EARLY YEARS PUPIL PREMIUM AT THE ACE CENTRE NURSERY SCHOOL

With our termly intake of new starters, the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) group can contain children from different year groups and the group can change throughout the academic year.

The funding is received in three blocks. It is calculated per pupil each term on a pro rata basis from the census point that a child joins the school.

Early Years Pupil Premium funds are spent with the following aims in mind:

    • To enhance nurture experiences and accelerate settling in by promoting high wellbeing and involvement levels.
    • To provide experiences and interactions that effectively address each child’s individual social, emotional and learning needs by addressing any areas of need and/or by offering extension opportunities to enhance a child’s interests, strengths and talents.
    • To ensure regular and increased attendance, where necessary.
    • To support and boost early language development.
    • To close any gaps in attainment and ensure maximum progress is made by each individual child in receipt of EYPP.
    • To encourage and support family involvement in initiatives such as family focus weeks, parent workshops, parent consultations with the aim of supporting both the child and their family to overcome any barriers they may face in gaining the maximum value from their involvement in high quality early years education.
    • To support children’s early learning by enriching the home learning environment and working with parents and carers to enhance their understanding of their child’s development and learning and of how they can support effectively.
    • To facilitate family attendance at meetings and conferences with other professionals, to ensure early intervention is accessed to support any identified needs for the child and family.
    • To increase children’s access to outdoor learning and Forest School.
  • To ensure that children and families make a successful transition to primary education, with children ready for school and parents confident and knowledgeable to act as advocates for their child throughout all stages of their education.

Evaluation of impact and value for money achieved by a range of interventions has been sought through reference to research via the Educational Endowment Fund website.

In designing our Pupil Premium strategy, we have also considered the research undertaken by NFER and the DfE into the most effective ways to support the achievement of disadvantaged pupils.
The progress and attainment of all children in the Nursery school, including those eligible for EYPP, is closely monitored so that we can quickly identify and respond to individual needs. There is a process to regularly update observations of individual children’s interests, strengths, needs and any barriers to learning.

EARLY YEARS PUPIL PREMIUM 2018-2019

EARLY YEARS PUPIL PREMIUM 2017-2018

EARLY YEARS PUPIL PREMIUM 2016-2017

In the academic year 2016-2017 the spend of Early Years Pupil Premium to date is as follows:

  • Autumn 2016 £1224.30
  • Spring 2017 £1240.20
  • Summer 2017 £2520.00
    • Teaching Assistant hours targeted to deliver speech, language and communication development programme (Early Talk Boost) and 1-1 language support
    • Additional sessions in Nursery School to support attendance, to promote school readiness, to enable parents to attend meetings with other professionals involved with their child or family
    • Additional Forest School sessions for children with limited access to outdoor experiences or to extend access to this provision where we have observed a positive impact on children’s social, language, wellbeing, involvement or self-regulation skills
    • Living Eggs experience: a stimulus for involvement, talk and nurture at the start of the Nursery School year
    • Teaching Assistant hours targeted to support pupil engagement and the development of self-regulation skills
    • Whole team training on protective behaviours
    • Providing each child with their own copy of a termly high quality “core” book and a writing resources pack to support home learning and connections between home and learning in Nursery School
    • Providing a full day in Nursery School, including Lunch Club sessions, to promote school readiness
  • Additional staff hours to support transition to Primary School for vulnerable learners: additional visits in to Nursery School, supported visits to Primary School for child and parent

EARLY YEARS PUPIL PREMIUM 2015-2016

Funding received during the academic year 2015-2016 was as follows:

  • Autumn 2015 £954
  • Spring 2016 £1311.75
  • Summer 2016 £1812.60

10 of the 45 children who left Nursery School during the academic year 2015-16, were in receipt of the EYPP (22.2% of the cohort). Analysis of progress and attainment data for this group shows outstanding levels of progress and improved attainment across the curriculum.

A detailed evaluation of the impact of EYPP funding is completed for each individual child.

In the academic year 2015-2016 Early Years Pupil Premium was spent as follows:

    • Targeted Teaching Assistant hours:
      1. to deliver speech, language and communication development programme (Early Talk Boost)
      2. to provide 1-1 language support in sessions and to deliver individual speech and language programme
      3. to enhance teaching and learning at Forest School, for individual children during sessions, in group times and in sessions
      4. to offer transition support for pupil with SEND at the end of sessions and aid his development of self-regulation skills
  • Additional sessions in Nursery School to support attendance, to enable parent to attend parenting course in our Children’s Centre
  • Additional Forest School sessions for child and father
  • Living Eggs experience: a stimulus for involvement, talk and nurture at the start of the Nursery School year
  • Purchase of Boardmaker software to enhance visual timetable with cues re routines and boundaries
  • Whole team training on emotion coaching
  • Training for two practitioners on the Early Talk Boost programme
  • Creation of a Pupil Premium lending library with a range of high quality books to enhance home learning
  • Providing Lunch Club sessions to promote school readiness
  • Additional staff hours to support transition to Primary School for vulnerable learners: additional visits in to Nursery School, supported visits to Primary School for child and parent, successful application for additional funding in Reception Year, involvement in appointment and training of TA for child’s Reception class
  • Work by our Teaching Assistant (a trained US Occupational Therapist) to devise and offer a sensory programme
  • Extension Literacy opportunities for gifted learner, including phonics, writing and reading (including purchase of a reading scheme and enhancing the pupil premium lending library with more challenging fiction and non-fiction books)
  • 1:1 EAD sessions to promote talk, wellbeing and involvement in an identified area of interest and strength