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Llanrhidian Primary School

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Education Improvement Grant

Education Improvement Grant or RCSIG - Regional Consortia Support Improvement Grant 2022-23

This  plan focuses on raising standards for all, reducing the attainment gap, and delivering an education system that is a source of pride and public confidence, which are our overarching aspirations for education in Wales.



  • Foundation Phase support staff classroom and intervention structure

  • Classroom based intervention and focused groups sessions

  • Provision of ongoing assessment strategies to monitor progress of all pupils

  • Provision of effective literacy strategies such as  read write inc, handwriting, write dance, squiggle as you wiggle, Nessy and Speech Link.

  • Provision of effective Numeracy strategies such as numicon, focused groups, reasoning and choice and challenge tasks.

  • Encouraging independence, creativity and self directed learning, through the foundation phase philosophy and our  approach to planning, allowing all pupils to have a voice.

  • Enabling pupils to use ICT/DCF skills effectively across the curriculum and areas of learning.

  • Providing rich practical learning opportunities both inside and in the outdoors as appropriate.

  • Teaching assistants deployed effectively to support all learners.


Success Criteria

  • Improved provision and attainment for learners in Pod Pili-Pala, Pod Pengwin and Pod Pysgodyn through developing integral skills to realise the four purposes.

  • Maintain good staffing ratios to provide optimum levels of support for pupils

  • Provide and deliver effective learning through play and group learning activities.

  • Improved standards in Literacy, Numeracy, Wellbeing & Creative Development across the lower pods.

  • Increased pupil voice within the planning process resulting in improved pupil independence and self directed learning.

  • Increased rich learning opportunities provided in both the indoors and outdoors.

  • Teaching assistants deployed effectively impacting on learning progress.


Grant Funding

EIG Funding = £62,539

Expenditure of £90,129 for 114 hours of TA support April to August and 141 hours of TA support September to March (Subsidised by school)

Links to SDP: L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, C1, C2

Links to Estyn Framework: NIA 1,2,3,4,5


The entirety of this grant has been used to support pupil progress and well-being.  Adequate staffing has ensured that individual pupils receive the support and attention needed to thrive within their school learning environment as well as through blended learning.