Early Years Pupil Premium at Pastures Way

As from April 2015, Early Years settings have been able to access EY pupil premium each term. This money is designed to narrow the attainment gap between young children from low income families and their peers, setting them on a path to a more successful future.

Children are eligible for the money if their parents are on: income support; income based JSA; income related Employment and Support allowance; support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; Guaranteed element of State Pension credit; Child Tax credit; working tax credit, OR if they are Looked After Children; adopted or under special guardianship.

 Children become eligible when they turn three.  In the Autumn 16 term we have 14 eligible children. The funding received was spent on a visit to nursery by a farm and forest school trips. 

In the past we have spent funding on:

  •  Forest Schools
  • A photography project
  • Trips to the library
  • Training to support feelings and behaviour
  • A visit by a farm

therefore we plan to use the money for:

  • Theatre Trips
  • Photography projects
  • Music sessions for the children that also train the staff
  • Forest school sessions
  • More signing training focused on feelings and behaviour

Last year children made expected progress in more than half of the areas of learning.  This year we hope they will make better progress in Literacy, Maths and Understanding of the World.