Early Years Pupil Premium
From April 2015, Everton Nursery School and Family Centre has been able to claim additional funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) with the aim to support and enrich children's development, learning and care. The EYPP has provided all eligible children with extra funding to enable Everton Nursery School and Family Centre to close their educational gap.
The EYPP provides an extra 53 pence per hour for all eligible three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who were formally in local authority care but who have left care because they were adopted or were subject to a special guardianship or child arrangement order. The aim is that Everton Nursery School and Family Centre will receive £302 a year (£25.16 per month) for each child taking up the full 570 hours funded entitlement to early education.
Please see below for the school’s Early Years Pupil Premium strategy:
Early Years Pupil Premium grant allocation - £10,065.69
The main barriers to learning faced by children who are eligible for EYPP are speech, language and communication difficulties and self-confidence and self-esteem. These barriers have been identified by the school through the completion of on-entry baseline assessments.
In order to address and remove these barriers for eligible children, the grant allocation is spent on three individual interventions:
- Firstly, the school commissions a speech and language therapist (Rachel) from Talk About Town Limited to assess and intervene (through means of one-to-one and small group speech therapy sessions) with all eligible EYPP children who have an identified speech, language and communication need. The impact of this work will be measured through the use of the WellComm speech and language assessment tool with summary reports that document progress made and next steps being provided to both the school SENCO and the child’s parents/carers.
- Secondly, the school commissions the time of a Liverpool Philharmonic musician (Carolyn) to work with a small group of EYPP-eligible children as part of the wider ‘In Harmony’ programme that Everton Nursery School and Family Centre is engaged in. The impact of this intervention is tracked through the Highfield Resilience Tracker.
- Thirdly, the school commissions ACF Design (Tony) to work with eligible EYPP children on a one-to-one basis with the aim to develop children’s communication and language and their self-confidence and esteem through woodwork. The impact of this intervention is tracked through the Highfield Resilience Tracker.
Early Years Pupil Premium grant allocation - £6,860.58
All of the grant allocation for the 2015/16 academic year was spent on commissioning the time of a speech and language therapist from Talk About Town Limited to enrich children's expressive and receptive language. Children's progress in Communication and Language was tracked, recorded and evaluated through the use of the WellComm speech and language assessment tool. Summary reports of progress were shared with children's parents/carers and were shared with the child’s Primary School as part of their transition to Reception Class. The impact of this meant that early interventions had been put in place for identified children in support of their ‘school readiness’.
The school’s EYPP strategy will next be reviewed for the start of the 2017/18 academic year.