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.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2018/19

Number of eligible children: 

2018/19                             

Summer 2018

Autumn 2018

Spring 2019

Number  of children  per term                   

18                                                       

10                                   

12                                    

£300.00 per child per year

 

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

  • Socio-economic factors
  • Lack of parental skills/capacity
  • Speech and language difficulties/autism
  • Low baseline scores in the prime areas of learning – PSED; Physical  and Communication & Language

We intend to spend the 2018/19 allocation on:

How barrier will be overcome

Success measure

Lead

Budget

Sensory room resources

 

Children with ASD have their sensory needs met

SENCO

£1,775

Library book resources

Parents using books with children at home and children demonstrating interest at nursery

Class teacher

£1,500

Individual parent support

Nursery and CC working together and individual needs met

CC Better start workers

Key persons

Cost to school/CC budget

Match funding for Music Therapy

Parents and children learning and working together. Children demonstrating more confidence and initiating learning

Deputy head

 

£2,725

 

 

Total

£6,000

Previous Academic Year: 2017/18

Amount devolved for 2017/2018:  £5,035

The following report details how our allocation of £5,035 was 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

 

The 2019/20 Pupil Premium Strategy review will take place in June 2019. We intend to spend the 2019./20 allocation on:

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

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