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16:38 PM - 26 Sep 2022

We are excited to launch our first recipe, which students will be making in food and nutrition 🙌 https://t.co/glxiX2VG3u

11:42 AM - 23 Sep 2022

We look forward to welcoming our Year 8 and 9 families on Monday 26th September 2022 for our middle school information evening. This meeting will take place at 7.00pm in the main hall

10:11 AM - 20 Sep 2022

We have been experiencing problems with our information management system, We apologise if you've received multiple correspondence. We understand the matter is now resolved

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07:37 AM - 20 Sep 2022

A reminder for all families of children in Year 6 that our Open Evening will take place on Thursday 6th October 2022. We look forward to seeing you all https://t.co/pSCFVhXWye

07:16 AM - 20 Sep 2022

We look forward to welcoming our sixth form families on Thursday 22nd September 2022 for our information evening. This meeting will take place at 7.00pm in the main hall

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07:15 AM - 20 Sep 2022

We have a number of exciting support staff roles that we are looking to fill. For more details, please visit our career site https://t.co/AoQb3yRGg5 https://t.co/FqfzTkLrV1

20:00 PM - 13 Sep 2022

School will be closed to all students and staff on Monday 19th September 2022. This follows the bank holiday announcement made to mark the funeral of the late Queen, Elizabeth II

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19:11 PM - 8 Sep 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with The , following the passing of HM The Queen. We give thanks for an extraordinary life of service and duty. May she rest in eternal peace https://t.co/xDv7DU3iYM

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12:18 PM - 7 Sep 2022

We have been informed by of disruption to services across the UK due to strike action on Thursday 15th and Saturday 17th September. There will be no rail replacement services running on strike days. Further information is available https://t.co/BZLQRRJkGF https://t.co/OsyicQKyJ6

17:09 PM - 2 Sep 2022

A reminder of the start of term arrangements. We look forward to seeing all students on Wednesday 7th September. Enjoy the final days of the holidays https://t.co/0s1NrEKUyJ

Grant Expenditure

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

How the delegated grants are spent
At The Bishop of Llandaff, our plan for using grant allocations from Welsh Government is integrated into our school improvement plan (SIP). Our four overarching priorities (2020 - 2023) linked to

  • Learning and Teaching;

  • Ethos and Environment;

  • Achievement and Standards; and

  • Developing Staff.

Professional Learning Grant
Welsh Government has awarded schools in Wales additional financial support, through a Professional Learning Grant (PLG) to enable staff to prepare for the new curriculum for Wales. The grant has enabled us to continue to offer first class professional learning through the funding of a dedicated learning and teaching team to support our staff through effective planning, implementation as well as delivering our in-house professional learning and our strategic work on the new curriculum. 

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. Our total allocation is £85,299.

Our PDG is spent in the following ways for 2022-23

  • Learning Coach/Mentor;
  • Maths and English teaching;
  • Alternative provision for those students identified as potentially becoming NEET (not in education, employment and training); and 
  • Enrichment opportunities. 

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 2022-23

  • 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.

"The school's use of the Pupil Development Grant has secured outstanding outcomes for those eligible for free school meals"
(Estyn)