Realising the potential of Children in Care

Pupil Premium Plus 2017-18

The Local Authority receives £1,900 for each child in care and this funding will initially be retained by the Virtual School Kent Headteacher as required by the Department for Education (DfE). The Virtual School Headteacher is responsible for the use of Pupil Premium Plus to close the learning gap and realise the potential for all children in our care, wherever they live.

The payment of this funding to schools in the 2017/18 financial year will initially be £900 per child in care paid in three £300 termly instalments. Any additional funding will be provided according to the needs of the child and there is no set maximum amount.

It is our intention to pay any agreed funding to schools as follows:

  • Installment 1 paid in the June 2017 advance for the period up to 31st August 2017
  • Installment 2 paid in the November 2017 advance for the period up to 31st December 2017
  • Installment 3 paid in the February 2018 advance for the period up to 31st March 2018

If a child who is subject to a VSK agreement leaves your school before the end of term then the payment to your school will stop at the end of the current term/payment period and the funding will follow the pupil at the start of the next term/payment period with a new agreement between VSK and the new school.

VSK Pupil Premium Plus Policy 2016/2018 (October 2017)

Pupil Premium 2017 to 2018: Conditions of Grant

Pupil Premium: Virtual School Heads’ Responsibilties (DfE July 2014)

Kent’s Pupil Premium Plus Payment Schedule for Schools 2017/18

How to Apply for Pupil Premium Plus

Other Local Authority Children in Care

Each Local Authority has its own policy and therefore there will be variations. Kent Schools who have Children and Young People in Care from other Local Authorities on their roll must contact the Headteacher of the relevant Virtual School to request their Pupil Premium Plus policy. The name and contact details of other Virtual School Headteachers can be requested from the Kent Virtual School team.

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Virtual School Heads are also responsible for managing the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) which will be given to early years providers that CiC attend. Early year’s providers are any organisation that offers education for children aged under 5, including nurseries and child minders.

Examples of Good and Effective Use of PP+