Celebrating achievement for all in a caring environment

PDG Funding 2015-16


The Pupil Deprivation Grant allocated to St Woolos Primary School from September 2015 to July 2016 is £88,300. The number of pupils in receipt of free school meals is around 40%.

The School Effectiveness Grant, Welsh in Education Grant and Pupil Deprivation Grant are regularly scrutinised by the Governing Body, supported by advice from the Education Achievement Service (EAS) and Newport City Council.

This year the school will undertake the following activities in order to support pupils facing the challenge of poverty and deprivation:

  • Fund TA and teacher staffing for a range of intervention programmes that support Literacy, Numeracy , Communication, Emotional Development and Developmental Co-ordination
  • Fund staffing for nine hours weekly to monitor attendance (SSO2)
  • Fund 3×2 hr in-school sessions with an Occupational Therapist
  • Fund play therapy and counselling sessions with a counsellor and a psychotherapist
  • A continuation of our ICT project with Value Added Education to develop the use of ipads as a means of developing creative writing and responses.
  • Course fees and supply for training in:

ICT (Digital images, imovie, class apps etc.)



Intervention strategies for ALN and MAT pupils


Child Protection

Teaching and Learning feedback

  • Music workshops in Gamelan Drumming,  Digital Music Composition and Nursery Music-making with ‘Upbeat Music’
  • ‘PlayLearnPlay’ KS2 play-based team-building and pupil leadership sessions with an LNF focus
  • ‘milittleipad’ workshops across KS2
  • ‘Joe’s Sensory Gym’ sessions in Nursery
  • Purchase thirty tablets for Guided Group Reading
  • Purchase two laptops for intervention groups
  • Purchase six ipads
  • Purchase additional reading books to supplement the reading scheme
  • Purchase lunchtime play equipment
  • Lunchtime supervisor training
  • Purchase class construction equipment
  • Purchase Nursery play equipment to develop gross and fine motor skills
  • Purchase a Iight table and four tablets for Nursery
  • Subsidise transport for class visits, enrichment activities and sports activities