Pupil Premium Grant


The Pupil Premium is additional funding for schools in order to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap for ‘vulnerable groups’.

Pupil premium funding is allocated to:





The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.

The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.

As far as its powers allow the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others.

The school will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.




The Headteacher, in consultation with the Governors and teaching staff, will decide how the Pupil Premium is spent for the benefit of entitled pupils.


The school will assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.


The grant may be used to ensure that all pupils have full access to broad educational experiences, such as residential courses and competing in sporting events.


The school will be accountable for how it has used the additional funding of those pupils covered by the Pupil Premium and the Headteacher will report to the governing body on how effective the intervention has been in achieving its aims.


The school will publish online information about how they have used the Premium.


Through in-year assessment, the school will seek to further develop strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of these pupils.

The school will track the impact of the strategies put into place through the funding to ensure that we can show the value that has been added to the education of the entitled children.

The school will monitor evaluate and review the success of the impact of the pupil premium funding.



2016/17 Allocation

Foreland Fields School received £83,826 Pupil Premium funding for 2016/17.  

The table below details how the 2016/17 funding was allocated:



Rationale/Intended   Outcomes

Number of   pupils


Communication  Support / Resources

Individual and small group support from TAs focused on communication. Includes purchasing apps for iPads linked to communication targets.



Hydrotherapy   Intervention

Improvements with balance, toleration of touch, initiation and maintenance of eye contact.   Improved social participation.



Counselling   Services

Improve emotional wellbeing of specific pupils through access to   trained counsellor. Increased engagement in learning.

Improved self-esteem and confidence. Happier pupils and students.   Improvements in learning – readiness to less.



Forest School

Outdoor learning   experience. Respect for nature. Increase in children’s self-belief,   confidence, learning capacity, enthusiasm, communication and problem-solving   skills. Improved emotional wellbeing.



Higher Level Teaching Assistant Intervention

1:1 and small   group support. Literacy/numeracy focused support. Lego therapy.



Family Liaison Officer (% of wage)

Additional   support for parents and pupils/students. Increased engagement with the   school, improved attendance.



Teaching Assistant Support

1:1/small group   support – core subject area focus. Focused intervention.



Additional Teacher Support (% of wage)

1:1 small group   teacher support. Core subject area focus. Communication intervention.





Music Sessions /   Therapy

Group/individual music based activities motivate interaction,   facilitate socialisation and improve social skills.

Improvements in social interaction, e.g. turn taking and listening and   responding to another person.

Research has shown that music lessons have a positive effect on   reading and mathematical achievement in early childhood and adolescence. 



Translator Services

Increased   parental participation in reviews/meetings.




Play Enrichment

Play leaders   across the school. Increased enrichment opportunities. Resources to encourage   particiapation, engagement, joint attention, communication and appropriate   behaviour.



Horse Riding

Development of   balance and coordination. Exercise and strengthen seldom used or tense   muscles. Promotion of sense of wellbeing and increased confidence.




Research has   suggested improved social interaction skills amongst children with   disabilities linked to aromatherapy and massage. Essential oils can have a   dynamic state on emotional state.



Art Therapy

Art therapy has many benefits   including fostering self-expression, enhancing coping skills, managing   stress, and strengthening a sense of self. This translates into improved   communication, behavior, and cognition.




Total received 2016/17



Total Spent






Impact/Outcomes of 2016/17 Pupil Premium Grant

Level and progress comparisons were made between pupils/students in receipt of the funding against those not in receipt (rest of the school).


Comparisons carried out in English and Mathematics.


See ‘Pupil Premium Comparisons 2017’ file (below) for full details.





Forest School Impact

Forest school attendance positively impacted on pupils wellbeing, behaviour and confidence.

Notable impact of Forest School attendance includes:


See ‘Forest School Impact 2017' file (below) for full details.


2017/18 Allocation

Foreland Fields School has been allocated £85,735 for 2017/18. Funds will be allocated similar to the above, however in addition the following interventions will be implemented: 





Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Early Years Pupil Premium is available for early years settings to improve the education they provide for children who meet the set criteria. Children must receive free early education in order to attract the funding. The criteria by which pupils will be eligible for the funding includes those on Income Support and Jobseeker’s Allowance.

Foreland Fields School will be identifying those eligible for the grant and using it to provide additional educational support and early intervention.


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