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Pupil Premium Plus

Pupil Premium Plus Students at CGS 

Mrs Rachel Edwards, Assistant Principal -

The responsibility of the Assistant Principal is the designated teacher for Looked After and Previously Looked After students.

In addition to the CGS core PP entitlement, CGS works closely with Virtual Schools.

In order to support their role, Virtual Schools receive a Pupil Premium Plus (PP+) grant allocation of £2300 per looked after child, based on the number of children looked after for at least one day, aged 4 to 15 at 31st August, as recorded in the latest looked after children data return.

Please note - PP+ for previously looked after children is allocated directly to and managed by the school, not the Virtual School and the onus is on the parent, carer or guardian of the child to make the school aware.  This is also currently £2300 per child.  

The Virtual School is responsible for managing the PP+ grant for currently looked after children and for allocating it to schools and alternative provisions and each one has it's own system for doing so.  They have considerable flexibility in the use of PP+ funding. Designated Teachers need to be as proactive and transparent about intended use and impact as possible via Personal Education Plans (PEPs), in order to secure the correct funding and support needed to help level the playing field for children looked after.  Every Virtual School is required to publish a clear policy on their use of PP+, including how they decide the level and use of any PP+ funding which as been top sliced to provide support best delivered at authority wide level e.g. designated teacher training.

Mrs Rachel Edwards, our designated teacher for looked-after children and Heads of House  work with the local authorities who hold the pupil premium plus (which is top sliced by virtual schools) or students who are in their care.

The grant is used for the benefit of the looked-after child’s educational needs as described in their personal education plan to match their individual needs. These plans are reviewed twice a year for those students in year 7 - 10 and three times a year for those in Year 11. The HOPE virtual school for Bristol directs CGS to use 80% of this funding on additional 1:1 Maths and English tuition. 

All CGS staff will be aware which students are LAC and where they have been identified to us, those that are PLAC. This information enables greater staff awareness of the needs, vulnerabilities and challenges that these students may have put additional support when sensitive topics are covered e.g. in PSHE drop down days. In addition to core elements Staff appraisal targets incorporate the opportunity for further staff development in terms of supporting identified students. The introduction of Provision Maps in this academic year is enabling staff to identify strategies which support specific students best. 

Adoptive parents and guardians of children who left care through a special guardianship order or child arrangements order

This lag-funded grant is used to provide additional support such as Student Well Being & Support services, key worker support (where there identified SEN-D needs), counselling services, access to the VT Thrive assessment and support as well as further appropriate alternative provisions. This year the PASS (Pupil Attitudes to Self & School) survey has been commissioned to assist Heads of House identify  further support needs. Specialist attachment and trauma training can also be accessed by key support staff. 1:1 Maths and English tuition is also provided for those students who enter CGS and who are significantly below age related learning expectations. All staff have had awareness training on the impact of ACEs.

Post-16 Support

Below are the links we provide for sixth form as widening participation schemes to help students access university.

Access to Bristol

Bristol Scholars

UWE Heading Higher Passport Plus

On track to Bath

Realising opportunities (Exeter)

Pathways to Birmingham


Page Downloads Date  
Children in care annual report Oct 2017 06th Mar 2020 Download
Children in care annual report to HOPE N... 06th Mar 2020 Download
LAC Pupil Premium Policy for Bristol 06th Mar 2020 Download
PP Evaluation 2018 19 06th Mar 2020 Download
PP+ Strategy 2019-2020 10th Mar 2020 Download