Early Years Pupil Premium 2021-22

Early Years Pupil Premium 2021-22

Basis of Funding 2021-22 Overall Allocation

Funding per child =  £0.53 per hour for 15 hours per week

Autumn Term 2021

 

Number of children: 14

 Total Funding = £1,446.90

Total funding for this year = 

At Pembury, we are committed to high achievement and equality of opportunity for all. We are aware that in our locality, many children face barriers to their learning, particularly those barriers associated with social and economic challenge. Every year therefore, we run a programme of focused interventions to accelerate children’s learning. All children may access these learning experiences, but children eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) are specifically targeted.  EYPP funding is used to impact the learning of this group of children at nursery school and beyond. Progress and impact is assessed each half term and we have noted that all children, irrespective of their EYPP status, make rapid and sustained progress.

How are we using EYPP funding in 2021-2022?

Based on the funding we have received since September 2021, this year we are spending the funding on a ‘Musical Marshes’ Project with Sinan (please see below).

Musical Marshes Project with Sinan

  • Pembury is excited to be providing ‘Musical Marshes’, a music project to develop children’s cultural capital and diminish attainment difference.
  • This is an inclusive project, teaching children in small groups or individually
  • The children learn to sing and sign the notes of a musical scale using the Kodaly Method (Do,Re,Mi). This develops their sense of pitch and dynamics.  Using 8 physical divisions (from lying to standing tall) a musical staircase effect is created.
  • The children also learn to read musical notation. They stand on a giant musical stave, then move between the lines and spaces to create music. This is played simultaneously on the violin which culminates in the children playing songs they know on the stave, using themselves as the notes.
  • This explorative way of learning through music sparks children’s interest and progress in communication and language skills, early phonics and early number skills.
  • The Kodaly Method of learning music is also about the essential wellbeing of the child.  Learning requires several fundamentals to be in place. Young children have the opportunity in the music sessions to practice skills in being able to listen, communicate, concentrate, feel good, take part in groups, make relationships, and think creatively… These fundamentals form the basis of more formal learning later on.
  • Research has found that schools using this approach in Hungary (where Kodály was from) excel in all other subjects and have improved children’s wellbeing (Abi Rooley-Towle, 2.6.19)

 Click here for action plan 

The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided as of April 2015 to Early Years settings. The funding is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of 3 and 4 year olds in state funded early education who meet at least one of the following criteria:

Their family receives one of the following:-

      • Income Support
      • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
      • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
      • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
      • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
      • 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)
      • Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
      • Universal Credit - For places starting in the summer term 2018 (on or after 1st April 2018), or any subsequent term, if a parent is entitled to Universal Credit they must have an annual net earned income equivalent to and not exceeding £7,400, assess on up to three of the parent's most recent Universal Credit assessment periods.
  • They are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales
  • They have left care in England or wales through:

-An adoption order

-A special guardianship order

- A child arrangements order 

Children for whom we receive Pupil Premium for are referred to as 'disadvantaged' by the government and this funding is provided to close the achievement gap between this group and other children.

Early Years Pupil Premium 2020-21

Basis of Funding 2020-21 Overall Allocation

Funding per child =  £0.53 per hour for 15 hours per week

£8069.25

Autumn Term 2020

 

Number of children: 16

 

 Total Funding = £1653.60

 

Spring Term 2021

 

Number of children: 15

 Total Funding = £1431.00

 

Summer Term 2021

 

Number of children: 49

 Total Funding = £4984.65

Total funding for this year = £8,069.25

At Pembury, we are committed to high achievement and equality of opportunity for all. We are aware that in our locality, many children face barriers to their learning, particularly those barriers associated with social and economic challenge. Every year therefore, we run a programme of focused interventions to accelerate children’s learning. All children may access these learning experiences, but children eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) are specifically targeted.  EYPP funding is used to impact the learning of this group of children at nursery school and beyond. Progress and impact is assessed each half term and we have noted that all children, irrespective of their EYPP status, make rapid and sustained progress.

How are we using EYPP funding in 2020-2021?

