Early Years Pupil Premium
Peartree Way Pre-School, Nursery and Forest School provide a broad spectrum of interventions to support academic, social and personal well-being development. These areas include specific Early Years Interventions and Self-regulation and is based on the research of the Sutton Trust and the Education Endowment Foundation which can be found at http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/toolkit/
Pupil Premium 2016 -17
Pupil premium received for this financial year is £5,283. We intend to use this for new staff training in Readit2 Programme, Forest School equipment e.g. saws, drills, loppers etc. and Numicon resources for the outdoor area.
Pupil Premium 2015 -16
Since this initiative was brought in during the Summer Term 2015, the impact of Early Years Pupil Premium at Peartree Way Nursery School has been to:
Train all staff to achieve BCC Level 1 – Introduction to Forest School.
Train 2 key staff to achieve BTEC Level 3 – Forest School Leader.
Purchase Numicon maths resources to support early numeracy skills
Support children to access the Readit2 Programme – a specific 1:1 programme to promote a love of books and early literacy skills. Resources have been purchased, key staff have received specific training and all staff have received introduction training.
Provide Play Therapy where appropriate to support children with challenging behaviour.
As this is the first full year that we have received funding we will be looking at our end of year data to ensure that our children who attract this additional funding achieve in line with or above the national average for all pupils at this age. Mid-year analysis is showing that EYPP children are achieving at least age related expectations.
During the last year we have received £9063 (as at May 2016)
We continue our focus on closing the gap in achievement between vulnerable pupils and their peers; support pupils who both met the criteria and/or required additional support to achieve their potential;and provide engaging activities to ensure that learning continues to be rich.
We are purchasing equipment and resources to fully embed Forest School activities and ethos throughout the setting to raise levels of wellbeing and self-esteem. Using the Leuven Scales of Well-being and Involvement has supported staff to evidence the deeper level learning which is taking place throughout Child Initiated Play.
We continue to extend the Numicon provision to ensure the resource is used both inside and outdoors. This will enable children to recognise the significance of number and maths in everyday life and begin to understand mathematical concepts.
We continue to implement Readit2 to promote early reading and literacy skills. Resources will be replenished and extended. Our data has shown that children who have engaged in this project have achieved or exceeded age related expectations.
We maintain links with a Play Therapist who we can consult for support and guidance when the need arises. The strategies she has already shared with the staff have enabled children reflect on their behaviour and develop personal and social skills.