Early Years Pupil Premium

The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

It is well documented that high quality early education can influence how well a child does at both primary and secondary school, so we aim to make the most of this additional funding in the early years which will break down barriers to educational achievement. 

More data about this will follow shortly.

Pupil Premium 2020-2021

This academic year 2020-2021 an Early Years Pupil Premium intervention has been designed to fit with the evolving situations due to Covid 19, which at some point has affected attendance and accessibility for all children.

Using the data processed by Target Tracker a collection of boxes have been created to address specific attainment gaps. They include a basic pack of tools and equipment - pencils, paper, glue, scissors, string, and a wide range of open-ended materials aimed at the particular area of learning. For example, a mathematics box will have multiples of open ended materials, a ruler, different scale objects, geometric shapes, grids and number lines to support the child in a play-based learning investigation.

This intervention can take place in school or when necessary, at home and is supported by videos with ideas on how to engage with the materials.

The pictures that follow show some of these boxes being put together.

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