This year we are spending the funding on a ‘Musical Marshes’ Project (please see below) and Forest School Training (including outdoor first aid training). Please click here to find out more about Forest School activities at Pembury. The Nursery Team have participated in professional learning and development Maths Through Art Project with Anni McTavish, Early Years Creative Consultant, to support the teaching and learning of mathematics through visual arts To support this we purchased some sensory numeracy resources.

Musical Marshes Project with Sinan

  • Pembury is excited to be providing ‘Musical Marshes’, a music project to develop children’s cultural capital and diminish attainment difference.
  • This is an inclusive project, teaching children in small groups or individually
  • The children learn to sing and sign the notes of a musical scale using the Kodaly Method (Do,Re,Mi). This develops their sense of pitch and dynamics.  Using 8 physical divisions (from lying to standing tall) a musical staircase effect is created.
  • The children also learn to read musical notation. They stand on a giant musical stave, then move between the lines and spaces to create music. This is played simultaneously on the violin which culminates in the children playing songs they know on the stave, using themselves as the notes.
  • This explorative way of learning through music sparks children’s interest and progress in communication and language skills, early phonics and early number skills.
  • The Kodaly Method of learning music is also about the essential wellbeing of the child.  Learning requires several fundamentals to be in place. Young children have the opportunity in the music sessions to practice skills in being able to listen, communicate, concentrate, feel good, take part in groups, make relationships, and think creatively… These fundamentals form the basis of more formal learning later on.
  • Research has found that schools using this approach in Hungary (where Kodály was from) excel in all other subjects and have improved children’s wellbeing (Abi Rooley-Towle, 2.6.19)

 Click here for action plan 

The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided as of April 2015 to Early Years settings. The funding is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of 3 and 4 year olds in state funded early education who meet at least one of the following criteria:

Their family receives one of the following:-

      • Income Support
      • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
      • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
      • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
      • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
      • 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)
      • Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
      • Universal Credit - For places starting in the summer term 2018 (on or after 1st April 2018), or any subsequent term, if a parent is entitled to Universal Credit they must have an annual net earned income equivalent to and not exceeding £7,400, assess on up to three of the parent's most recent Universal Credit assessment periods.
  • They are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales
  • They have left care in England or wales through:

-An adoption order

-A special guardianship order

- A child arrangements order 

Children for whom we receive Pupil Premium for are referred to as 'disadvantaged' by the government and this funding is provided to close the achievement gap between this group and other children.

Early Years Pupil Premium 2019-20

Basis of Funding 2019-20 Overall Allocation

Funding per child =  £0.53 per hour for 15 hours per week

 

Autumn Term 2019

 

Number of children: 14

 

 Total Funding = £1446.90

 

Spring Term 2020

 

Number of children: 26

 Total Funding = £2480.40

 

Summer Term 2020

(Estimate as figures have not been confirmed yet)

 

Number of children: 26

 Total Funding = £2480.40

 

Total funding for this year (with estimates for Summer term) = £6,407.70

How we are using the funding in 2019-20:

Environment Of Inquiry Project...

  • We are working with a resident artist (15 days across the year) to develop communication and language skills, shared sustained thinking and problem solving during high quality adult-child interactions.

The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided as of April 2015 to Early Years settings. The funding is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of 3 and 4 year olds in state funded early education who meet at least one of the following criteria:

Their family receives one of the following:-

      • Income Support
      • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
      • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
      • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
      • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
      • 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)
      • Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
      • Universal Credit - For places starting in the summer term 2018 (on or after 1st April 2018), or any subsequent term, if a parent is entitled to Universal Credit they must have an annual net earned income equivalent to and not exceeding £7,400, assess on up to three of the parent's most recent Universal Credit assessment periods.
  • They are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales
  • They have left care in England or wales through:

-An adoption order

-A special guardianship order

- A child arrangements order 

Children for whom we receive Pupil Premium for are referred to as 'disadvantaged' by the government and this funding is provided to close the achievement gap between this group and other children.

