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

Pupil Premium Strategy for 2018-19
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.

lorna-newOur 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.

Our teaching and learning philosophy integrates creative provision throughout every area of the E.Y.F.S curriculum. We know this to be inclusive of all learners and learning styles as it can include a vast canvas of possibilities ranging from exploration, investigation, physical skills, thinking skills, problem solving and creative expression. We know this intervention to close the gaps in achievement so all of our children succeed and fulfil their own potential.

The benefits of EYPP for our young learners have been significant and this academic impact has shown in our data (Target Tracker).

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