Two Year Old Funding
If the child has been adopted from care they will be entitled to two year old funding, however they must first apply. It has been made very clear to nurseries that they should not offer anyone a free place until they have been provided with a ‘Certificate’ confirming that they are entitled to it.
Pupil Premium Grant
Pupil Premium Plus (5-16yrs) is managed by the VSH to improve the attainment and progress of looked after children. Schools will receive PP+ Funding on the result of a good quality PEP and will receive £500 per term. Funding will not be allocated to Schools if a PEP is not completed. The pupil premium should not be used to fund central services or private schools, as this is provided through the care contract.
The VSH and Virtual School colleagues work with education settings, ensuring interventions are tailored to the characteristics and experiences of the individual. The grant should be spent on improving educational outcomes and ensuring the young person makes at least good or better progress than their peers. Funding should be put in place to improve education experiences of the child.
Pupil Premium (5-16yrs) for SGO, Residential Orders and Adopted Children is funded directly to Schools. The School receive £1900 per annum. The grant should be spent on improving educational outcomes and ensuring the young person makes at least good or better progress than their peers.
The pupil premium for 2017 to 2018 will include pupils recorded in the January 2017 school census and alternative provision census who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order). Please inform schools of the child's status to ensure they are recorded on the school census and receive funding as a result. These are collectively referred to as post-LAC in the conditions of grant.
Please see the link below which explains pupil premium conditions for schools in more detail.
Virtual School Head must be able to demonstrate how the pupil premium and EYPP funding is raising the achievement of our Looked After Children to other governing bodies.