EYPP Impact Statement

Progress and Achievement of EYPP children (2019-2020)

  • This year we have received EYPP (Early years Pupil Premium) funding for 13 children. This is 19% of the 3-4 year old cohort in nursery class. 
  • At the beginning of the year, baseline entry (October 2019) showed 2 (14%) of these children were meeting ARE (Age Related Expectations).
  • Due to a COVID-19 related lockdown for the summer term 2020, the progress for children in receipt of EYPP 2019-20 has been predicted
  • Therefore, by the end of the year (July 2020), the progress of children in receipt of EYPP had increased to a ‘prediction’ of 9 children (69%) having met or exceeded ARE in all areas of the curriculum. Some children also have complex high need SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities), which means they are making slower progress, with lots of support.  3 of the 9 (23%) children who achieved ARE were working at a level above expected ARE in all areas of the curriculum
  • We predict all of the children in receipt of EYPP would have made expected steps of progress across all areas of learning.
  • 9 (69%) children we predict would have made better than expected steps of progress across all areas of learning.

Early Years Pupil Premium 2018-19

Basis of Funding 2018-19 Overall Allocation

Funding per child = 38 weeks @ 15 hours per week @ £0.53 per hour = £302.10

13 Children @ £302.10 = £3927.30

Number of children: 13

 How we are using the funding in 2018-19:

Environment Of Inquiry Project...

  • We are working with a resident artist (17 days across the year) to develop communication and language skills, shared sustained thinking and problem solving during high quality adult-child interactions.

The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided as of April 2015 to Early Years settings. The funding is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of 3 and 4 year olds in state funded early education who meet at least one of the following criteria:

Their family receives one of the following:-

      • Income Support
      • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
      • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
      • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
      • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
      • 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)
      • Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
      • Universal Credit - For places starting in the summer term 2018 (on or after 1st April 2018), or any subsequent term, if a parent is entitled to Universal Credit they must have an annual net earned income equivalent to and not exceeding £7,400, assess on up to three of the parent's most recent Universal Credit assessment periods.
  • They are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales
  • They have left care in England or wales through:

-An adoption order

-A special guardianship order

- A child arrangements order 

Children for whom we receive Pupil Premium for are referred to as 'disadvantaged' by the government and this funding is provided to close the achievement gap between this group and other children.

EYPP Impact Statement

Progress and Achievement of EYPP children (2018-2019)

  • This year we have received EYPP (Early years Pupil Premium) funding for 13 children. This is 18% of the 3-4 year old cohort in nursery class.
  • At the beginning of the year, baseline entry (October 2018) showed 5 (38%) of these children were meeting ARE (Age Related Expectations).
  • By the end of the year (July 2019), this had increased to 10 children (77%) having met or exceeded ARE in all areas of the curriculum. Some children also having high need SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities), which means they are making slower progress, with lots of support.
  • All of the children in receipt of EYPP made expected steps of progress across all areas of learning.
  • 9 children (69%) made better than expected steps of progress across all areas of learning.

 

Early Years Pupil Premium 2017-18

Basis of Funding Eligible Children 2017-18 Overall Allocation
Funding per child = 38 weeks @ 15 hours per week @ £0.53 per hour = £302.10 Number of children = 19
19 Children @ £302.10 = £5739.90

Breakdown of how the funding was used in 2017-18:-

  • Worked with a resident artist (20 days across the year) to develop communication and language skills, shared sustained thinking and problem solving during high quality adult-child interactions

EYPP Impact Statement

Progress and Achievement of EYPP children (2017-2018)

  • This year we have received EYPP (Early years Pupil Premium) funding for 18 children. This was 22.5% of the 3-4 year old cohort in nursery class.
  • At the beginning of the year, baseline entry (October 2017) showed 3 (17%) of these children were meeting ARE (Age Related Expectations).
  • By the end of the year (July 2018), this had increased to 9 children (50%) having met or exceeded ARE in all areas of the curriculum. Some children were also having high need SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities), which means they were making slower progress, with lots of support.
  • 15 of the children in receipt of EYPP made expected steps of progress across all areas of learning (83%).
  • 10 children (56%) made better than expected steps of progress across all areas of learning.