Early YearPupil Premiu

School Year 2021-22

 

Nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers have been able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) to support children’s development, learning and care.

National data and research tells us that children who are 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 reception, compared with 64% of other children. The Early Years Pupil Premium provides us with extra funding in order to support closing this gap. ​It is well researched that high quality early education can influence how well a child does at both primary and secondary school. Hillview Nursery School wants to make the most of this additional funding.

 

For the Summer 2021 & Autumn 2022 term each eligible child provides Hillview Nursery School with £302.10 per term. 

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Term                                     Number of children                  Amount 

Summer 2021                       09                                          £2718.90

Autumn 2022                        11                                          £3323.10

Total                                                                                    £6042.00

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The purpose of the fund is to ‘diminish differences’ often associated with children eligible for early years pupil premium.  This is carried out in a number of ways at Hillview Nursery School. ​Children arrive in Hillview Nursery School often below the expected level of development, and so ongoing assessment is used in order to identify individual children’s needs.  The main barriers to educational achievement that the disadvantaged children in our school face are:

 

  • Below aged rated expectation in language and communication

  • Below aged rated expectation in social interactions

  • Below aged rated expectation in emotional development

 

Small intervention groups such as communication and social groups are used in order to improve communication skills and social interactions for our disadvantaged as well as other children needing extra support.  The groups are held 3 times a week, and are evaluated weekly in order to plan effectively for the following week’s group. Evidence is collated in order to track children’s progress and identify how the gap is narrowing in attainment.

Measuring the impact of EYPP spending

At Hillview Nursery School, we are able to close the gap successfully because we have a rigorous and robust tracking and monitoring system to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their starting point and personal situation, are making sufficient progress to meet and exceed their personal targets.

All pupils will be monitored, and their data analysed, on a termly basis.

We have spent  £500 on identified intervention such as ICan, bucket time and promoting social and emotional wellbeing.

 

Equality Objective

To improve attendance and outcomes, particularly in the prime areas of learning

 

Why we have developed this objective:

  • To improve wellbeing, self esteem and social status

  • To provide additional support for communication and language development.

 

What we are doing to meet this objective:

  • EYPP children are offered free lunches and up to 15hours extra provision.

 

Measuring children’s outcomes and progress against the following criteria:

1. High wellbeing and involvement levels overtime, monitored and reviewed through pupil progress checks by SLT

2. Improved attendance and in the spring term to achieve 96% attendance. This is to be monitored by admin team by producing half termly reports.

You must also get at least one of the following:

  • You must also get at least one of the following:

  • Income Support

  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190

  • Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit - your household income must be less than £7,400 a year after tax not including any benefits you get

  • You may also get early years pupil premium if your child is currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales or if your child has left care in England or Wales through:

  • adoption

  • special guardianship order

  • a child arrangements order

You may also get early years pupil premium if your child is currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales or if your child has left care in England or Wales through:

  • adoption

  • special guardianship order

  • a child arrangements order

How to apply

To apply for early years pupil premium speak to your childcare provider or local council.