We were commissioned by Welsh Government to review the existing Early Years Pupil Deprivation Grant (EYPDG) allocation mechanism and make recommendations as to whether the current approach could be practicably improved.
In undertaking the review we considered the:
- suitability of the current method for allocating the grant;
- examined the approach adopted in other countries for funding this type of support and considered their suitability in the Welsh context; and
- considered some potential alternative approaches in detail, including providing a picture of what the allocation might look like; and
- sought the views of local authorities and learning settings.
Our review has not identified any fundamental issues with the current allocation method for EYPDG. However, we have identified a small number of potential improvements to the current approach.
Click the image below to view our evaluation report.
If you would like more information, or would like to discuss the report, please get in touch with Andrew Stephens or Ana Harries or call 029 2090 9500.