Early Years Pupil Premium
Our EYPP governor is Mrs. Ruth Thompson. Mrs. Thompson regularly visits nursery to look at how we are using the EYPP funding allocation and the impact it is having on eligible and other children.
Early Years Pupil premium
From April 2015, nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers will be able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care.
National data research tells that children eligible for free school meals tend to do less well, for example in 2014 45% of children eligible for free school meals achieved the expected level at the end of the early years foundation stage compared with 64% of other children. The Early Years Pupil Premium is to provide us with extra funding to close this gap.
The Early Years Pupil Premium provides an extra 53 pence per hour for three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who were formally in local authority care but who have left care because they were adopted or were subject to a special guardianship or child arrangements order. This means an extra £302 a year for each child taking up the full 570 hours funded entitlement to early education. This additional money could make a significant difference to us.
At Ightenhill Nursery School, we have high aspirations for all our children and strive to ensure that each child reaches their full potential. In order to achieve this, early identification of barriers to learning is of paramount importance. We therefore identify any barriers and then plan how to overcome these, provided targeted, personalised learning ensuring children make rapid progress in order to ‘narrow the gap’. We recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged qualify for EYPP. We therefore ensure that the funding also supports any children who are in need of intervention to overcome barriers to learning.
All our work is aimed to accelerate progress to reduce the attainment gap, particularly in the prime areas of the EYFS curriculum, to improve attendance and to work closely with parents to support and work in partnership in their child’s learning.
If you require any further information or would like to see some of our interventions in action, please do not hesitate to contact me.