Pupil Premium is additional funding for all publicly funded schools in England and Wales to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. In 2014 the DfE announced that every child who has left Local Authority Care as a consequence of Adoption, Special Guardianship Order, Child Arrangements Order or Residence Order is entitled to Pupil Premium Plus (PPP). As an Independent School we only receive pupil premium for our pupils placed by their Local Authority are eligible for Pupil Premium Plus.
All of our pupils have struggled in mainstream education and as such all of our focus is on helping these disadvantaged children raise their attainment levels. We have a number of pupils who receive this PPP and a number of pupils who do not.
We have decided therefore that each academic year we will decide on interventions that will be appropriate for those pupils in receipt of the PPP. The PPP income we receive from LA’s will then be topped up by us to allow for ALL of our pupils to receive that same intervention.
Furthermore each year we will ring-fence a small percentage of that income to be allocated towards staff training and development.
As of April 2021 we have recently been allocated PPP for the eligible pupils on our roll in January 2020. Over the next year we will spend this income on expanding our SLCN training/interventions, topping up our occupational therapy/sensory integration therapy interventions and funding parent/carer support sessions.