Early Years Pupil Premium
What is the EYPP?
The EYPP is a government initiative that targets additional funding to children from predominantly lower income households.
To discover if your family is entitled to EYPP and for further information please look here.
We receive extra funding for these children and use the money to support each entitled child in developing and learning and believe that they can succeed.
Governors have agreed that whilst the Pupil Premium Grant must prioritise the achievement and wellbeing of Disadvantaged pupils, the benefits of resources and services should - wherever possible- extend to include other pupils, many of whom are also vulnerable. We use this money to provide extra staff support and resources to ensure there is accelerated learning to ensure there is little or no difference between the achievement of eligible children and those that are not.
It should be noted that strategies facilitated by the introduction of the EYPP are planned for on a termly basis and the funding allocation is received for a financial year (April – March).
The provision and impact through EYPP is monitored through all levels of leadership and management:
- Governor meetings
- Senior Leadership Team meetings
- Pupil Progress Meetings
- Performance Management Meetings
- Continual Professional Development
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of each pupil
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- We recognise that pupils eligible for Pupil Premium have a wide range of needs, including stretch and challenge for the most able, and we use the funding to improve outcomes for the full range of eligible pupils.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are vulnerable are registered or qualify for Pupil Premium funding. We reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or group of pupils, who the school has identified as being at risk of underachievement.
- We track the progress of pupil premium children rigorously to ensure there is a positive impact on learning outcomes.
- Offering 2 PP children longer days to support them with better attendance. In staying longer Grandpont were able to support them academically and pastorally.
- Providing enriching experiences for PP children which they may not have had access to otherwise. This includes:
- Chick / hatching programme from Living Eggs
- Providing compost, seeds and plants for Spring / Summer gardening experiences.
- To embed our Narrowing the Gap Strategy and action plan for supporting children at risk of underachievement and vulnerable learners.
- Closely track progress each term to ensure we are still narrowing the attainment gap
- provide specialist resources where individual need is identified
- Continue to offer additional sessions to children as we believe this is the most effective use of the funding.