Personal education plan and pupil premium plus
Every child in care between 3 years and one term and 18 years must have a personal education plan (PEP). This is part of the care plan that is reviewed through the statutory review process by the independent review officer. It is recommended that the initial PEP is completed in the first 20 school days of becoming looked after or within the first 20 school days, in the term after they turn 3. This will be an essential element of planning and assessment for our children.
Please remember that the learning objectives should be challenging and reflect targets for the whole term. To achieve high-quality PEPs, it is important that there are short and long term learning objectives set by the school that are focused on enabling the child to make the next steps in learning. The proposed spend of the pupil premium plus is set within the PEP and it should demonstrate a clear link between those interventions that will additionally be provided and an outcome of accelerated progress and raised attainment.
There is an early years PEP and a template is provided, however, the PEP coordinator will also email the designated teacher two weeks before the next PEP meeting. A PEP meeting with a completed PEP should take place each term and be returned to the virtual school.
Each term the review should include a discussion with the child or young person (if appropriate) to ensure that the learning objectives are understood along with the use of the pupil premium plus. It will, however, be important that schools take the most recent PEP 1 and plan for spending to the PEP meeting to ensure that carers and social workers understand the child’s targets and the plans to support the child’s learning.
When completing the review of the previous learning objectives please include the impact of pupil premium plus funding
- Conditions of grant DfE 2021-22
- The Sutton Trust and Education Endowment Foundation has produced a toolkit for schools and a next steps report. There is also a toolkit for early years
- Pupil premium plus ideas booklet – May 2019
- The Sutton Trust and Education Endowment Foundation has produced a document ‘fifteen key lessons learned in its first six years‘.