Early Years Pupil Premium

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.

So far this year we have received £6996 for our pupil premium grant.

It is well documented that high quality early education can influence how well a child does at both primary and secondary school so we want to make the most of this additional funding in the early years which will break down barriers to educational achievement.

Pupil Premium Strategy for 2019-20 Our assessment tool, Target Tracker shows that the prime areas of learning:- Personal and Social Education, Communication and Language and Physical Development are the areas we need to focus on to address our Pupil Premium children’s main barriers to educational achievement.

Our artist in residence Lorna Rose, works under the Pupil Premium funding to support and encourage creative thinking, learning and idea extension specifically for these children. This interaction happens in all areas of the nursery based on the learning requirements of this group of children.

Lorna Rose is a visual artist and early years specialist who works with an ‘inquiry based’ focus using the children’s interests as a starting point to progress learning. She uses materials and environmental provocations to promote curiosity whilst supporting development using open ended questioning and Sustained Shared Thinking.


CLL: Decrease in PP children at ARA – More children have been added to the group

PD: Gap has closed PSED: Gap has narrowed slightly , but there continues to be a large gap between PP and NPP. Lit: Gap has narrowed Math: Gap has increased. (by 3%)

UW: Gap has increased (10%) EAD: Gap has increased

The Senior Management Team analyse pupil premium data on a termly basis and the current data shows that there is a large gap in personal, social and emotional development between pupil premium children and non-pupil premium children. We also do not want the gap to widen in maths between pupil premium children and non-pupil premium children. So this term Lorna Rose, visual artist and John Godbold, storyteller are focusing their work with pupil premium children on personal, social and emotional development and mathematical development. This has involved the children being actively involved in creative work, interactive storytelling and problem solving. In addition to this weekly group trips within the locality will give the children valuable real life experiences. Such work will boost children’s self-esteem and confidence and will encourage collaborative work which builds and encourages peer to peer relationships.

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