What is Pupil Premium Plus?
Pupil Premium Plus is a government grant to support and promote the education of children and young people in care and those who have been adopted from local authority care. The financial arrangments do however differ.
Pupil Premium Plus for Looked after Children:
From 1 April 2014 Pupil Premium Plus can provide each looked after child (LAC) of school age with £1,900 to support their education. However, some children may get more, some less, depending on an assessment of their individual needs. Children and young people will be eligible as soon as they enter care. Pupil Premium Plus must be used to improve outcomes and raise attainment.
The Virtual School Head Teacher of the borough responsible for them is responsible for making sure there are effective arrangements in place for allocating Pupil Premium Plus funding to benefit children looked after their borough.
How the grant is to be used must be clearly identified in each young person’s Personal Education Plan [PEP] in consultation with the designated teacher and the social worker, plus contributions from the carer and other relevant professionals
Pupil Premium Plus for adopted Children:
From April 2014, schools in England can receive the Pupil Premium Plus for children adopted from care, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005. To enable us to claim the allowance, parents should inform us about their child and provide supporting evidence, for example, by providing a photocopy of the Adoption Order (with sensitive information concealed). Parents must self-declare before the Spring census on 15 January 2015 which is the date schools complete the annual School Census. This will then trigger the payment of the Pupil Premium to the school from April 2015.
If you require further information or would like the school to claim the Pupil Premium Plus for your child please contact our Pupil Premium and Inclusion Co-ordinator Ms Jenny Man.