Early Years Pupil Premium
The Early Years Pupil Premium is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3 and 4 years olds. The aim of the Early Years Pupil Premium is to close the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and other children by providing additional funding to settings such as ours, therefore providing the opportunity to raise the quality of provision we offer.
Early Years Pupil Premium at Whitehills Nursery School
At Whitehills we support all children to achieve their full potential. We see it as our responsibility to ensure we meet the needs of each and every child recognising them as individuals.
For those children entitled to Early Years Pupil Premium, we will identify the most appropriate way to use their funding. This will help us to ensure we tailor the support we offer in a way that is most appropriate to meet the needs of each individual child.
We think carefully about the most vulnerable families and we ensure we plan provision for the children that live in these disadvantaged circumstances. We will spend the pupil premium allocation following discussion between staff and parents/carers; we also take in to account observations of the child in the setting and the child’s assessment data.
We are flexible in our approach, this ensures we are responsive to the particular needs of each child.
The predicted amount of EYPP for the Spring Term (Jan-Apr) amounts to £333.00
The predicted amount of EYPP for the Summer Term (May-July) amounts to £609.00
Once the children’s assessments have been carried out in October, staff will plan interventions and calculate how the pupil premium funding will be utilised. Staff have already identified children with communication and language difficulties.
The impact of the EYPP will be measured on a termly basis alongside children’s assessment. An Action Plan will be put into place for individual children.
The date of the next review of the schools pupil premium strategy will be in the Autumn Term 2017 when the Head Teacher will decide how to spend the balance of the money and plan for the term. The Head Teacher will have the evidence generated by the assessment and well-being data and use the funding effectively to improve the outcomes for the children.