Pupil Premium funding is allocated for pupils on the school roll that are known to have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the last six years. Children who were adopted from care also receive Pupil Premium funding.
For the period 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 Heptonstall J, I and N School will receive Pupil Premium funding of £17,800. The Department of Education issue the Pupil Premium allocation to schools from the 1st of April each year.
We currently have twelve pupils in school who receive Pupil Premium funding.
In the current academic year (September 2019 to August 2020) Heptonstall School is using its Pupil Premium funding to provide both individual and sometimes group intervention to ensure continued progress and academic achievement. This is mainly focused on Literacy and Numeracy Teaching.
Children in receipt of Pupil Premium work with our named Support Assistant on a regular timetabled basis. The majority of funding received is used to support this work. Any remaining funding is used to buy any necessary resources to support these children. The breakdown of expenditure is approximately as follows:
|Support Assistant for EYFS, KS1 & KS2||86%|
The predicted impact of this support and intervention is an improvement in social skills/relationships; improved school attendance and greater confidence when facing new challenges, especially in Literacy and Numeracy.
The Support Assistant has the initial responsibility of monitoring and recording progress made by the children and reports back to the Class teacher and Headteacher on a regular basis. A Pupil Premium Monitoring form is used for this purpose which is an on-going monitoring tool for each child in receipt of the Premium.