Pupil Premium +
Pupil Premium Plus (PP+) funding is allocated to Looked After Children (LAC) at £1900 per year. £600 per term in Cambridgeshire. LAC children from outside Cambridgeshire receive slightly different financial packages depending on which LA they are in care from. This funding is used by the school to raise the attainment and accelerate progress of LAC in school. It is a vital resource to help close the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers.
Each LAC has a Personal Education Plan (PEP). Each term a review takes place of the PEP attended by the child, carers plus school and social care staff. Progress is reviewed and PP+ funding is used to provide additional provisions to narrow any gaps in learning, to facilitate progress and to support any personal or emotional needs in school.
We have a lead lead Designated Teacher for LAC (Mr Heath). Some of the PP+ funding is spent on additional specialist staff to support LAC students pastoral needs (Mrs Setchfield). We also have a specialist teacher from the LA to assist and advise on LAC (Melissa Horn).
Due to the sensitivity around the details of the small number of LAC in Hinchingbrooke School we are not able to publicise specific details of PP+ funding and its impact. However, this information is available on request from the above members of school staff.
In general PP+ funding is used to:
- Provide one to one tuition
- Provide additional resources
- Provide bespoke support for emotional needs
- Contribute towards the cost of extra-curricular activities and events
- Staff training