Pupil Premium

Leasowe Nursery School and Family Centre
– Early Years Pupil Premium 2018/2019


Early Years Pupil Premium Grant Allocation - £12,288.60

Through analysing the needs of children, this year’s funding has been used in 2 distinct ways:

  1. To support a very large percentage of children with specific communication and language priorities (75% of children attended bespoke language groups facilitated by SENCo and speech and language therapist SLA)

  2. To support all children funded through EYPP in developing their feelings and behaviour and communication and language specifically through an enhanced curriculum of Forest Schools and an artist in residence project

Priority areas for development, identified through Baseline assessments:

  • Personal, social and emotional – Managing Feeling and Behaviour.

  • Communication and Language – Understanding and Speaking.

  • 1 child with complex additional needs, funding used as a contribution to higher staff ratio (1:4 v 1:13).

  • Children and family in need of emotional support due to emerging mental health / SEND considerations.

  • Families needing additional sessions due to a social care status or family stress.

Action Plan:

The funding was used towards:

  • Providing an additional member of staff in order to continue with Forest School session, (children working on a 1:7 ratio v 1;13). Forest School sessions enable children to build resilience, confidence and self-esteem, which in turn impacts on managing feelings and developing good behaviour strategies.

  • EYPP children benefit from WellComm assessments and 75% benefitted from bespoke language groups.

  • Providing SEND HUB and bespoke provision for identified children (high staff ratio, specialised environment).

  • Providing bespoke support for children under individual circumstances, often providing additional sessions or support for parents.

  • Providing a three-day artist in residence in support of the Narrative Immersion curriculum Impact of funding - Children’s Progress and Attainment Summary.

  • 99% of children have made at least expected progress (36% above expected progress) in personal, social and emotional development (average across 3 aspects).

  • 98% of children have made at least expected progress (35.5% above expected progress) in physical development (average across 2 aspects).

  • 93% of children have made at least expected progress (37% above expected progress) in communication and language (average across 3 aspects).

  • 73% of children made at least expected progress (29% above expected) in literacy (average across 2 aspects).

  • 96% of children made at least expected progress (50% above expected) in mathematical development (average across 2 aspects).