Early Years Pupil Premium

Mission Statement

Their minds and their futures are entrusted in our hands for a few brief years of childhood. We must do all in our power to serve them well

Pugh, C. 1996 Contemporary Issues in the Early Years

Rationale

The pupil premium 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.

https://www.gov.uk/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings

Background

Pupil premium funding is allocated in local authority maintained and non-maintained schools to children from low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM); children who have been eligible for free school meals anytime in the last six years (called Ever6 FSM); those children in local authority care and children whose parents are serving in the armed forces.

Schools are able to consider how they will spend the Pupil Premium funding, with that focus on narrowing and ultimately closing the achievement gap. Schools are held accountable as to how the funding has been spent and the impact the funding has had.

To ensure transparency, Ashbrow School publishes information online as to how the Pupil Premium funding has been spent and the impact of the previous year’s funding.

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) 2015/2016

Number of pupils on roll during Summer 2 2016: 64

Percentage of pupils eligible for Ever6 FSM: 28.1%

The EYPP (Early Years Pupil Premium) was introduced from January 2015.

 Early Years Pupil premium allocation for 2015/2016 academic year was: £104,133.00

 The EYPP allocation for 2015/2016 was targeted to:

Provide additional targeted interventions / catch up groups led by experienced practitioners in the Early Years Foundation Stage to ‘narrow the gap’ and improve levels of attainment, particularly focussed on communication and language and personal, social and emotional development.

 

Attainment comparison at the end of the academic year 2015/16 for all Reception children and 18 eligible pupil premium children

 

 

Pupil Premium Children at or above ARE

All Children at or above ARE

Pupil Premium Children

Average Points Progress

15-16

All   Children

Average Points Progress

15-16

Making relationships

60%

77%

8.9

8.5

Self confidence

60%

78%

7.9

7.6

Managing feelings

67%

77%

8.0

7.7

Listening and attention

67%

81%

8.5

7.8

Understanding

73%

84%

8.0

7.7

Speaking

67%

80%

8.8

8.2

Moving and handling

60%

72%

8.5

7.7

Health and self-care

47%

67%

7.6

7.6

Reading

40%

58%

7.9

7.6

Writing

40%

59%

8.9

7.7

Numbers

60%

77%

9.3

9.1

Shape and space

60%

75%

9.4

9.3

People and communities

60%

66%

9.9

9.2

The World

60%

67%

9.2

8.3

Technology

67%

81%

9.2

8.8

Exploring and using media

60%

75%

9.2

8.4

Being imaginative

60%

73%

9.6

8.6

Overall

 

 

9.6

8.2

 

EYFS Good Level of Development 2015/2016

Pupil Premium Children

Good Level of Development

15/16

All Children

Good Level of Development

15/16

39%

56%

 

 

Early Years Pupil Premium: Allocation for 2015-16

Budget allocation: £104,133.00        

Based on eligible pupils in October 2015: 18    

 

Strategy

Cost

Impact / Actions

Staffing:

Ashbrow curriculum:

Before school support for Breakfast Clubs.

Activity support workers for lunchtime.

Forest School

 

£20,003

 

An average of 25% of Early Years pupil premium children are benefitting from regularly attending breakfast club which is helping readiness to learn and develop personal, social and emotional skills.

Forest School inspires our learners, enriches the curriculum, impacts on attendance and focusses learning on PSED, The World and PD.

Focus on a wide variety of lunchtime activities for targeted children which in turn support afternoon learning.

The PASS (pupil attitude to school survey) data for October 2015 creates a positive picture and staff are working with specific pupils as needed.

 

 

Teaching staff:

Increased number of qualified nursery nurses working within the unit.

Trained specialists in speech, language and communication development.

 

£17,750

 

50% of children enter early years with poor speech, language and communication skills. Small targeted groups work on specific language skills eg Jabadao, fine motor skills

 

Support staff:

Four learning mentors and experienced INco to support and nurture those children who are of social, mental and emotional health concern (SMEH).

 

£12,500

One learning mentor specifically identified for Early Years support for 25 hours per week.

Support for children identified by staff and other agencies to have SMEH issues (50% pupil premium) through encouraging engagement with school, monitoring of behaviour and support to deal with where possible. Measured through Readiness to Learn profile.

 

 

Attendance:

Learning mentor time allocated to reduce unauthorised and persistent attendance. Rigorous checking of unauthorised non-attendance, links with L.A., home visits etc.

 

 

 

£2,030

 

 

Links with LA officer will reduce persistent attendance, families in distress have clear link person. Daily telephone calls and follow up home visits take place as needed.

Strategy

Cost

Impact / Actions

 

Intervention for reading:

Twice weekly sessions from reading impact team.

 

£1,250

 

Children identified by teaching staff as needing further support with either decoding or comprehension to boost towards age related expectations.

 

Staff training:

OTrack, 2simple and GL baseline assessment

 

 

£500

 

 

 

All staff to receive training on the use of online tracking and recording systems to allow staff to identify gaps across the curriculum and implement strategies to impact on learning.

 

Strategy

Cost

Impact / Actions

Resources

 

 

OTrack, 2Simple and GL assessment complete digital solution purchase included standardised and diagnostic assessments.

 

 

£10,100

 

 

Diagnostic assessments indicate areas of concern and offer solutions. Standardised assessments offer individual reports to devise personalised learning element to support teacher’s planning and resourcing.

 

 

Development of the Early Years outdoor provision

 

£40,000

 

 

Children to benefit from year round access to cross curricular opportunities to enhance learning experiences which impact on GLD.