Early Years Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-22

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. 

This year we have 30 children who will receive Pupil Premium funding.

You can read our Pupil Premium Strategy below:

 Early Years Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-2021
  • We had 28 children eligible for Pupil Premium funding
  • The allocated grant was £300 per child.
  • The main barriers to educational achievement were highlighted using our assessment tool Target Tracker. *
  • Target Tracker is how we measure the effect of the P.P interventions.

Our Pupil Premium strategy is under constant review which is guided by the Standards and Progress Reports which are made every term.

The Pupil Premium intervention was 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 we have seen that there are no significant differences in the achievement of PP and Non PP children. The largest gap is showing in Literacy where 5 more PP children have achieved AR—age related levels than non.

Action
A collection of materials boxes were created to address creative and critical thinking skills relevant to the whole EYFS curriculum.

They included a pack of tools and equipment - pencils, paper, glue, scissors, string, and a wide range of open-ended materials aimed at initiating original thinking.

For example, a box could 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 around maths and numbers.

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

 

Further information regarding Pupil Premium Children 2020-2021:

-5 out of the 8 SEND children receive EYPP.

- SEND children make up 18% of PP group

-11 are boys, 16 are boys

-2 speak English as their first language

-9 are classed as vulnerable (5 due to SEND)

-1 is a child in care (LAC)

  • Minimal gaps between pupil premium children and those who do not receive pupil premium, there is no significant difference in the achievement of PP and non PP children. The largest gap is on CLL, PD, MATH and EAD where 4 fewer NPP children have achieved AR or above.

Pupil Premium 27 Children NPP 24

Sum 2021

CLL

PD

PSED

LIT

MATH

UW

EAD

Age  related and above

PP78%(21)

NPP 71% (17)

 

PP 89%(24)

NPP 83%(20)

PP 74%(20)

NPP 79%(19)

PP 82%(22) 

NPP 79% (19)

PP 78%(21)

NPP 71%(17)

PP 74%(20)

NPP 75%(18)

 

 PP 85%(23)

NPP 79%(19)

Below age                        related

PP 22%(6)

NPP 29%(7)

PP 11% (3)                     NPP 17% (4)

PP 26%(7)

NPP 21%(5)

PP 19%(5)

NPP 21%(5)

PP 22%(6)

NPP 29% (7)

 

PP 26% (7)

NPP 25%(6)

 

PP 15%(4)

NPP 21%(5)

 

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