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Poverty Deprivation Grant

The Poverty Deprivation Grant is a Grant from the Welsh Government to schools to work on 'closing the poverty gap'. 
Attached is the school spending plan for the PDG given in financial year 2015-16

PDG Spend         Income from Welsh Government: £4500


Project / Target Action/Impact Spend SIP 
Pupil Offer  / Enrichment activities To Develop enrichment activities for the children such as mini trips and special visitors.
To build on their interests and experiences and to develop aspirations in line with the new Welsh Curriculum ‘Pupil Offer’.
All children have engaged in either a mini trip or in an activity with a visitor such as the local dance group.
Money has been spent on providing these enrichment activities.
£290 5
Language Intervention 
Employment of teaching assistants to develop intervention programmes.
24 children have participated in the listening group intervention program and every child has made progress in more than one language skill.
£3945 – staff costs 2
Family engagement 
To develop the role of the family engagement officer
Investors in Families conference for parental engagement officer to find out more about the IIF program and network and share ideas.
Cwtch Cymraeg family and child workshops to encourage welsh language development.
Parents and children have thoroughly enjoyed the workshop groups during the parent cafe and during Stay and Play sessions.  Most children are now using incidental Welsh more confidently and have further developed a bank of Welsh nursery rhymes.  More families report to be  are using welsh phrases and rhymes with their children.
£265 cost of course and of Cwtch Cymraeg workshops 3 and 5