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Hindpool Nursery School

A community that loves to learn

   
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Hindpool Nursery School

A community that loves to learn

Pupil Premium

Introduction

The Early Years Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2015. The Government believes that Early Years Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to close the attainment gap between children. National data and research tells us that children from low income and other disadvantage families do less well than their school peers. the Early Years Pupil Premium will provide us with extra funding to close this gap.

The Early Years Pupil Premium provides an extra 53 pence per hour for three and four year-old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who were formerly in local authority care, but left care because they were adopted or were subject to a special guardianship or child arrangements order. This means an extra £302 per year for each child, taking up the full 570 hours funded entitlement to early education. 
 

We recognise that the pupil premium funding is a means of addressing some of the issues associated with social disadvantage and in particular, in narrowing and hopefully eventually closing any gap in attainment where this exists. In making appropriate provision for this we also acknowledge that not all pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium are socially disadvantage. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for Pupil Premium. The Governors reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as needing additional support to achieve improved outcomes in learning and/or well-being

 

WHAT THIS MEANS TO OUR SCHOOL

When a child joins our nursery all parents are asked to complete a Pupil Premium form which helps us to assess if their child will be eligible for this extra funding, all information provided is treated in the strictest confidence and shared only with the County Council to confirm eligibility.

Here at Hindpool Nursery School, this extra funding may be used in a variety of ways depending on the individual needs of the current cohort of pupils. This might include:

  • Increasing the staffing numbers so that children can be supported better in the classroom.
  • Targeted interventions for small groups or individual children in order to support their personal, social or emotional development, their language and communication skills, their literacy or mathematical skills.
  • Providing additional resources or staff training to meet specific needs.

All staff working at Hindpool Nursery School are very skilled at identifying and targeting gaps in any child’s learning and in supporting them to fill these gaps, this additional funding will allow us to do this even more effectively.

It is well documented that high quality early education can influence how well a child does at both primary and secondary school, so we welcome this additional funding which will help us give all the children attending our school the best start possible.

Each year we provide a full breakdown of the funding we received, how we used it to support the children and the impact it has on their achievement. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic we do not have a full set of results so continue to report on 18/19 as this was our most recent, full school year.

Number of Pupils and Pupil Premium Grant received for 2018/19

Total number of 3-4 year old pupils

48

Total number and % of pupils eligible for PP

16   (33%)

Looked After Children

1

Early Years PP Total

16 chn = £4,832

In 2018-19 this money was spent on providing an extra member of staff who worked with the children individually and in small nurture groups to enhance their learning in areas of the curriculum in which they were achieving less well. For most children this involved working on their 'Personal, Social and Emotional' development (PSE) and their 'Communication and Language' skills. For more able children, targets were set to extend their learning and development. In some areas of the curriculum children receiving Pupil Premium achieved better than those who were not.

What impact did the funding have?

Chn with PP

Chn without PP

% of children who left Nursery in-line or above what is expected for their age in Personal, Social and Emotional Development

82%%

82%

% of children who left Nursery in-line or above what is expected for their age in Communication and Language

84%

80%

       

After a review of the 18/19 spending, the following are the key priorities for the year financial year 19/20 and shows how we will spend the Pupil Premium allocated funds.

 

Our Priorities are:

  • With the help of our families, to ensure that each child that is entitled to receive the funding is, to the best of our ability, quickly identified and appropriate provision and support put in place.
  • To continue to narrow the disadvantage gap by addressing inequalities and raising the attainment/progress of those students entitled to pupil premium.
  • To support the more able pupil premium pupils to ensure they are stretched and targeted to meet their potential

How will we do it?

  • Targeted additional support strategies resulting in every student, however financially disadvantaged being able to achieve well particularly in the Prime Areas.
  • Continuing to offer targeted interventions for small groups or individual children in order to support their personal, social or emotional development, their language and communication skills and, where appropriate, their literacy or mathematical skills.

How will we measure impact?

  • Children receiving Pupil Premium will be closely tracked through the year by key staff to ensure they are making good progress in their learning and development. This will be further measured by termly assessments.

This strategy will be reviewed in July 2021

   
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