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14:07 PM - 3 Dec 2021

A reminder that on Monday 13th December 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.

08:56 AM - 3 Dec 2021

We have two exciting opportunities to join our school in September, following internal promotions. These include Head of Mathematics; and teacher of science (biology). Please follow the link for more details https://t.co/R6BvasimSu

09:25 AM - 1 Dec 2021

Please find link below to a letter from Mr Belli regarding an update on face-coverings, which has also been emailed to families https://t.co/mC1Oz9LvQb

10:15 AM - 27 Nov 2021

Retweetd From Caldicot School Engineering

Caldicot School has put a smile on 180 children's faces for Christmas Day. Nice! https://t.co/mol8M4ZDvK

11:03 AM - 22 Nov 2021

Reminder to all families that this Friday 26th November is an INSET Day and the school will be closed to students.

14:49 PM - 19 Nov 2021

We have raised £742 so far for today. Thank you very much for the donations! https://t.co/4Aik81Tec1

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1460660700494376960

17:27 PM - 16 Nov 2021

We will be supporting on Friday 19th November with a non-uniform day - £1 donation welcomed https://t.co/ruoOYAsY5M

17:00 PM - 15 Nov 2021

We are looking for an additional teacher of mathematics to join our team from September 2022. Click on the link for more details https://t.co/pLrOJ5kJc6

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1459596077426905088

18:56 PM - 13 Nov 2021

Retweetd From Caldicot School Music

Set this date in your calendars 😀 Saturday 18th December 6pm 🎶 Virtual Christmas Concert in aid of Caldicot Food Bank. Here is our first special message from https://t.co/EFyNxGEKvX

11:12 AM - 12 Nov 2021

Please follow the below link to a letter from our Chair of Governors, indicating the joint decision to end the formal partnership between our school and The Bishop of Llandaff CiW High School at the end of the academic year. https://t.co/Ew6VZL7wkf

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.