Heptonstall Junior, Infant & Nursery School
Pupil Premium Funding
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 2016 to 31st March 2017 Heptonstall J, I and N School will receive Pupil Premium funding of £25,800. The Department of Education issue the Pupil Premium allocation to schools from the 1st of April each year.
We currently have eighteen pupils in school who receive Pupil Premium funding. This has risen dramatically from just three pupils when Pupil Premium was first introduced in April 2011.
It is also TEN more children than as at September 2015.
In the current academic year (September 2016 to August 2017) 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 a named Support Assistant or teacher at least once a week on a 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 and KS1||47.2%|
|HLTA/Teacher Support for KS2||40.1%|
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.