The school has received Welsh Government funding to spend directly on students who receive Free School Meals. The purpose of the money is to raise the attendance, attainment and participation of these students. This is a part of the Welsh Government’s strategy to ‘Reduce the Impact of Poverty’. Further information can be found at http://wales.gov.uk
The School also has a 'Reducing the Impact of Poverty Professional Learning Community' that discuss and research strategies to improve the academic achievements of students who receive Free School Meals.
We are using the PDG for eligible students in the following ways:
Targeted students have access to a Personal Mentor who meets with students weekly to ensure that everything is going well. Mrs Thomas-Young is employed full time to work with students to raise standards and aspirations.
All students receive study guides and workbooks for home use in English, Maths and Literacy.
One-on-one tuition after school is available for all students to help with homework, literacy and numeracy and revision with trained Learning Coaches, including transport home.
Electronic tablets for Dyslexic students to aid reading skills.
Cultural visits to Museums, Galleries and Theatres.
School equipment, Welsh and English Dictionaries.
Maths equipment including scientific calculators, exam kit and general stationery.
Resources for KS3 and GCSE courses such as materials etc.
Attendance and Participation
Designated attendance officer to track attendance and deploy intervention. Incentives for attendance, including front of dinner queue pass, vouchers and prizes. School trips, 5x60 activities,Year 11 Prom.
If your child receives free school meals and you would like to discuss how we can add further support please contact Mr Knowles firstname.lastname@example.org. If you require information or guidance in applying for Free School Meals please contact the school on 01686 412289 and we will be happy to help.