Early Years Pupil Premium Funding for Ethelred Nursery School and Children’s Centre


Early Years Pupil Premium Funding is additional funding from the Department for Education (DfE) for Early Years settings to help further improve the educational outcomes for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds.

Current Academic Year: 2017/18

Amount devolved for 2017/2018:  £5,035

The main barriers to educational achievement that the disadvantaged children in our school face are:

  • Below age-related language and social skills
  • Parenting skills

We have chosen to focus on interventions to support early literacy and PSED because these skills underpin all learning.

To support parents, our Children’s Centre offers a variety of parenting programmes such as Triple P; Parents as Partners; Being a Parent; and Henry: healthy start, brighter future.

The impact of the pupil premium will be measured by looking at tracking data outcomes for vulnerable children.

The following report details our allocation of £5,035 and how it will be spent for the year 1/04/17 to 31/03/18

Activity/focus of service

Cost

Rationale

Expected impact

Additional Meal Supervisor hours to support vulnerable children before/after the lunch time period

Meal Supervisor hours- part costs

£1,000

To support vulnerable children whose on- entry baselines are below age-related expectations

A higher proportion of children attain age- related expectations in CLL and PSED than indicated by baseline data.

More resilience and independence demonstrated

Music therapy sessions for targeted children who have learning and development needs

 

Music Therapy tutor - part costs

£1,035

To engage parents to develop further strategies to support their children at home through an enjoyable and accessible medium that is proven to have benefits.

To develop children’s self-confidence, motivation and persistence

Observed improved parental engagement. Improvement in child’s ability to lead, direct and sustain their own learning

 

Weekly creative arts enrichment activities delivered by a community artist, to broaden children’s experiences and develop language, PSED, and physical skills

 £3,000

Community Artist costs

To support the development of early language, PSED and physical skills

An Improvement in outcomes for Communication and Language, PSED and fine motor control based on the previous year’s data

 

Previous Academic Year: 2016/17

Amount devolved for 2016/2017:  £6,042.00

The following report details how our allocation of £6,042.00 was spent for the year from 1/04/16 to 31/03/17

Activity/focus of service

Cost

Rationale

Impact

Small intervention groups

TA hours - part costs £880

To support vulnerable children whose on- entry baselines are below age-related expectations

A higher proportion of children attain age- related expectations in CLL and PSED than indicated by baseline data.

Music therapy sessions for targeted children who have learning and development needs.

 

Music Therapy tutor part costs X 3 terms

£1,662

To engage parents to develop further strategies to support their children at home through an enjoyable and accessible medium which is proven to have benefits.

Observed improved parental engagement. Improvement in child’s ability to lead, direct and sustain their own learning.

 

Educational visits to support enrichment activities

 Backfill staffing £500.00                             

 

To extend children’s learning by providing a variety of activities that promote interest, motivation and sustained engagement.

Development of communication and language skills and social skills

Higher levels of interest and engagement.

Speaking and listening skills developed, along with Understanding of the World

Weekly music activities delivered by a music teacher, to support early literacy and mathematical development.

£3,000 To support the development of early language and mathematical skills An Improvement in outcomes for literacy and mathematics based on the previous year’s data

 

The 2018/19 Pupil Premium Strategy review will take place in June 2018. We intend to spend the 2018/19 allocation on:

  • Sensory room resources
  • Improved library book resources
  • Match-funding for Music Therapy
  • TA hours for language groups

For a printable version of this policy, please click here.