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.
- We currently have 28 children who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding this academic year.
- The allocated grant this year is £300 per child.
- The main barriers to educational achievement are highlighted using our assessment tool Target Tracker. *
- This is also one way 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.
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 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.
A collection of materials boxes have been created to address creative and critical thinking skills relevant to the whole EYFS curriculum.
They include 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 is taking 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.