Early Years Pupil Premium

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional Government funding to help raise attainment for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds. All parents and careers are provided with information regarding eligibility for EYPP during the Nursery induction process.

 

At St Thomas Centre Nursery School, we support all children to reach their full potential. For those children who are entitled to Early Years Pupil Premium, we carefully consider the most appropriate way to spend the allocated funding to overcome barriers and meet the needs and interest of individual children. Listening to and taking account of the feelings and wishes of all our children, including our Looked After children, helps us to identify how to support each child. Our detailed knowledge of individuals, alongside our assessment data and research findings informs our approach and identifies how we will measure the effect of this funding.

At St Thomas Centre Nursery we have previously used EYPP funds to support Communication and Language development and Literacy Development.

Including:

  • Visit to the Theatre 
  • Drama and Language groups visiting the nursery - Language Alive
  • Library Take home books to support home learning 
  • Cost towards language groups to develop Speaking and Listening skills differentiated to children's ability. 

 

Early Years Pupil Premium 2020-21 

The main barriers to educational achievement are highlighted using our assessment tool Target Tracker. Please see the table and analysis below which explains how we put in appropriate interventions to close the gaps between Pupil Premium and Non- Pupil Premium children. 

Target Tracker is also one way we measure the effect of the Pupil Premium interventions. 

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

Baseline Assessments September 2020 

Baseline 

CLL 

PD 

PSED 

LITERACY 

MATHS 

UW 

EAD 

Age related and above 

PP 

50% (10) 

NPP 

53% (19) 

 

PP 

65% (13) 

NPP 

72% (26) 

 

PP 

55% (11) 

NPP 

67% (24) 

PP 

25% (5) 

NPP 

44% (16) 

PP 

25% (5) 

NPP 

42% (15) 

PP 

30% (6) 

NPP 

42% (15) 

PP 

35% (7) 

NPP 

50% (18) 

Below age related 

PP 

50% (10) 

 

NPP 

43% (17) 

PP 

35% (7) 

 

NPP 

28% (10) 

PP 

45% (8) 

 

NPP 

33% (12) 

PP 

75% (15) 

 

NPP 

56% (20) 

PP 

75% (15) 

 

NPP 

58% (21) 

PP 

70% (14) 

 

NPP 

58% (21) 

PP 

65% (13) 

 

NPP 

50% (18) 

 

There are 20 pupil premium children and 36 non pupil premium children in this group 

The majority of pupil premium children are working at below age-related expectations, in particular PSED, Literacy, Maths, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design. 

Family group sessions have been planned to focus on narrowing the gap from Autumn 1 with a particular focus on developing concentration and listening skills. 

Pupil Premium 2020-2021

 Strategy

  • We currently have 23 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 significant gaps in all areas of learning between non PP and PP children. 

Action
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 supportd by Lorna Rose our cretive facilitator 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.

 

 
Birmingham Federation of Maintained Nursery Schools logo