@Caldicot_Sch

13:36 PM - 20 Oct 2021

A reminder that Friday 22nd October is an INSET day and school is closed for all students.

08:37 AM - 15 Oct 2021

Today we are celebrating Dydd Shwmae Day! For more information: https://t.co/FMzJpqqKOZ Diolch yn fawr iawn to and all who have sent messages of support!

09:48 AM - 12 Oct 2021

A reminder of the Meet the Form Tutor Evening for Year 7 families on Thursday 14th October from 3.30pm. Students can make an appointment directly with their form tutor.

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1443609121786318854

17:10 PM - 30 Sep 2021

We are excited to be welcoming families of Year 6 from 5.30pm this evening. Preparations are well under way! https://t.co/pYOQLKJ8b3

14:56 PM - 30 Sep 2021

On Monday 4th October 2021, we have Head of School Open Door. Families can make an appointment to meet to discuss any concerns between 4.30 and 6.30pm.

15:30 PM - 28 Sep 2021

We are very much looking forward to welcoming families of Year 6 students to our our Open Evening on Thursday this week (🗓30th September, 5.30 to 7.30pm) https://t.co/I2DBbh4VQL

07:40 AM - 24 Sep 2021

We are looking for a number of examination invigilators to join our team. Check out our advert and get in touch with Mrs Lillie, Examinations Manager, at school https://t.co/JOXzlAgSi7

08:54 AM - 23 Sep 2021

A reminder about the "virtual" Sixth Form Information Evening at 7.00pm on Monday 27th September. Links to access this will be emailed to families of Year 12 and 13 students.

07:14 AM - 22 Sep 2021

We are looking forward to the virtual Year 10 and Year 11 GCSE Information Evening on Thursday 23rd September at 7.00pm. A link to join has been emailed to families.

14:33 PM - 17 Sep 2021

A reminder about the "virtual" Years 7 and 8 Information Evening at 7.00pm on Monday 20th September. Links to access this will be emailed to families of Year 7 and 8 students.

Grant Expenditure

All grant expenditure is designed to support specific areas of the school's work, against local, regional and national priorities. 

How our grant is spent
At Caldicot, our plan for using grant allocations from Welsh Government is integrated into our school improvement plan (SIP). Our four overarching priorities (2019 - 2022) linked to

  • Learning and Teaching;
  • Environment and Culture;
  • Achievement and Standards; and
  • Developing Staff and Others.

Pupil Development Grant
The Pupil Development Grant (PDG) is designed to support improving outcomes and provision for students eligible for free school meals (eFSM) and looked after children (LAC). The PDG is intended to help overcome this additional barrier which prevent learners from disadvantaged backgrounds achieving their full potential.

The total allocation of PDG to this school is £177,100. The school undertakes the following activities in order to support pupils facing the challenges of poverty and deprivation

  • Bespoke Skills based courses;
  • Literacy programme;
  • Numeracy programme;
  • Monitoring & tracking of students (and provide bespoke intervention activities);
  • Targeted support for identified students within The Nurcombe Centre;
  • Bespoke learning experiences designed to engage; and
  • Strategies to support the monitoring and tracking of eFSM students.

The strategies implemented by the school are drawn upon the most effective practice and educational research from organisations such as Sutton Trust and Education Endowment Fund, which includes well-evidenced interventions as part of a whole-school strategy.

Recruit, Recover, Raise Standards Grant
The Recruit, Recover, Raise Standards Grant  (RRRS) is designed to support improving outcomes and provision for students in examination year groups, who have been particularly affected by the time missed in school owing to the Coronavirus. The grant is intended to support rapid 'catch up' for these students.

Our RRRS is spent in the following way for 2021-22

  • Appointing additional teaching staff to focus on improving standards in literacy and numeracy, as well as attendance and wellbeing;
  • Appointing PSE Champions to support the effective implementation and delivery of the new Relationships and Sexuality Curriculum;
  • Install visual displays for communal areas to raise awareness of mental health issues and provide support to students through QR codes;
  • Allocate academic tutors to identified students in Year 11, 12 and 13 to support learning and wellbeing;
  • Invest in an online platform to support progression routes (pre and post-16);
  • Membership fees to PiXL/PiXL6 to identify strategies for improvement, especially those students who have been affected by the pandemic.