How do we spend our Pupil Development Grant (PDG)?
We are required by the Welsh Government to publish how we spend our PDG. The PDG is the grant that the Welsh Government allocate to each school in Wales in order to ensure that the school does all that it can to close the achievement gap between those children who are eligible for free meals (eFSM) and those children who are not. Coed Glas has been particularly successful in providing this support to the children and their families and this has been recognised through the ‘Achievement for All’ Quality Mark.
In Coed Glas, approximately 21% of the children are eligible for free school meals
This year we were awarded £127,650 PDG and have planned to spend it in the following ways:
£21000 on the cost of salaries for teachers who work with our eFSM pupils;
£36796 on the cost of salaries for our teaching assistants who work with our eFSM pupils on learning interventions;
£40879 on the cost of salaries for our teaching assistants who work as our THRIVE practitioners;
£19663 for our Family Liaison Officer who supports families.
£1000 is used to support eFSM pupils to attend the residential visits;
£9000 is used to support trips and visits to enhance the children's classroom projects;
Early Years PDG
We also have a grant of £32200 for our pupils in Nursery and Reception who are eligible for FSM. This is used to employ 2 Teaching Assistants in the Early years who work on speech and language interventions for the youngest children.