Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) was introduced in April 2015 to schools, nurseries and childminders. The funding is allocated to individual schools for funding children accessing nursery education from low income families, looked aver children, adopted from care and those from families with parents in the armed forces. The purpose of the EYPP funding is to help ‘close the gap’ between the lowest achieving children and those who are making age appropriate progress or above.
Research has shown that these children are more likely to under achieve, therefore the EYPP funding is specifically used to make sure they reach their full potential in the early years.
How are we using the EYPP funding?
Our entry data/assessments show that many children including those from the EYPP group start nursery at significantly below or below age related expectations in all areas of learning.
We also see children whose well-being and self-esteem is particularly low and recognise the highly negative impact this has on their potential; to learn. In response to this analysis we are committed to help all children achieve their full potential by providing a high quality rich environment delivered through high quality teaching and learning experiences.
The 3 Prime areas of learning will be addressed through the EYPP funding as they are crucial to the children’s wider subsequent learning and progress.
In addition, we recognise how important communication and language development is in supporting children to access the nursery curriculum and engage with peers and adults at nursery and within their home environment, without these skills children are unable to flourish and take ownership of their learning.
At Seaham Harbour Nursery School we see raising the attainment of disadvantaged children as part of our commitment to help all children to achieve their full potential by:
- promoting an ethos of attainment for all pupils
- focusing on high quality teaching and learning and effectively deploying staff to support disadvantaged children
- working with families to develop their skills and knowledge in helping their children to play and learn
Please select the links below to view our previous EYPP Strategies.
- EYPP Strategy 2021-2022
- EYPP Strategy 2020-2021
- EYPP Strategy 2019-2020
- EYPP Strategy 2018
- EYPP Expenditure Report 2017-2018
- EYPP Strategy 2017
- EYPP Strategy 2016
- EYPP Strategy 2015-2016
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