Looked After Children Pupil Premium Grant
The grant allocation of the LAC Pupil Premium Plus is managed by the Virtual School Head in the authority which looks after the children. For the 2019-20 financial year, the DfE have allocated local authorities a provisional amount of £2300 per eligible child, as per the Pupil Premium 2019 to 2020: conditions of grant.
The grant allocation of the LAC Pupil Premium Plus Grant is managed by the Virtual School Head in the authority which looks after the children.
Use of the Pupil Premium is recorded on the electronic Personal Education Plan. ePEP.
For the 2019-20 financial year, the DfE have allocated local authorities a provisional amount of £2300 per eligible child, as per the Pupil Premium 2019-20: conditions of grant.
Doncaster process for the allocation of LAC Pupil Premium funding:
Children are eligible as soon as they enter Care. A "new-into-care" payment will be made to the school when the Virtual School is made aware that a child has entered Care.
Pupil Premium Plus is allocated for Children in Care in three equal amounts on successful completion of the ePEP.
A termly allocation of £633 will be paid to the school for each eligible pupil, upon completion and sign off of the current term’s ePEP by the Virtual School team.
Independent Specialist schools and Alternative Providers.
These settings need to demonstrate that the interventions being funded are over and above those which have been agreed will be provided within the commissioned placement. The school must use the ePEP to identify how they will use Pupil Premium to ensure the pupil achieves their SMART targets to receive the termly allocation of £633.
Additional funding requests
If a requirement for funding in excess of the termly allocation is identified, schools should speak to the Virtual School Raising of Achievement Officer allocated to the child and on agreement complete the Additional funding request section of the ePEP.
Schools will not be paid until the ePEP has been signed off by the Virtual School.
The remaining £300 per eligible pupil will be retained centrally by the Virtual School to meet demand for additional support for individual children or to fund projects.
Children educated in Doncaster but looked after by another local authority, will have their Pupil Premium paid through the authority that looks after them (not by Doncaster)