Pupil Premium Plus is a government grant to support and promote the education of children and young people in care. Each year, Pupil Premium Plus is allocated to Sutton Virtual School for each Sutton Child Looked After of school age to the value of £2345 to support their education. Sutton Virtual School makes £600 of PP+ available for Children Looked After of statutory school age at each termly PEP for schools to use to support their learning needs. Schools are able to make requests to the Virtual School Headteacher for additional PP+ funding at the PEP meeting where a need is identified.
A school will receive a direct payment of £2345 each year for each Previously Looked After Child. It is up to schools how they choose to spend this grant and further guidance can be found on the Pupil Premium pages of the DfE website.
Pupil Premium Toolkit
This Pupil Premium Plus Toolkit illustrates some examples of how PP+ can be used by schools to effectively support a Child Looked After.