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VIRTUAL SCHOOL KENT
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Introduction to Pupil Premium Plus Policy for
Kent Children in Care
Designated Teacher Conference
HISTORICAL SITUATION IN KENT
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Children in Care have been able to access an
Achievement Improvement Fund -AIF. This money is
needs driven and is there to enhance the education of
children in care. It should not be used for anything which
would normally be provided by the school.
Another payment specifically for Children in Care has
been Pupil Premium. This payment has previously been
made direct to schools, and was £900 in 2013/2014. It was
only for children who had been in care for 6 months or
more. Schools were free to spend this money to provide
interventions to close the attainment gap.
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PUPIL PREMIUM PLUS - PP+
• Children are now eligible as soon as they
enter care
• Virtual School Headteachers are directly
responsible for allocation of funds
• The money will be allocated on a needs
basis.
• The grant must be used to improve
attainment and close the attainment gap.
• Targets and interventions should link into
high quality PEPs.
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CLOSING THE ATTAINMENT GAP
Not all Children in Care require the same
level of support and intervention to achieve
their full potential.
 In larger schools children might benefit from
group work or other interventions for more
than one child.
 It is suggested that DTs work with School
bursars or business managers where a larger
sum of money is being requested.
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MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY
The VSK Headteacher has responsibility to
ensure that Pupil Premium Plus is used in-line
with the conditions of grant 2014/2015 and
KCC Virtual School Policy Statement.
 The VSK Assistant Heads will be responsible
for initial agreement of the spending plan and
subsequent monitoring of the spending plan.
 The Designated Teacher is accountable via the
PEP meeting for monitoring and measuring the
impact of the actions and interventions agreed
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PEP Meeting
Date:
Time:
Venue:
Introductions:
Those attending:
Apologies :
1. Update of any significant changes since last PEP meeting:
2. Discussion – updates and with reference to impact on learning only
Care plan
Contact arrangements
Placement type and stability
Wellbeing – physical / mental / emotional health
Behaviour
Attendance
3. Personal Education Plan
Comments about school and learning
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Student’s achievement and progress
Subject
Level at previous PEP review
Level at current PEP review
on:
on:
NC/GCSE Progress
English / Writing
Reading
Maths
Implications of student’s special educational needs (if applicable)
Review of targets previously set
New targets agreed
State and consider the use of Pupil Premium+ in school
Consider the use of AIF and agree who will make the referral
Outside of school activities - set target
Transition arrangements (if applicable)
1. Additional comments by anyone attending the Review
2. Any other discussion items?
3. Date of next PEP:
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Pupil Premium Tracking Calendar with schools
Key points for DT to secure funding
2014 – 15
JULY/SEPT – DTs
DTs to submit PP plans to VSK AHs
If plans are clear and there is no need
to discuss they will be signed off and DT
notified
SEPTEMBER – AHs/DTs
DT meetings with AHs (as required) across 2-3 days to discuss
and sign off plans for each CIC re PP grant, as per VSK PP Policy
statement. Where plans are for financial year and agreed, 2
instalments of funding will be made (October/February).
If, in unlikely situation, dialogue does
not enable an agreed plan, then DT has
the right of appeal as set out in VSK
policy statement
OCTOBER– AHs
Funding instalment as per plans agreed. TD notified by AHs of
any concerns where consideration of funding withheld.
NOVEMBER
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DT update session – sharing of best practice – AHs
Monitoring visit 1 – discussion of impact of plans vis a vis
individual student progress – AHs/DTs
DECEMBER
Monitoring visit 1 – discussion of impact of plans vis a vis
individual student progress – AHs/DTs
VSK 100 day report to include narrative re summary of plans,
any specific best practice, weaknesses, etc. - AHs
JANUARY - AHs/DTs
Review impact thus far of plans.
FEBRUARY
2nd/final funding instalment for this financial year
Clarification re funding for 2015 – 16
confirmed by DfE enabling process to
be amended as appropriate for
forthcoming year
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MARCH - AHs
VSK 200 day report to include summary of progress/initial evidence
of impact of PPG spend
APRIL - AHs
AH review and disseminate best practice across localities
MAY – AHs/DTs
Monitoring visit 2 – review of impact/dialogue re needs for year
ahead and likely plans for new academic year.
JUNE - AHs
DT update session – sharing of best practice/identification of
school training/CPD needs
JULY – VSK HT
Initial SLT/AH review of spend vs impact (subject to summer
external results – measure KS2/4 )
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AUGUST – SLT/HT
Review of external results : impact of PP plans
Report detailing impact available for
Corporate Parenting Board and schools
PUPIL PREMIUM PLANNING TOOL
Designed to be quick and easy to use.
 Targets and implementation should still be
linked to the PEP.
 To be completed electronically and emailed to
VSK Assistant Headteacher.
 It is imperative that Designated Teachers are
able to identify, document and measure the
impact of the intervention they are proposing.
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Contextual issues - barriers to learning
Behavioural
Target
level
School context:
Current
attainme
nt levels
Pupil Premium planning tool
External agencies involved
English
Cognitive
Reading Age
Emotional
Writing Age
Social
Spelling Age
Speech and language issues
Mathematics
STS
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CAMHS
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YISP
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YOT
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KEPS
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Other – please state: ____________
Science
Student :
Year group:
Closing the gap strategy
Intervention
School:
When?
Cost : £
Review and evaluation:
Who ?
When ?
How ?
Date of next PEP ?
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FURTHER INFORMATION
All this information is available in your hand out
and on the VSK website.
 Please ensure that you have the Tracking and
Planning tools in your handout.
 Any questions about either of these documents?
 Any other questions?
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CONTACT DETAILS
Marian Smith
 Interim Deputy Head South Kent
 Dover, Folkestone, Ashford localities
 Marian.smith@kent.gov.uk
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Joanne Hayes
 Assistant Head : Ashford, Hythe & Romney Marsh
 Joanne.hayes1@kent.gov.uk
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VSK Brook House : 01227 284550
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