Pupil Premium Initiatives
What is Early Years Pupil Premium?
The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding given to settings such as ours, for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The aim of the funding is to close the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and other children. This extra funding provides the opportunity to further raise the quality of provision we provide.
Eligibility for Early Years Pupil Premium:
Children are eligible for EYPP if their parents meet one or more of the criteria outlined below:
v Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
v Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
v Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
v The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
v Child Tax Credit (provided they’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
v Working Tax Credit run on– paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
v Universal Credit
Or if they have been:
v looked after by the local authority for at least 1 day
v have been adopted from care
v have left care through special guardianship order
v subject to a child arrangement order, setting out with whom the child is to live (formerly known as residence orders)
Early Years Pupil Premium funding is based on the children recorded as eligible at each census point. The funding is decided each financial year, as opposed to each academic year.
USE OF EARLY YEARS PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING
Research shows that children who are entitled to EYPP typically face barriers to their educational achievement- the purpose of the funding is to help overcome this. In our setting this is no different, although we recognise that each child and their circumstances are individual and as such there may be children for which none of the identified barriers apply. There are also children for which more than one of the identified barriers apply.
The school and governors have agreed to spend the EYPP funding on aspects that will benefit as many of our children as possible, using assessment data to identify areas where it is most needed.
At Edith Cadbury Nursery School we will never group children according to their socio-economic situation or background. For this reason, strategies which are implemented to raise attainment for EYPP entitled children will often also be accessed by children who are not entitled to EYPP. We will never stop a child accessing a resource or activity which will promote and aid their learning.
Below we have detailed the barriers to learning that the children in our setting face, how we are using our EYPP to overcome these barriers, and how we will measure how effective this has been.