PPP Guidance

The Looked After Children Pupil Premium Plus (PPP) is managed by the Virtual School Head in the local authority that looks after the child. The Virtual School Head works with schools to ensure that PPP money is spent to the educational benefit of the eligible child and address their individual needs as identified in the PEP.

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Pupil Premium Plus (PPP) for Looked After Children

The Pupil Premium: Conditions of Grant 2022-23 and Pupil Premium Policy Paper set out allocation arrangements for the Pupil Premium Plus (PPP) money for Looked After Children.

Different local authorities have adopted a variety of approaches for the administration of Pupil Premium Plus. The document below details the distribution arrangements for the Pupil Premium Plus for the education of Leicestershire looked-after children for 2022-23:

How should PPP be spent?
PPP can be spent on: PPP shouldn't be spent on:
Therapeutic input, e.g. play therapy, art therapy, equine therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) Food including school lunches
Counselling (where there is not and will not be CAMHS involvement) Activities including clubs, hobbies and family days out
1:1 tuition in an academic area School activities including day trips, holidays and associated equipment. (For education residentials, see below)
Private lessons, particularly where the child can gain accreditation, e.g. music, dance, drama, singing Day to day transport by car or public transport
Purchase of equipment for the child's sole use to support learning or development of a skill, e.g. laptop, musical instrument, sports equipment Clothing and school uniform
Book purchases Resources that would normally be in place anyway if the child was not in care
Costs associated with undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh award To supplement the ‘pot’ for resource that the child would access anyway*
Dyslexia assessment Expenditure on indirect costs such as administrative meeting time
Contribution towards costly residential education school trips (if all other educational needs are being met)  

*e.g. if the child has SEN and is behind age related expectations, would that child routinely access additional input or attend a small group intervention class? If so, PPP money should not be allocated to this.