This week, Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education announced in a written statement the changes that will be made to the Pupil Deprivation Grant 2017-18. Which is includes some great news for the Early Years.
In her statement, the Minister said that “in taking Wales forward 2016 – 2021 we are committed to ensuring every child gets the best start in life”. It is intended that:
- the Early Years PDG will be doubled for learners in the Foundation Phase
- the PDG to support three-year-old looked after children will be extended at the same rate as all other looked after learners
The full statement a copy of the letter sent to all schools and the Essential Guidance notes can be downloaded below