreed the following three steps: 

  • to identify the target group of pupils, its characteristics and needs
  • to plan interventions which make the most effective use of resources
  • to monitor and evaluate the impact of resources

In 2017-18 YSGOL GRIFFITH JONES was provided with a PDG allocation of £31,400

At Ysgol Griffith Jones we have a comprehensive plan, agreed and monitored by Carmarthenshire Local Authority and ERW, to promote progress and remove barriers to learning for students eligible for this funding. 

We have used the funding available to: 

  • enhance teaching and learning by providing a programme of support- CHATT
  • provide intervention and support programmes that are proven to have the greatest impact and to be sustainable.
  • provide specific high quality training for school staff, including CHATT training.
  • implement and use data tracking systems to identify learners’ needs, target interventions and monitor impact.
  • work in partnership with other schools, the community and other organisations
  • improve attendance of target group by using interventions.
  • support learners and their families by ensuring a plentiful supply of books, music and ICT equipment.