What is the EYPP?
The EYPP is a government initiative that targets additional funding to children from predominantly lower income households. (EYPP funding is 53p per hour for eligible children).
The extra funding for children is used to support each entitled child in developing and learning and believe that they can succeed.
Governors have agreed that whilst the Pupil Premium Grant must prioritise the achievement and wellbeing of Disadvantaged pupils, the benefits of resources and services should - wherever possible- extend to include other pupils, many of whom are also vulnerable. We use this money to provide extra staff support and resources to ensure there is accelerated learning to ensure there is little or no difference between the achievement of eligible children and those that are not.
It should be noted that strategies facilitated by the introduction of the EYPP are planned for on a termly basis and the funding allocation is received for a financial year (April – March).
The provision and impact through EYPP is monitored through all levels of leadership and management:
- Governor meetings
- Senior Leadership Team meetings
- Pupil Progress Meetings
Early Years Pupil Premium 2017 to 2018
Term 1 £1144.80
Term 2 £1144.80
Term 3 £1669.50
Early Years Pupil Premium funds are spent with these aims in mind:
- To close the attainment gap and accelerate progress
- To provide experiences that enhance and enrich children’s learning
In the academic year 2017/2018 Early Years Pupil Premium has been spent as follows:
1. Enrichment Activities to include:
- Natural History museum and bus trip
- walks to Shot Over
- a bus trip to the library.
- Teddy bears picnic and story telling at Brookes University
- sensory sessions
- Subsidised trip to the cotswold wildlife park
the enrichment activities have followed childrens interests and have given them opportunities to develop further understanding and language in the context of the theme.
2. Introduction of books bought for home - two books for each child will be bought to support story telling at home. Children are introduced to story telling of familiar traditional stories. The books will help them to gain confidence in re-telling stories and developing story language.
3. Additional teacher to lead a nurturing wellbeing group to support school readiness. The focus will be to look after the allotment. Children in the group will develop resilience and supported to manage their feelings. They develop language through talking about what they are doing, negotiating how to do things and reflecting on what they have achieved.
Early Years Pupil Premium 2016 to 2017
21 children in Slade Nursery School and Day Nursery have been eligible for additional funding to enhance their learning and development opportunities. We have taken different approaches to meet the specific needs of children.
Children have benefitted taking part in small group activities which provide a range of first hand experiences which enhance speech and language development along side understanding of the world they live in.
- Oxford Botanical Gardens and bus trip
- Five current buns from the local bakers shop
- Hill End outdoor learning experience
- Shotover walks
- Covered market and bus trip
- Library visit and bus trip
Nurture group contribution towards additional teacher
- Looking after the allotment. Developing confidence through 'having a go'. Children developing an understanding of looking after things which grow.
A sensory room has been set up with a range of resources as a quiet space for children to explore their senses.
- Children who need more support to learn through all their senses use the sensory room to help them to be more aware of themselves in the environment. They find satisfaction in using the senses which give them enhanced feed back.
- A drama group exploring feelings and choices